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The Gospel
God: Who He Is
“God, who made the world and everything in it …. He is Lord of heaven and earth….He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth….so that they should seek the Lord” (Acts 17:24-27).  The Bible explains that God created us and sustains us and, therefore, has the right to absolute authority in our lives. Out of His love, He made us in His image so that we would seek to honor Him as the true Creator.
 
Man: His Problem
“The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God” (Psalm 14:2). “There is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:11,23). “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Instead of seeking God, man rebels against God’s authority and chooses to live his own way. The Bible says that failure to recognize God’s authority is sin. The penalty for our sin is death–not just physical death, for all men die–but eternal separation from God in hell. Man rightly deserves this judgment for failing to honor his Creator.
 
Christ: God’s Solution
“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:6, 8-9). God’s great love and mercy can extend a pardon to sinners. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for sinners and pay sin’s penalty. In His death, Jesus endured the punishment that sinners deserve and therefore satisfied the wrath of God, making it possible for sinners to be made right with Him and receive eternal life.
 
Our Response
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). “….Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved….” (Acts 16:31).  “…. God….commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30).
 
God commands you to repent from your rebellion and to trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation. You must admit that you are a sinner, believe that you are forgiven only through Jesus’ death on the cross, and commit your entire life to obey the risen Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
 
 
 
 
 

 

12Dec
Wednesday December 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christmas Fellowship Dinner
12Dec
Wednesday December 12, 7:35 PM - 8:30 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
14Dec
Friday December 14, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
S.A.Y. Christmas Party at the Farm
15Dec
Saturday December 15, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ladies' Christmas Fellowship

 
 
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