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Upcoming Events
MAY

26

SAT
Fellowship & Fun Night
5:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to join us for a good ol' time of fellowship and fun! We will have our fun nights on the last Saturday of every month. See announcements for meal details, as it will change every month.
MAY

27

SUN
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
We have a class for all ages, from nursery to senior adults!
Evening Worship Service
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MAY

28

MON
MAY

30

WED
Hour of Power
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prayer meeting and worship service.
Auxiliaries
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
We have a Bible based and mission focused class for all ages!
JUN

03

SUN
New York Cemetery Homecoming
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
We have a class for all ages, from nursery to senior adults!
Evening Worship Service
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JUN

06

WED
Hour of Power
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prayer meeting and worship service.
Auxiliaries
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
We have a Bible based and mission focused class for all ages!
JUN

10

SUN
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
We have a class for all ages, from nursery to senior adults!
Evening Worship Service
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bible Search
Salvation
 

A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A Christian has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, tries to obey Him in all things, and draws on His strength to help with problems. 

God made us for Himself and our souls are restless until they find rest in Him. Only God can fill the void in your life. The answer to your search is accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life. To become a Christian, you need to know these basic facts from the Bible:

God loves you. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Because of God’s love for all persons, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.

You are a sinner. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6) There is no one righteous, not even one. (Romans 3:10) All persons are sinners in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own way and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God. 

Sin separates you from God. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Sin forms a barrier that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God. Who is Holy. As an unholy sinner, you can’t have fellowship with God. You are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls hell. 

You can’t save yourself. For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) People often think that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn’t true. There is nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation. 

God sent His Son Jesus to remove the sin barrier. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, removed the sin barrier between you and God. Jesus died for your sins, taking your punishment on Himself. God did for you in Jesus Christ what you couldn’t do for yourself. 

You can receive Jesus Christ through faith. That 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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

 

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. 

Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. (Isaiah 55:6-7) Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Thank Him for entering your life. Commit yourself to live for Him.

Accepting Christ is the beginning. After accepting Him, be obedient by following Christ in baptism and by uniting with a church. When you do, you will find that your life truly does have purpose and meaning. Talk with another Christian about your decision for Christ.

 

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