WHAT TO KNOW
Our one true God exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each person being equally and fully God. Before the world began, the Father and the Son agreed to save his people through the Son's life, death, and resurrection. This is love: God's plan for the world, including every nation, people, and language, for all time. God created man to worship him, but man instead worships the creation. Turning from God is sin. Sin separates mankind from the Lord and makes mankind the object of his justice and wrath. However, God did not abandon sinful man; rather, he sent his Son, Jesus, into the world. Why did he come? To live obediently as required by God and to be the substitute to take upon himself man’s punishment for sin. He lived innocently and he died sacrificially in the sinner’s place.
The gospel announces God’s good news that sinners may be forgiven and justified, not by man’s own efforts but through faith in Jesus Christ. By his Holy Spirit, God gives sinners a desire to turn to the Lord. To receive this gift of salvation man must place faith in Jesus, who is God's provision of grace.
WHAT TO DO
Have you turned to the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust in him alone for salvation? Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved from the penalty of condemnation and hell.
With trusting Christ, comes a new desire to live in the strength of the Holy Spirit and follow the Word of God, the Bible. With gladness and joy believers and their children worship the Lord each Sunday. As the church, we show love to God and others that they might learn of Christ and be saved.
When Jesus comes again to judge, he will give to each person what he deserves. To those who have believed in him, he will give the fullness of their salvation—the reward of heaven. To those who remain in sin and refuse to believe, he will give them their just reward, casting them into hell. Each day in everything we give thanks and serve the Lord.