Need Hope?

In the world today, there are many things that claim to be the source of lasting fulfillment. And while there are things the world offers that are fun and shiny at first, all these things eventually decay and waste away. Matthew 6:19-21 says, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". It would be a sad thought to think that everything we possess will eventually come to ruin. However, there is hope! There is one thing that never dies, and that is the Salvation of Jesus Christ for those who believe in Him!

We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and deserve punishment for our sins (Romans 6:23). However, in His great love, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to come down to us here on earth and die on the cross for our sins. The punishment that we deserved was taken from us and placed on Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:5 says, "But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed." Isn't this an amazing thing!? And this gift of Salvation is free to all who believe in Him, repent of their sins, and give their lives to God. Those who believe in God have the hope of Salvation, and nothing can ever take this away! So where the world seems to steal our hope, God has given us an eternal hope as we are confident that one day we will spend eternity with God in heaven! John 10:10 says, "The thief (talking about Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (God) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." Though we will never be good enough or do enough good in our lives to obtain this Salvation, it is still available to us through Jesus Christ. Salvation is found in nowhere else except Jesus Christ. John 14: 6 says, "Jesus answered, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me'." You can have this hope! And we know this because of what the BIble says! Romans 10:13 says, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Will you call on His name today? We would love to have you join us for church on Sundays! We have life groups at 9:15 am for all ages and our worship service is at 10:30 am. We would love to see you as we celebrate this hope in Jesus Christ together! Blessings!

 

Pastor Tyler