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What is the Gospel?
The Bible is a wonderful book. It is God’s message to mankind, and it contains everything that we need to know to live our lives the way our Creator intended (II Timothy 3: 16,17). There are countless truths and principles for us to learn and live by found in the Bible, but if you were to boil everything down to its most basic message, the Bible says these three things:
FIRST, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT MANKIND HAS A PROBLEM, AND THAT PROBLEM IS SIN.
Sin is any action or attitude that falls short of God’s perfect standard. Every one of us has the problem of sin (Romans 3:23). And the Bible teaches us that there is a consequence to sin – sin separates us from a holy God (Habakkuk 1:13). In fact, the Bible tells us that end result of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and that there is nothing that we ourselves can do to solve the problem of sin.
SECOND, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE IS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF SIN, AND THAT SOLUTION IS THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST (ROMANS 6:23).
The Bible tells us that God loved us so much that he sent Jesus, His only Son, to die in our place (John 3:16). Jesus paid the penalty of your sin so that you would not have to be forever separated from God (I John 4:10). The Bible also tells us that Jesus is the only solution for our sin problem (John 14:6).
THIRD, THE BIBLE DEMANDS A DECISION.
It is not enough to just know about Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for you. You must choose to put your trust in Christ, to receive this free gift of salvation that God offers (John 1:12).
ALL OF US HAVE THE PROBLEM OF SIN.
There is only one solution to the problem – the person of Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for us. Every one of us must decide…
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS CHRIST?
That is the question that every one of us must answer. The Bible says that the only solution to our sin problem, our only way to be right with the Creator God is to accept His free gift of salvation given through His Son, Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).
YOU MUST MAKE A DECISION! WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?
There are only three possible answers to the question, “What will you do with Jesus Christ?”
1) To say yes, to accept God’s free gift of salvation by putting your trust in Jesus Christ.
2) To say no, to reject God’s offer of salvation. The Bible says that those who make this choice will spend eternity separated from God in a place called Hell.
3) To say maybe, to try to put off the decision to a more convenient time. The Bible does say that God is patient, wanting everyone to come to the point of accepting His gift of salvation (II Peter 3:9). But none of us is promised that we will be here tomorrow, and because of this “x-factor” of death, trying to put off our decision by saying maybe automatically puts us in the “no” category.
So, the truth is, there are only two answers to the question, “What will you do with Jesus Christ?”
To accept His free gift of salvation or to reject that gift.
Let me ask you, “What have you done with Jesus Christ?” If you have never accepted God’s offer of eternal life, I can think of no better time than right now (II Corinthians 6:2). If you would like to say yes to Christ, you can do it right now, wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Join me in our prayer room to talk to Him and invite Him into your life.
THE INVITATION IS OPEN – YOU CAN ACCEPT THE GIFT OF SALVATION AND GET RID OF THE SIN IN YOUR LIFE. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU’RE DOING OR WHAT YOU’VE DONE. THE OFFER IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.
If you would like to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, right now, right where you are, you need only ask Him.
If you’ve come this far, you probably realize you’re about to make the most important decision of your life.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He also said, “whoever comes to me I will never drive away.”
IF YOU ASK HIM, YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The way believers talk to the Lord is through prayer. Your prayer should be your own, from your own heart to His. If you’re not in the habit of praying, though, you may need an example.
An example of such a prayer may go something like this:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that I am a sinner and need forgiveness.
I believe that Your Son Jesus died in my place,
to pay the penalty for my sin,
and rose again for my salvation.
I want to turn from my sinful ways,
so I now ask you, Lord Jesus, to come
into my life as my Savior and my Lord.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
The Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” If you have asked Him into your life, and believe He died to save you, you are a Christian, bound for Heaven.
The difficulties of living as a Christian in a sinful world are many. It is essential that you immediately seek other sincere, Bible-believing Christians to help you sustain your resolve. Both individual Christian friends and a solidly Bible-based Christian church are essential.
If you just prayed this prayer, we have a book that we would like to email to you.
If you’re new to FWA or even if you feel new, Discover FWA Class is the best place to learn about FWA and how you fit in.
Our Discover FWA Class gives you a chance to learn more about FWA. About the history, our purpose and our core values. Ultimately, our goal is to help you find out if FWA is a good fit for you and your family. You’ll also get to meet some of our leadership and ask any questions you might have about the church. Finally, we always conclude our time with next steps on how you can continue to grow here with us.
Dates & Times of the next Discover FWA Class coming soon.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his/her faith in the final resurrection of the dead.
Baptism does not save you, but it is a sign of a saved person! It is the public identification of the believer as a follower of Christ.
There are three steps to the Membership Process:
• Step 1: An introduction to the Family Worship Church family. This step covers four points of church-life: our salvation (what God has done for us), our statement (why we exist as a church), our strategy (how we fulfill our God-given purpose), and our structure (how we are organized as to maximize unity and minimize conflict).
• Step 2: An introduction to Christian discipline. This step introduces tangible things that we can do at home to grow our faith and, thus, become more like Jesus. When educated on topics such as prayer, Bible-reading, and studying, we debunk the myth that the disciplines are for pious, religious, and boring people. Rather, they are practical and enjoyable.
• Step 3: Discover my ministry/gifts/talents?
Throughout the Bible we read about the importance of serving God and one another, such as Joshua 22:5, where we read:
“…love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways and keep his commandments and cling to him and serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Jesus Christ himself modeled this with His disciples and others He encountered during His earthly ministries. Jesus’ example should serve as a model for His followers to selflessly serve one another faithfully.
Here at FWA our mission is to LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE & SERVE OUR WORLD.
As a part of our church family, we encourage you to be involved by serving in a ministry. We have many different areas for you to get plugged in with that will allow you to use your gifts and talents to serve God and others. If you’re interested in serving, we’d love to connect with you!