What does it mean to
be a disciple of jesus?
What would you trade for jesus?
Christians have been asked this question since Jesus was here, what would you trade for your relationship with God?
Christians throughout the history of mankind have answered that question the very same way, with their lives.
Nothing can separate us from the love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Why? Because He first loved us while we were yet dead in sin, and gave Himself for us in loving kindness. Why do we love Jesus? Because of who He is, and what we are not. He loves us so much, and shows it every day. His love is new every day!
Faith is forced consent
Not a leap in the dark!
We may have begun our journey fairly convinced Jesus was a "good man," but as we began considering all the evidence, God's Holy Spirit quietly began drawing us to Christ, and we were compelled to follow Him.
We certainly did not set out predisposed to believe in Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, we found ourselves agreeing with this statement:
Faith is forced consent!
That is to say, when evidence is judged by the mind and heart to be sufficient, the state of mind that we call "faith" is the inevitable effect. Whenever reasons are judged sufficient, faith, trust is induced.
John Murray, Collected Writings II
What is the Gospel?
The Power of God to save us.
That the One True God, The Creator of Heaven and Earth would send His Son to be born as a man, to be a sacrificial lamb on a Cross for our sin.
A sole substitutionary sacrifice for sin by which God could remain Holy, Just, and altogether Righteous in forgiving our sin.
God then raised His Son Jesus Christ from the grave confirming acceptance of the substitutionary payment. Indeed, our debt is now Paid in Full by God Himself.
God now commands that all mankind repent of our sin and place our faith, our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
All those who repent and turn to Christ are forgiven, and Christ's Righteousness is then credited to our account forever.
As God's Children we are Joint Heirs with Christ in His inheritance, and will live and enjoy Him in Heaven forever!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
What is the Gospel?
the love of god to save us.
There is a cost for following Christ. Sometimes the cost is everything you have, but it's well worth it. It is!
The decision is yours. If God is working in your heart, follow the light home. If not, you need to pray earnestly that God will change your heart. You can make a lot of mistakes in life and get by, but this is one you do not want to make.
Don't miss Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord! Please don't!
The Bible states very clearly and unambiguously that there is an eternal cost for refusing God's forgiveness. That cost is separation from God forever, with no hope in Hell forever.
The choice is yours. Be smart! Ask God now to show you if this is true. Don't wait, you can't count on tomorrow, ask God to show you if this is really true! He will.
What does apologetics (a defense of the faith) have to do with the gospel? Everything, simply everything.
the most important decision in life
We want you to know that asking God to forgive you, to wash you clean of all your sin and save you does not mean a life of heaven on earth. That begins in Heaven. In fact, Jesus warned us that we will have trouble and tribulation, lots of it, because we have an enemy working to destroy our life by destroying our faith in God.
But, we know the Shepard, the Savior, God Most High the Creator of Heaven and Earth that loves us and will be with us through it all, so that all things will work together for our good.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Jesus was here for 33 years and said a lot of things, here's one that should concern you... that there's no middle ground. You're either with Him or against Him.
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me, scatters.
We're praying for you!
Let us know.