3/29 Moving Forward
Making it Personal
Someone has said, “Knowing Christ died-that’s history. Believing He died for me-that’s salvation.” A personal relationship with Christ begins at the moment of our salvation. Only when we are born spiritually into God’s family do we become members of His spiritual kingdom.
1. WE NEED TO ADMIT OUR LOST CONDITION.
The Bible says we all come into this world physically alive but spiritually dead. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23) “No one is righteous-not even one” (Romans 3:10), and “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
2. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US.
The gospel of Christ is that God Himself loved us enough to send His own son into this world to rescue us from our sin (John 1:1-4, 3:16). Then to solve the problem of our lost relationship with His Father, Jesus died in our place, offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice to pay the price of all sin-past, present and future.
3. WE NEED TO PERSONALLY BELIEVE AND RECEIVE GOD’S GIFT.
While we all have earned the wages of spiritual death and separation from God (Romans 6:23) no one can earn a relationship with Him-it is a gift of His love and mercy. This may sound too simple. However, it takes a miracle of God’s grace to break our pride and self-sufficiency. The actual words we say to God to receive this gift may vary. What is important is that we believe God enough to be able to say, “Father, I know I have sinned against You. I believe that Jesus is Your Son, that He died for my sins, and that He rose from the dead to prove it. Now I accept Your offer of eternal life. I accept Jesus as Your gift for my salvation”.
If this is the honest expression of your heart, welcome to God’s family! By simple, childlike faith, you have entered into a personal relationship with the One who made you and saved you for Himself.
July 12, 2020
You are invited to “Parkhill Live” on FaceBook Sunday morning at 10:00am.
We are meeting for Worship in the building @ 10:00am. Adult Classes have resumed and begin @ 9:00am. At this time we are not offering Children's Sunday School but we do offer Children's Church during the 10:00am Worship time.
God calls us to forgive- no matter how hard it is.
Isaiah 44:22 says...
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Psalm 103:12 says...As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
We all have sinned and fallen short of His glory. All of us- every single one.
Thankfully He will pick us up when we call out to Him and repent. There is no wrong- seriously NONE- that can keep God from redeeming you. His word is full of reminders of people who made mistakes and were given a new start by God and He will do the same for you and for me. How awesome and amazing is that?
Let's spend the next month focusing on what God's word says about forgiveness. My prayer is that during the month we are able to let go of any guilt we are clinging to and trust God to work out whatever went wrong and to thank Him for His mercy that endures for ever and ever and ever.
Generation Matters is the statement that God values people of every generation. Every person has value in God’s family. Every person has a purpose and place in God’s plan.
Ephesians 4:16 teaches us this principle, “from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does...”