• God's Plan of Salvation

    In most athletic contests a coach prepares a game plan ahead of time.  God designed a plan for our lives before the world began.  God is holy and perfect.  He created us to love Him, glorify Him, and enjoy Him forever. 

    Love Him:

    "He said to him, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."  Matthew 22:37

    Glorify (honor) Him:

    "Our Lord and God, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because You have created all things, and because of Your will they exist and were created."  Revelation 4:11

    Enjoy Him Forever:

    Jesus said, "...I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance."  John 10:10

    God's Plan

    1.  Realize God is holy and perfect;  we are sinners and cannot save ourselves

    2.  Recognize who Jesus is and what He's done as our substitute

    3.  Receive Jesus Christ by faith as Savior and Lord

    " But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name..." John 1:12

    4.  Respond to Jesus Christ in a life of obedience

    "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me." - Jesus   Luke 9:23

    Does God's Plan make sense to you?  Are you willing to repent and receive Jesus Christ?  If so, express to God your need for Him.  Consider the "Suggested Prayer of Commitment".  Remember that God is more concerned with your attitude than with the words you say.

    Prayer of Commitment:

    Lord Jesus, I need You.  I realize I'm a sinner and I can't save myself.  I need Your forgiveness.  I believe that You loved me so much that You died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead.  I repent of my sins and put my faith in You as Savior and Lord.  Take control of my life and help me to follow You in obedience.  I love You Jesus.  In Jesus' name, Amen.

    "...If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved...for 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans  10:9, 13

    REMEMBER......Once you repent and receive Jesus Christ you are not at the "finish line" but rather you have stepped up to the starting line.  You have begun a wonderful race.  A race that you already know the outcome.  Through Jesus Christ you have won.  Through prayer, fellowship with other Christians, and studying the word of God you will grow and lead the life that God intended you to lead.  God does have a plan for your life.  It is an amazing plan.  Trust Him and follow Him and He will grant you the desires of your heart.