Salvation begins with the stunning, mind blowing realization that God loves you just the way you are—not the way you are supposed to be! But God doesn't leave you that way. He sets you free. He transforms you. He gives you a new life.
God rescues you FROM sin and death, from fear and despair, from loneliness and hopelessness, from your past mistakes, from worrying about your future, and even from yourself.
"After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 'The time has come,' he said. 'The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!'" (Mark 1:14-15)
"As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)
God rescues you FOR life—an abundant life now! You don't have to wait until you die (John 10:10)! God saves you for a deep, abiding relationship with him and one another. He sets you free to be who he created you to be. You are also given the gift of eternal life (John 3:16-18; Revelation 21:3-4). But whoever does not believe stands condemned (John 3:18-20).
Salvation is accomplished BY GOD ALONE in and through Jesus Christ. You cannot save yourself. We boldly confess that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-10). That is, Jesus lived and died and rose gain for you. You are forgiven and your relationship with God is restored. You can't earn forgiveness. It is pure gift.
God loves you! He created you! Christ died for you! He conquered sin and death for you! He has prepared a place for you! He has set you free! There is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus! You are co-heirs with Christ! Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus! Confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead!