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Salvation


The Gift of Grace that is Jesus Christ

 

           Perhaps after listening to songs on The River, you’ve wondered where this joy of loving and serving God comes from. Perhaps you are longing for this same joy.

 

           You can have it! It’s free! It’s the grace of God that comes from loving Jesus Christ.

 

           Here at The River, we acknowledge that we are sinners and are saved by the love of God that came in the self-sacrificing death of Jesus Christ.

 

           The Word of God in the Bible tells us all we need to know about the His love. Here are some basic facts to get you started in embracing the gift of grace that is Jesus Christ.

 

  • Know that every single person on this earth is a sinner.  Every person.

    “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

  • Because of sin, we are separated from God. Something must pay the price of that sin to re-establish a relationship with God. The price is death.

     “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”       

     Romans 6:23

  • Jesus Christ – one who never sinned – paid the price! God proved His love for us through His free gift of grace, in sending Jesus Christ, His Son – all God and all man – to die for us, so that we can spend eternity with our Father in Heaven.

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me.” John 14:6 and “God proves His love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

  • But that’s not the end of the story … Jesus Christ, rose from the dead!

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here. He is risen. Remember when He told you while He was still in Galilee, that the son of man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified and on the third day rise again.” Luke 14:5b-7

  • All we have to do is confess our sin, believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God raised Jesus from the dead … and we are saved.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 and “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

 

           Nothing you have done is so bad that Jesus Christ suffering hasn’t covered it. Nothing. You may think you are beyond redemption. Think again. God sent Jesus Christ for all people, all sinners. He died for you! He rose for you! Because He loves you! He loves you so very much.

 

            If you want to know more about the saving grace of God, find a Bible and begin reading! Start with one of the gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, as they tell the story of Jesus Christ’s life. If you don’t have access to a Bible, contact us here at The River and we will see that you get one.

 

           God has been knocking on the door of your heart for a long time … why not take the chance, open the door and let Him in. The joy of loving Christ is waiting for you.

 

            Are you ready to make Jesus Christ your Savior today? If you are, just repeat this prayer:

 

            Father God, I come to you knowing I have sinned. I ask for your forgiveness. Please help me to turn away from my past sins and obey your laws. I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son, that He died for my sins and rose from the grave and is alive. I give my life to Christ as ask the Holy Spirit to live in me to teach me and help me to obey your laws and follow your will for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

            Congratulations and welcome to the family of our Lord Jesus Christ! We recommend that you try to find a church home where you can have a place to be welcomed into the fellowship of other Christians, worship the Lord and learn more about His Word. God bless you!