What is the purpose of life?
How can I find peace?
In our uncertain world, who or what can I trust?


God's Purpose for you:
PEACE & LIFE

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life - abundant and eternal.

The Bible says...
"...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

"...I have come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Since God planned for us to have peace and the abundant life right now,
why are most people NOT having this experience???



Our Problem:
SEPARATION


God created us in His own image to have an abundant life.  He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but instead gave us a will and a freedom of choice.

We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way.  We still make this choice today.   This results in separation from God.

The Bible says...
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 6:23

People try many things to bridge the gap of separation:

Good Works
Religion
Philosophy
Morality

But none of these ways are the solution...




God's Remedy:
THE CROSS

Jesus Christ is the only answer to the problem of separation.  He died on the cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.

The Bible says...
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

"Jesus said, 'I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father, except through me."  John 14:6

God has provided the only way...
We must make the choice...




Our Response:
RECEIVE CHRIST

We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him by personal invitation.

The Bible says...
"...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."   Romans 10:9

"Behold I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."  Revelation 3:20

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." 
John 1:12

HOW TO RECEIVE CHRIST:

DMIT to God you are a sinner

ELIEVE that Jesus is God's Son, and that He died on the cross for our sins.

OMMIT your faith to Jesus and trust Him as your Savior and Lord.

The Bible says...
"For 'whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.'"   Romans 10:13

"He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."  1 John 5:12-13


If you asked Jesus to come into your life,
please let us know so that we can rejoice with you and help you grow in your new walk with Christ!
If you'd like to speak with one of our pastors, please call the church office at 336-674-5382.

 

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Church Member Login - Pleasant Garden Baptist Church - 1415 Neelley Rd. - PO Box 157 - Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 - (336) 674-5382
Rev. Michael J. Barrett - Pastor