The purpose of our music is to
glorify the Lord and point the way to Heaven.
Do you know for sure you are going?
You will not get to Heaven by doing good works and living above
reproach. It is actually a lot simpler
than that. Should you decide to travel
this path, Jesus will not only give you the assurance of your Heavenly
destination, which is given to all believers, He also offers to walk with you
in sweet fellowship until your days on earth are done.
To begin with, God loves you. In fact, His love is so great that He sent Jesus
Christ, His Son, to show you the way back to Himself. Because of our sin, we have been separated
from God. Every human on this planet is
born into sin. Romans 3:23 says, “For
all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “ The penalty for sin is eternal separation
from God. “The wages of sin are death
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans
6:23. There is no hope for us unless we
ask Jesus to erase our sin debt and save us.
Two thousand years ago, God sent His Son, Jesus, who was perfect and
without sin, to die on the cross for us.
He died in our place, purchasing us by His blood, saving us from an
eternal death sentence. John 3:16 says,
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. He
paid the price for our salvation, wiped out our sin debt and snatched us out of
hell for all eternity! This is why He is called Redeemer and Savior.
Once we have recognized that we are sinners we need to repent
of our sins. If we have truly recognized
our need for forgiveness from our sins, we need to ask Jesus to forgive us and
to be Lord and Savior of our lives. Once
this happens we have assurance of a future in Heaven and we can have a personal
relationship with Him as we live out our days on this earth in full forgiveness
and new life. Forgiveness of sin can
ONLY come through faith in Jesus Christ.
All who repent and ask the Lord to forgive their sins and save them will
be saved from hell. Acts 2:21 tells us
"And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved." It is that simple. Salvation is a gift…it cannot be obtained by doing
good works. Asking Jesus to save you is
the ONLY way to Heaven.
The plan of salvation is that simple. Ask Him to save you! If you desire this but are just unsure how to
ask, here is a start:
Lord, I know that I
am a sinner. I desire new life in You.
Please redeem me…forgive my sins and wash me clean. Come into my heart. I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, died
on the cross for my sins, arose from the grave on the third day and ascended
into heaven where He makes intercession for me. I thank you Lord that you have
forgiven me as I have
asked. Help me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of You that I may walk as
You would have me to. Amen.