REALIZE - that you are a sinner.
Dear Lord Jesus,
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God's desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, "No one is good-not even one" (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we can not become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
RECOGNIZE - that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners" (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
REPENT - of your sin.
The Bible tells us to "repent and be converted" (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
RECEIVE - Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in..." (Revelation 3:20 NKJV)
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
I know I am a sinner.
I believe you died for my sins.
Right now, I turn from my sins
and open the door of my heart and life.
I confess you as
my personal Lord and Savior.
Thank you for saving me.
Deluded by Desires (Part 2)
Friday, March 24, 2017
Today, Pastor Lloyd will take us back to the book of Second Peter as he continues his verse by verse study through this important letter. In chapter two, Peter speaks of the dangers of false doctrine - both for the giver and the receiver. Is there anything wrong with reading scripture and deciding for yourself exactly what it means? Is the Bible so vague that we all can just come to our own understanding of what God is saying to us? There are plenty of people who think that way, but to do so is dangerous - even deadly.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Peter 2:10-14