God's story.     Your story.


God's story is a story of restoration as He calls each of us from our rebellion, back to Himself.  It is a beautiful story of majesty, grace, and the perfect love of the Father for His children.  Have you taken the time to know God's story?


God created a world that was perfect and good, and He created you and I to enjoy the world with Him in beautiful fellowship - all for His glory.  Fellowship, however, was broken through man's disobedience and his desire to be like God.  Our hearts became sinful and this beautiful world was never the same.


Enter Jesus.  The wrath that you and I were to experience because of our sin was placed on Jesus, who came from heaven to earth, lived a sinless life, and gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross.  Jesus paid the price that you and I owed for our sin.  In the darkest moment in history, God took our sin, placed it on Jesus, and He took the goodness of Jesus and made it available to us.


Because of Jesus, our fellowship with God can be restored.  God's invitation to us is a relationship with him through His son, Jesus Christ.  Galatians 5:17 says "...if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold the new has come."  The relationship that was broken can be restored through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


God is inviting you to be a part of His story.  Our prayer is that you respond to God's invitation - that you acknowledge your rebellion, and place your faith in Jesus to save and restore you.

How can a person get into heaven


The idea that salvation is a gift that comes by grace through faith and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9) is so radical that many religious people cannot accept it.  We can sum up the Christian teaching on how a person can get into heaven in ten words:


  • God loves.  A favorite verse of many Christ-followers is John 3:16, which begins with "for God loved the world..."  God's love is the motivating factor in how He deals with humanity.


  • Humans sinned.  The Bible says that Adam and Eve introduced sin into the world by rebelling against God's will (Romans 5:12-18).  As a consequence, "death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12).


  • Jesus died.  Jesus Christ came to this world with one purpose:  to die in our place for our sin and be raised back to life again.  Romans 5:8 says, "But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!"


  • We believe.  "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation."  (Romans 10:9-10)


  • God forgives.  When we enter relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, our sins are washed away.  Isaiah 1:18 says, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow."  This cleansing comes through the blood of Jesus, which brings "forgiveness of our trespasses" (Ephesians 1:7).


Jesus' sacrifice allows us to enjoy eternal benefits.  It's ours for the asking.  Just confess your need for salvation,, and then believe on Jesus Christ and what God did through Him.  If you made this commitment, the Bible says...

"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13


Welcome to the family of God!


We would like to know of your decision and help you learn more about God's story - Your story.

Please contact us at 409-385-2819 or by email.

 

Growing in your relationship with Jesus


Healthy spiritual growth must be an intentional part of your everyday life.


  • Spend time each day with God in prayer and reading the Bible.  Start with the book of John (the fourth gospel book) as this will help you understand who Jesus is..  If you don't have a Bible, let us know and we'll get you connected to one.


  • Not sure how to pray?  Here's a suggested acronym for your prayer time:  A.C.T.S.

A - Adoration, praise God

C - Confession, admit it when you sin - you won't be perfect

T - Thanksgiving, be sure to thank Him often for His many blessing to you

S - Supplication, ask God for what you need


  • Get involved in community.  Attend weekend worship, join a small group Bible study, and start serving.  God created us for relationships.   We need this community in order to become all He's created us to be through accountability and encouragement.


  • Get baptized.  This is an act of obedience for believers.  Learn more about baptism during a "Starting Point" get-together or by using this email.


  • Schedule a "Starting Point" get-together.  This is where you can get your questions answered about our beliefs, ministries, membership, leadership opportunities, and more.  Email us or call the church office at 409-385-2819.


Scriptures to help you through salvation


Plan of salvation


Salvation is needed

Fact of sin:  Romans 3:10; 3:23

Consequences of sin:  Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23


Salvation is provided

John 3:16


Salvation is accepted

Repentance is required:  Acts 20:20-21

Faith necessary:  Acts 20:20-21


Closing verses

Romans10:9, 13

Confession:  Matthew 10:32-33

Baptism:  Matthew 28:18-20

Church Membership:  Matthew 28:18; Acts 2:47