"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)
"What's the good news?
Jesus lived and died and rose again for you. You are forgiven. You are right with God!
"What do I have to do to be saved?"
Nothing. Jesus did everything. It is finished. Listen and believe. Trust the promise!
"What are you going to do now that you don't have to do anything?"
Jesus doesn’t say “go and do this and then follow me”. He doesn’t say, “Get your life in order, sort out your problems and stop sinning first." Jesus simply says, "Follow me."
“Follow me” just as you are, not the way you’re supposed to be;
"Follow me” even if you doubt and don’t understanding everything;
“Follow me” even though you are a sinner with problems and faults.
God is on a mission. And he invites you to follow him and be his hands and feet for the sake of the world! Trust his promise. Respond to his call. Repent. (That means to turn around & change direction). Follow Jesus. Be his disciple. Enter the kingdom. And together let’s be his witnesses! Join us on the journey of a lifetime . . .
Please contactPastor Andrewif you need prayer, assistance with discipleship or would like to be baptized.
May God strengthen you and guide you with his Holy Spirit on this great adventure as you live as a bold, daring, adventurous follower of Jesus Christ who is gathered to grow…sent to serve! AMEN