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Life changing, hope giving, loving and more powerful than anything–and IT'S FREE! Often called the Gospel, we at FBC consider it the most important aspect of our lives. If you haven't experienced the free gift of eternal life, we would love to talk with you. We always have a pastor on call, ready to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us today at (915) 533-1465 or email bnickell@fbcep.com.

You can have peace and hope in your life today, and it is as simple as asking Jesus, God's Son, to come into your life, forgive your sins, and live in your heart as your personal Savior. Keep reading to find out how.

The Bible Says...

"...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

John 3:16

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

John 10:10

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

OUR SEPARATION

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible Says...

"...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..."

Romans 5:1

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 6:23

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."

Proverb 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."

Isaiah 59:2

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God, but no bridge reaches God...

except one.

THE CROSS

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sins and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible Says...

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus..."

1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteousness for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit."

1 Peter 3:18

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

RECEIVE CHRIST

We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.

The Bible Says...

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me."

Revelation 3:20

"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."

John 1:12

"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

Romans 10:9

Where are you? Will you receive Jesus Christ right now? Here is how you can receive Christ:

1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).

2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit (receive Him as Lord and Savior).

Here is an example of how you can pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that you died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus name, amen.

If you've prayed this prayer, the Bible says...

"...for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"

Romans 10:13

"For it is by grace you have been saved through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast."

Ephesians 2:8-9

We are so happy for you! This is just the beginning of a  wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship, you should:

• Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.

• Talk to God in prayer every day.

• Tell others about Christ.

• Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.

• As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

We encourage you to contact a minister and get plugged in with a small group. Click on any minister below to learn a little about what they do at FBC and how to get in touch with them: