The Author of our Salvation
2,000 years ago, the most controversial figure in History, Jesus Christ, was born in a manger. Though he came into the world in a humble way, to an everyday couple, that small baby was God’s answer to humanity’s desperate need for salvation.
Doomed by our sin, we were separated from God and cut off from the richness of His blessings. God, because of His great love for us, wrapped Himself in humanity and came to earth as a simple man — Jesus. He lived and dwelt among us and eventually sacrificed Himself, all because of His great love. The cost of our sin was His life, and He gave it that we might receive salvation through Him.
John 3:16, one of the most famous scriptures, illustrates just this, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. That whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jesus became the bridge between mankind and God so that we can have a relationship with the Father. He is our Savior, our healer, and our friend.
Jesus came that we might have a more abundant life. He came to carry our weaknesses, our sickness, our pain, so that we can walk in total freedom, peace, power and purpose.
Jesus is more than a historical figure or a great teacher who once lived. He conquered death so that we might live. We don’t have to earn His love and salvation.His love is a free gift available to all who will believe. Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with us. All we have to do is receive it by faith, and come to Him just the way we are.
Once you make a decision for Christ, we encourage you to take that next step of faith and follow in believer’s baptism. The water itself is not special, but a demonstration that you no longer are your old self; you have been buried, and now resurrected in Christ and walk in His power, purpose and love.
To participate in Believer’s Baptism,talk to Pastor Larry Holland. Baptism takes place after the service in the Sanctuary.
A New Life in Christ
Now that you have made the most important decision of your life, it’s important to make a few changes to keep your life on track with Christ. First, make today a day of new beginnings in your life and don’t look back! Know this, God has forgiven and forgotten your past and has a bright future ahead of you. Romans 8:1 says there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. When condemning voices remind you of your past, don’t forget, God no longer remembers your sin. God’s Word says as far as the east is from the west, so your sins are from His memory.
Second, give us one year of your life and commit to Grace Baptist Church where your faith can grow. Surround yourself with other believers and friends that will encourage you on this new journey of faith. We encourage you to bring your friends so they can learn and grow in their faith with you.
Finally, we encourage you to get involved here where you can be taught the fundamentals of walking with God. Join us and discover the wonderful promises and blessings the Lord has in store for His children.