Ames Baptist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Sowing Truth, Harvesting Righteousness

It's All About Jesus


 
The Main Thing is Jesus

He is the Christ, the son of the Living God! In other words, Jesus is the chosen one of God for your salvation; not only is he the chosen one, but he's the only one through whom you can receive the promise of life abundant now, and eternal life later! 

God loves you, after all, he created you! Even so, he created you with better intentions than this sin-infected life that you currently have.  Satan has come and intwined himself into your life intentionally causing tremendous decay and breakdown! The result? You carry out the sinful desires of your sin-inflicted life. You're as guilty as everyone else. Worst of all, your relationship with God has been eternally damaged . . .

 
. . . that is, of course, until Christ comes on scene, defeating your eventual death by his own death. In this way, he has graciously granted to you the victory over death and entrance into abundant and eternal life!

This is the Jesus we celebrate, the son of God who we worship fully!  You can worship him too and receive the fullness of life and relationship with God Most High, the very thing He designed for us to begin with!
 
If you desire this relationship with God through Christ, your next step is quite simple, really.
If you believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead on your behalf, and confess with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved! Don't yet believe it? Try reading the following statements from Scripture, see what you think:
 

         1. Romans 3:23". . . for all have sinned and fall short of            
                                                       the glory of God . . ."

         2. Romans 6:23". . . and the wages of sin is death, but the
                                                      free gift of God is eternal life in Christ   
                                                     Jesus our Lord"

         3. Romans 5:8". . . but God shows his love for us in that
                                                   
while we were still sinners, Christ         
                                                    died for us."

         4. Romans 10:13"everyone who calls upon the name of
                                                     the Lord will be saved."

         5. Romans 10:9-10". . . because if you confess with your
                                                     mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your
                                                     heart that God raised him from the dead,
                                                     you will be saved. For with the heart one
                                                     believes and is justified, and with the mouth
                                                     one confesses and is saved."

So listen, friend, this is the next step, if you've chosen to confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, it's time to get in contact with the pastor. It's time for you to understand what's next after you've received forgiveness of your sins and freedom from this fallen, sin-filled world! That's good news! You can contact Pastor Bryan by phone at 580-753-4254 (leave a message if you didn't get through), or by email at amesbaptistchurch@gmail.com. 

Don't push this off. It's incredibly important and crucial to your new life in Christ! We're ready to welcome you to your new family and into the New Kingdom of God!