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Why Jesus?

Jesus – The Son of God, Messiah, Savior, Lord, Redeemer, Prince of Peace, Soon Coming King… He is all these things and more!  The bigger question here should be do you KNOW Jesus? Have you accepted him as your personal Savior, received forgiveness for your sins and the promise of eternal life?  If you haven’t – NOW is the time!
You may be asking “Why do I need Jesus?”  The simple answer is… because you are a sinner, we all are sinners. Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard”.  It is because of our sin that we require a savior.  Romans 6:23 says “for the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord”.  Because Jesus is the ONLY person to live on this earth without sin, he is the only one who can bridge the gap between us and God.  Jesus was sent to this earth as the son of God to die for the sins of all humanity.  His perfect blood was shed for us so that we may be cleansed from our sins and enter into fellowship with God the Father.  John 3:16 says “for God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Why Jesus?

To know Jesus Christ personally and have your sins forgiven, you must believe that you are a sinner separated from God and that your only hope is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came and died for your sins.  If you have acknowledged these facts and and realize your need for his forgiveness of your sin, the Bible teaches that there are two things that you must do:

1. Turn from your sins – you see, there are some things only God can do and some things only you can do.  Only God can remove your sins and give you the gift of eternal life, but only you can turn from your sins and receive Jesus as your Savior.  That brings us to the second thing you must do to respond to God’s offer.

2.  Believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him into your life. Having seen the enormity of your sin and having decided to turn away from it, you then must believe in and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

If you are ready to make the commitment of a lifetime and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then take a moment to pray a prayer like this one:

God, I’m sorry for my sins.  I turn from them right now.  I thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins.  Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart and life right now.  Be my Lord, Savior, and friend.  Help me to follow You.  Thank you for forgiving and receiving me right now.  Thank you that my sins are forgiven and thank you for your promise of eternal life.  In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

If you’ve prayed this prayer, congratulations on making the right decision!  Becoming a Christian is just the beginning of a whole new life.  As a new Christian we would like the opportunity to pray with you and to encourage you to begin your new walk with Christ.  If you have prayed this prayer, or would like someone to pray with you, please call our church office at (704) 663-0911.


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