We hope that our “Home Fellowship Churches” has not only helped all of you understand and experience more about the Bible, and first and foremost, knowing the Way, the Truth, and the Life at this moment of adversities especially this COVID-19, other pandemic, forced us to – Stay at Home.
Perhaps it has also caused you to think seriously about your own relationship with God. If your life were to end today or tomorrow, God forbid, and it certainly will someday – what valid reason would you give the living God that you should spend eternity in heaven?
If you have always assumed that “being a good person” or “not killing anybody” was the requirement for heaven, that is not a correct assumption. The Bible says we have all sinned and that our sins separate us from a holy and loving God. No human being can be good enough to qualify for heaven. That is why our Lord Jesus Christ came, that is why our Lord Jesus Christ allowed Himself to be put to death on a Cross, and that is why He conquered death by His resurrection. The only way to be assured of eternal life is to depend completely on the grace and mercy of God expressed through Jesus Christ.
If you would like to be certain of your eternal destiny and begin a new relationship [not new religion] with God today – you can do both in the next few moments – here is how, as simple as A, B, & C:
A > Stands for Admit, Ask, Accept
You need to admit, recognize and acknowledge that you need God’s forgiveness offered only in our Lord Jesus Christ.
All have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet, now God in His gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. [Romans 3:23-24]
You must repent of your sin – that is, turn away from anything in your life that you know to be wrong before God – and resolve to walk in a path that is obedient to our Lord Jesus Christ. Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God. [Acts 2:38]
You must ask Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to give you spiritual rebirth and to come and live in you. Our Lord Jesus Christ replied, “I assure you, unless you are born again, you can never see the Kingdom of God.” [John 3:3] “
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” (Revelation 3:20 NLT)
B > Stands for Believe
You must commit yourself completely to believing, knowing, loving, and serving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior for the rest of your life. He died on the Cross for the penalty of our sins, and resurrected that those who believe in Him will have eternal life.
“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” (Acts 16:31 NLT)
The apostle Paul said, “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:13-14 NLT)
C > Stands for Confession
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”(Romans 10:9-10 NLT)
You can take the steps outlined above by talking to God just as you would to a friend and/or just as you are. You can pray and/or confess something like this:
I acknowledge that I have sinned – intentionally or unintentionally – and that I fall short of your standard of perfect goodness and holiness. I know that I cannot save myself by good work. I believe that Jesus Christ, Your Son, died on the Cross to pay for my sins, that He rose from the dead to give me the hope of eternal life, and that one day He will return to take me to be with Him in heaven forever. Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to forgive my sins. Please send your Holy Spirit into my life and begin to teach me and shape me as you wish. I commit myself to knowing, loving, and serving you as my personal Savior and Lord for the rest of my life. Please help me to do that, in the name of Jesus, Amen!”
You do not need to pray exactly those words. Just talk to God honestly from your heart. He will hear you and understand. You may or may not feel anything special as you talk to Him, but if you genuinely want to belong to our Lord Jesus Christ, rest assured that He will welcome you into His family of Born-Again Christian Believers. Think of it – the God of the universe, who created you, will forgive all your sins and make you a new person with a new start! [see 2 Corinthians 5:17]
He will live in you by His Spirit and be your loving Savior and Lord. He will guide you throughout this life and welcome you into heaven when you die. The Bible says that if you have turned from your sins and asked God to save you and make you His, the Angels in heaven are rejoicing over you. [Luke 15:10]
As a new Born-Again Christian Believer, we encourage you to do two things:
First, begin to read your Bible and talk to God every day. Prayer is simply talking honestly with God. As you do that, you will begin to sense God reminding you of the Bible’s truths and giving you strength to obey Him through the Holy Spirit. As you probably already noticed, the pages and posts in our new, “Home Fellowship Churches” includes Bible Studies. If you do not already have a hard copy of the Bible, let us know, and will ship the Bible to you for free. You might consider purchasing one of the new translations that include helpful study notes. You might try the Life Application Bible published by Tyndale House Publishers, and/or download the Bible App, “YouVersion” from www. bible.com.
Second, all Born-Again Christian Believers are encouraged to find a local church where they can share in the experience of worshiping with other believers, learn from the teaching, and enjoy getting to know other Christians. It may take some time to find just the right church for you. Make it a top priority to do so. A good church will be a great encouragement and help as you grow in your new Christian life and spiritual maturity.
If you live closer to us here in the City of Hutto, Texas, I recommend our home church – Bridge Church at https://bridge.church > you’ll find the address and location at the website.
For the meantime, while this pandemic, COVID-19 and other pandemic are still around, and simultaneously looking around to find the right church for you, you are welcome to join us only Virtual (Zoom Link) at https://homefellowshipchurches.org
To Join our Zoom Meetings, just click the link below:
Meeting ID: 735 486 3381
I encourage you to begin your new life with our Lord Jesus Christ today.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send them to:
May God bless you richly as you begin your journey of faith with our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!