Know Jesus

The way, the truth, and the life.

Jesus is the hope and light of the world.

If you have never encountered Jesus, we encourage you to hear the good news, and we’re here with you every step of the way. 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6

The Gospel (good news) of Jesus…

The Gospel begins where the Bible does—with creation. Men and women were uniquely formed by God, to be in fellowship with God, and to enjoy God forever.

References: Genesis 1:26-28

This fellowship was altered by the rebellious actions of the first humans—Adam and Eve. When tempted by satan, Adam and Eve chose to pursue disobedience to God. This disobedience, otherwise known as sin, fractured their relationship with God and brought chaos into a once perfect world.

Because God is holy, He pronounced judgment on the man, the woman, satan, and even the earth. Because of sin, all who are naturally born into the world are born separated from God, their Creator, with no way to restore this broken fellowship on their own.

References: Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:10, 23

The good news of the Gospel is that what you could never do on your own, God did for you in the Person and work of Jesus Christ! Jesus lived the perfect human life, totally without sin, making Him the only sacrifice God would accept to pay the penalty of the sin of the world. And, that’s exactly what Jesus did on the cross—absorbed God’s wrath against your sin so that you would have the opportunity to receive Jesus’ righteousness. The proof that Jesus’ sacrifice was accepted by God lies in the fact that Jesus rose from the dead to brand new life. By taking the punishment of the world upon Himself, Jesus made a way for sinners to have a relationship with God.

References: John 14:6; Romans 5:8, 10:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:23

Because Jesus lived and died in the place of sinful people, salvation is possible! You can be made right with the God of the universe, but only through confession and repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection in your place. Faith is simply trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to cause God to accept you. Faith is complete reliance on Christ in life, and in death. This faith, resulting in salvation, is a free gift of God.

References: John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10

Receiving Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for your sin is possible today!

Through prayer, you can:

– Admit to God that you are a sinner in need of salvation.
– Confess and turn from your sin (repent) and ask Jesus to save you.
– Commit yourself to living for Jesus out of gratitude for what He has done for you.

References: Romans 10:9-10, 13

If you have questions about your faith or want to speak with someone, please email or call the Church Office (803) 772.3227.