POPE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Reaching the lost at any cost!

  How To Have A

     Relationship

 With Jesus Christ
 

                    God's Plan Of Salvation


Who needs to be saved?

The answer is "everyone!"  We all were born into a sinful nature.|
Therefore, Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be
born again, he cannot see the kingdon of God"
(John 3:3) and "That
which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the

Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6)
 

How can I be saved?
1.) Realize your sinful condition.
     "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"
    
(Romans 3:23).  "The heart is deceitful above all things, and
     desperately wicked."
(Jeremiah 17:9).
 
2.) Recognize the penalty for your sin.
     "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
      |ife through Jesus Christ" 
(Romans 6:23).  Death refers to
      separation from God, Who desires to have a relationship
     with you personally.
 
3.) Recognize that the gift of God is for you.
     "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
      were yet sinners, Christ died for us"
(Romans 5:8).  "The Lord
      is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;
      but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but
      that all should come to repentance."
(2 Peter 3:9).
 
4.) Respond to the Holy Spirit's conviction. 
     Jesus said, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath
     sent me draw him." 
(John 6:44).  Romans 10:9 says,  "That if thou
     shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
     heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
 
5.) Finally, you will see a real evidence of your new birth.
     "And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live
      unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.
      Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
      passed away; behold, all things become new"
(2 Corinthians 5:15-17).
 
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to
 destroy.   I am come that they might have life, and that they
 might have it  more abundantly."
  (John 10:10).
 
 
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Accepting Christ is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with God!
Get to know Him better in a number of ways:
  • Follow Christ's example in baptism.
  • Join a church where you can worship God and grow in your faith.
  • In your church, get involved in Sunday School and Bible study.
  • Begin a daily personal worship experience with God where you study
    the Bible and pray.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments
about God's Plan of Salvation and/or the church
and what is offered, please contact us by email or call our church office at (864) 226-1789.
 
God Bless,
Rev. Mack Tester
 
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