Clarksdale Baptist Church
"A church in the heart of downtown, with the whole town on our heart"

Meet the Savior . . .

Is there something missing from your life?  Is contentment and peace, satisfaction and fulfillment, purpose and direction lacking?  Is the fear of death the only thing that overshadows the dread of continuing to live as you are right now?

 

Let me introduce you to Jesus.  He has promised never to turn away anyone that asked Him for help.  He loves you and wants the best for you, but this requires that you believe that Jesus is who He said He was, and that He will do what He said He would do.  This is the basis of faith.  I use the word FAITH as an outline of how you can have Jesus as your Saviour and know that you have eternal life.  Consider a STEP of FAITH.

F is for Forgiveness - We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness.  "In Him [meaning Jesus] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses" (Ephesians 1:7)
A is for AVAILABLE - Forgiveness is Available for All.  "For God loved the world in this way:  He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

Forgiveness is Available, But Not Automatic.  "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 7:21).

I is for IMPOSSIBLE - It is Impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.  Because of who He is:  God is loving and just.  His judgement is against sin.  "For judgment is without mercy" (James 2:13).

Because of who we are:  Every person is a sinner.  "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

 

  But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no sin?
T is for TURN - Turn means repent.  Turn from your sin and self.  "But unless you repent, you will all perish"  (Luke 13:3).

Turn to Jesus; trust Christ only.  "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved!" (Romans 10:9)

H is for HEAVEN - Heaven is eternal life.  Here . . . "I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance: (John 10:10).

Hereafter . . . "If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also" (John 14:3).

F.A.I.T.H. How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord?  By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness. Take the steps of faith:  Forsaking All I Trust Him.  Then tell someone about the important decision you have made.  Grow in your faith and enjoy new friends in Christ by becoming part of His church and attending the Sunday School class that fits you!




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