Why We're Here

The reason we're here is to tell you about Him
 
Everything we do as a church, and the reason we exist in the first place, is because of God's gift of forgiveness through his son Jesus. More than anything else, we want you to know that God loves you and has a plan for your life! Many spend their lives trying to earn God's approval by following rules, attending religious services, or being a good person; the truth is that the only way to a fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
1) God loves you.
 
Because of God’s love for all persons, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
(John 3:16Ephesians 2:4-5)
 
2) Recognize sin.
 
All persons are “sinners” in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go our own way and do our own thing as opposed to being obedient to the will of God.
(Isaiah 53:6Romans 3:10)
 
3) Sin separates us from God.
 
Sin brings spiritual death and forms a barrier that prevents us from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, who is holy. If not dealt with, the sin that separates us from fellowship with God now will separate us from God for all eternity in what the Bible calls Hell. 
(Isaiah 59:2Romans 3:23)
 
4) We can’t save ourselves.
 
People often think that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation.
(Ephesians 2:8-9Titus 3:5Romans 4:4-5)
 
5) God sent His son Jesus to remove the sin barrier.
 
What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Your sin is a barrier between you and God. But the Good News is that Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to demonstrate that His payment was acceptable to God. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for relationship with God.
(1 Peter 2:23Romans 5:82 Corinthians 5:21Romans 10:9)
 
6) You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
 
Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin.
(John 14:6Acts 16:31Romans 10:9-10)
 
7) Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
 
God hasn’t made it difficult for us to experience salvation with Him.  Simply admit to God that you are a sinner in need of His grace.  Acknowledge what Jesus has done for you on the cross, and by faith receive Him as your Savior and Lord.  Tell someone and ask God to give you His strength as you begin a new life of following Jesus. Welcome to His family!
 
If you just prayed to receive Christ for the first time, please give us a call (509.466.6330) or email us and let us know! We would love to help you grow, because accepting Jesus is just the beginning of an awesome life-long journey!