IN MY LAST POST I WROTE ABOUT STORMS THAT WE CANNOT FLEE FROM. STORMS EVENTUALLY COME TO EVERY ONE'S LIVES. IF YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED ONE YET, BELIEVE ME, THE STORMS ARE COMING. I HAVE FOUND THAT IT IS MUCH EASIER TO RIDE OUT THE STORM WITH JESUS CHRIST. HE BECAME MY SAVIOUR IN 1979 AND CAN BE YOURS TOO IF HE IS NOT ALREADY. WHAT IS TO FOLLOW IS WRITTEN BY OUR PASTOR. PLEASE READ IT ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE 100% ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN SOMEDAY WHEN YOU DIE. IF IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART IN ANY WAY PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
You've Got a Friend In Jesus!
GOD LOVES YOU! He wants you to know how to spend eternity with Him in Heaven after you die.
Do you know if you died today if you would be in Heaven tomorrow? You can! To go to Heaven, you must be SAVED. That means you have been born again, or born spiritually. Let's see if you qualify to be saved.
First, do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God?
Secondly, do you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins?
Thirdly, do you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days after He died?
If you answered "Yes" to all three questions, you are qualified to be saved, according to the Bible.
The Bible teaches that you and I are sinners by birth. Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
The Bible further teaches that there is a penalty for being a sinner - namely, death in Hell. Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." I don't like that, but that's why I'm telling you how to be saved. I don't want anyone to go to Hell, and you don't have to go to Hell.
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, paid your penalty of Hell for you. Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Because we are sinners by birth, we have no perfect sacrifice to make for our sin. Even our best efforts are stained by sin, so that no matter how good we try to live or how hard we try to make up for our sins, we fall short of what a holy God requires. But, Jesus Christ is perfect, and His death on the cross was a perfect sacrifice for all of our sin, and God will allow Jesus' sacrifice to pay for all our sin.
The Bible teaches that we must receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour by faith. John 1:12, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Much like a bride and groom receive each other when they exchange vows, you and I must receive Jesus Christ, trusting Him to forgive us of our sins and trusting Him alone to take our souls to Heaven when we die.
Salvation is not found in a church or a good deed or in baptism or any religious act. Salvation is found in a Person, and that Person is Jesus Christ.
Would you like your sins forgiven? Would you like to know you would go to Heaven when you die? Would you like to be SAVED? Let me help you receive Jesus Christ right now.
"Dear God, I admit I am guilty of being a sinner in Your sight. I am sorry for my sins. I believe Jesus Christ is Your perfect Son and that He died for my sins and rose from the dead. I want to be saved. I want my sins forgiven, and right now, I receive Jesus Christ and trust Him to save me. I believe You love me, and I ask You to forgive me of my sins and to take my soul to Heaven when I die. I trust You, and I thank You for saving me. Amen."
Congratulations! And thank you for allowing me to share this good news with you!
Pastor Jack Schaap