Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday's Thought

(C) Allen Pearson

"The sting of death is sin,
and the power of sin is the law, 
but thanks be to God, 
who gives us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ."

- 1 Corinthians 15:56-57

God's Plan of Salvation for man is a simple thing for man who lives in a world where everything is complicated and confusing.  His Plan is as simple as:

Admitting:  Admit that you are a sinner, just like everyone else born into this world, until we  confess to Jesus Christ and ask His forgiveness:

"[23] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
[24] and are justified by his grace as a gift,
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,"

-Romans 3:23-24, ESV

"[23] For the wages of sin is death, 
but the free gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord."

-Romans 6:23, ESV


Believing: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:

[16] “For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish
but have eternal life."

-John 3:16, ESV

 and Confessing: Confess of your sins in a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ:

[9] "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. "
- Romans 10:9, ESV

[13] For “everyone who calls on the name 
of the Lord will be saved.” - Romans 10:13, ESV

So now what?  If you prayed this prayer with your whole heart and believed what you did, you are now a Christian.  My suggestion is to find a local church and become involved.  Talk to the pastor about this experience and ask him to teach you where to go or what to do next.

Please visit Peace with God to learn more.