God wants to be in relationship with us. He loves us so much that he sent Jesus, his only Son, to redeem humankind from sin and death (John 3:16). Through God’s amazing grace we are offered forgiveness of sin, eternal security, and new life in Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, all who trust in Him are forgiven of sin and assured of eternal life with God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God helps us strive toward love, justice, and peace (Matthew 25:37-40).
But that’s not all. Romans 10:13 tells us that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The scripture further states: “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Romans 10:10). Confess your sins today, ask for forgiveness, and be saved.
This process of salvation begins on earth and ends in heaven. All we are asked to do is repent and believe (Romans 10:9-13). When we believe, we invite Jesus into our lives.
The Apostles’ Creed
The Apostles’ Creed has stood for centuries as a general statement of doctrine in many Christian denominations. The Creed is a statement of what we believe:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church*,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
*The word “catholic” refers to the universal church of the Lord Jesus
Do you know Jesus?
If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, I invite you to get acquainted with him. Salvation is only a prayer away.
“Loving God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sin. I believe that Jesus can save me. I believe that through his death and resurrection I am forgiven and that my faith in Jesus is sufficient for my salvation. Thank you, Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”