A Bountiful Life in Christ
"'I am the way', Jesus said.
'To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction.
A thief has only one thing in mind – he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy.
But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect –
life in its fullness until you overflow!"
John 10:9-10 (The Passion Translation)
Do you believe?
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Psalm 2:7, Acts 13:33, Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, John 1:1-2, Hebrews 1:5, 2 Peter 1:17
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father, God, except through Him.
That we must be born again,
meaning to be born of the Spirit,
because we are already born of the flesh,
to see the Kingdom of God.
You will be saved
if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord,
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Saved from what?
I will never forget a time I shared my faith in Christ with a friend of mine. I unintentionally used a lot of "Christianese", Christian words that sound completely foreign to those who have not heard them before.
"Saved from what?" She asked unknowingly.
At the time I wasn't quite sure how to answer, but today I can confidently say that we are saved from eternal separation from a loving God,
the Creator of heaven and earth.
Did you know the Bible talks more about hell than our other destination choice, eternal life with Him?
Because God, our Creator did not want us to be eternally separated from Him. This is why He sent His Son, Jesus to die on the cross and restore our relationship with God.
If you are ready for a bountiful life in Christ, pray this prayer
God, my Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending Your Son Jesus to show me how to live and have life in His name. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord and because I call on Your name, I am saved. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead, which makes me right with You and free from guilt and sin.
In Jesus' precious name I pray, Amen.
You probably have a lot of questions.
I am working on a New Believer's packet that will help you on your journey. For now, check out the blog and podcast, but most importantly read your Bible. Within its pages is the life and freedom you are searching for.
If you do not have a Bible, check out the free You Version Bible app.
Tell someone about your decision to follow Christ.
Tell your best friend, your neighbor, tell someone you've decided to believe in Jesus.
Find a Bible-believing local church.
Discipleship and community are crucial to growing in your walk with Christ.
Just like a plant won't grow without sun, soil, and water; you will not grow without a Bible, prayer, and a church community.