Stone Creek Bible Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
A Christ-centered Fellowship
There is only one true God.
 
God created you,... for relationship with Himself.
 
The first humans sinned, and it spread to all humans.  So you and I have a sin-disease.  It separates us from God.  And it will keep us separated from Him for eternity, if something doesn’t change.
 
God had a plan to fix that, to reconcile us, to bring us back, to Himself, by providing forgiveness for our sins.  That plan is Jesus.
 
Jesus is God the Son, who came to earth as a human.  He lived a perfect life, taught about God's kingdom, and is the most perfect revelation of God.
 
Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
 
Jesus rose from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He was seen by hundreds after His resurrection.
 
Jesus is coming again and will raise people from the dead.  We who trust Jesus will live in God's presence in the perfection of heaven forever; we get that as a free gift for trusting Jesus; there is nothing we have to or can do to earn it, and we can't loose it once we have it.  There is something we can earn and loose.  We will receive rewards in Jesus' kingdom for how we obeyed Him in this life, and we will suffer loss of rewards for disobedience.  So how we live matters.  While we are on this earth, we are called to live for the Lord, obey Him, thus representing Him to others, and share Him with others.  This shows the glory of God and is a purpose of our lives.
 
Will you trust Jesus?  We don’t just trust Him to get heaven.  Trusting Jesus brings us into relationship with God.  We should continue growing in that relationship and in trust for our whole lives.
 
Trusting Jesus is an urgent thing, because you never know when your last day is.  But if you are not ready to trust Jesus, are you willing you engage in learning more about Him and His ways?