We know that the things happening in our community is hard and can bring about a feeling of despair. How do we cope? What do we do? How can we move forward?
Today we want to offer HOPE through Jesus. And we want to HELP with your physical needs by providing some groceries or financial assistance during this time of crisis.
We have good news for you, there is hope. There is hope for this life in the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Loves You
Did you know that Jesus loves you? He loves you so much that he was willing to leave Heaven, be born as a human on earth, and die so that you can have a relationship with God and have eternal hope.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Without Jesus, we do not have eternal life. We perish. When we die, we are eternally separated from Jesus. But Jesus wants every person to come to him and live with him forever. He loves you!
We Are Sinners
The fact of the matter is, we are all sinners. From the day we were conceived, we had a desire to sin. It is our nature to do wrong. It is our nature to go against the things of Jesus. Even our ‘good’ is bad when compared to Jesus.
Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Since we all have a sinful nature, we all deserve the same consequence. Death! Death is the payment for having a sinful nature, eternal separation from God.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death
God Sends Jesus
Since we are all born in sin, we cannot do enough good to make ourselves right with God. Because of God’s love and desire to have fellowship with his creation, he sent Jesus.
Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
By accepting the payment for sin, death, Jesus made it possible for you to have fellowship with God. And after three days in the grave, Jesus came back to life. This resurrection put an end to death because of sin. His death and resurrection make it possible for us to have eternal life with God.
Now It’s Your Turn
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins— that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty.
If you will speak to God in prayer, you will receive forgiveness and have hope for this life and eternity.
You can pray to God something like this:
“Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior.
Guide my life and help me to do your will.
In your name, amen.”
If you have just prayed this prayer, we would love to talk with you about your faith in Jesus. The next step for the new believer is to follow Jesus’s example and be baptized.
We Want to Help
During this crisis, many of our neighbors are experiencing difficult times. Many of you have lost your jobs and source of income. We want to be able to serve our neighbor by providing some groceries or offering some financial help.
Will you let us know how we can minister to you today?