We’ve been waiting for you! It’s true,
Because we believe every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God Himself.
It’s not by accident that we have the joy of meeting you. So, above all else we want to express Christ’s love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth. We’re eager to know you, and we’re excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.
It won’t take you long to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most. Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth.
We reach out to you, as well. Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too. If you’ve been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say again -
From the Pastor's Desk
Salvation is the result of becoming friends with God.
Salvation is neither a feeling or a "thing", but rather it is
an action that begins the moment of faith in the FINISHED
work of Jesus Christ. This activity continues without end.
It is God's work, and man can neither begin it, nor end it.
The Apostle Paul said he was not ashamed of the Gospel,
because it is the power of God to salvation. Believing the
Gospel is a matter of God given faith, and results in eternal salvation.
To understand better what salvation is, the Apostle Paul explains: It is the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is unique of all humanity, in that He was not born a descendant of Adam.
To help explain the death, burial, and ressurection a little better, follow the bullet points below.
1. His death, payment for the curse of death by sin through Adam's failure to obey. This death sentence was passed on to every descendant of Adam, including you and me.
2. His ritual burial, with wrapping and spices, verfication His body had ceased to live.
3. His BODILY resurrection is Father God's approval of the payment provided on behalf of those who deserved punishment.
The Gospel is salvation to a descendant of Adam by faith in the gift (payment for your sin debt) offered by God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Before the payment is applied to your account, as sons of Adam, we do not trust God, nor believe He is good. Just like in the garden of Eden, we believe the lie that He is withholding good things from us.
After faith is applied, and the gift is received, we learn to know God in a right way. The discovery of knowing God in a right way, is to realize how good He always is, and how trustworthy He is to keep His promises. He will never (has never, and will not ever) go against what He has said.
God created us in His image. How wonderful that is. In His image also means we have the privilege of exercising independent will. Because God loves you, He brings many opportunities into your life to see His goodness, and accept His gift of everlasting life.
Have you accepted His gift?
If you have questions, please call (330) 534-3057 and someone will be glad to help you understand better. If you are local, come join us in worship (our times are listed) and you will discover how good God truly is!