Jesus said He was God. He proved it by His life, His words, His deeds, and His love. “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:4–5). “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
He died and rose again to pay for your sins.
Our sin separates us from God and requires the payment of death (Romans 3:32, 6:23). Yet, because Jesus died for you, you don’t have to pay for your own sins! “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day…” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
He desires to come into your life and save you.
Here’s how Jesus said it: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life…” (John 3:36). “He that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47). “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).
Going to Heaven isn’t about being good or religious. It’s about trusting Christ alone. Call out to Him, ask Him to come into your life, save you from sin, and give you His gift of eternal life. It’s the best decision you will ever make. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Good morning! Hope your week is going well. May I visit with you for a moment about a very important week in the life of Emmanuel? This Sunday is Celebration Sunday! We will close our missions focus, welcome two missionary families, baptize new believers, meet new members, and enjoy a wonderful international lunch after the […]
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EBC Family, Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had an awesome day. Would you please read this email carefully? It will help us work together to enjoy an unforgettable Centennial Celebration. Here are some ways we can make this weekend wonderful: First, Pray in Faith—Would you pray this week for this historical day? Pray that our […]
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Hey! I have three quick questions for you… First, do you ever get scared or nervous about sharing your faith with others? (ME TOO!) Second, when you read the Bible, do you know where you are, what it means, and how it connects to the whole? (FOR ME, IT’S HARD TO GET!) Third, do your […]
EBC Family, Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your beautiful Thursday morning! This morning has been a refreshing time with God, in study, and in prayer for you. I can’t wait for Sunday! Our study of the book of Ecclesiastes (UnRushed) has been incredibly challenging to me! This is a rich book that drives us […]
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The characters of the Christmas story are a diverse lot, and reveal to us the heart of Jesus for us today! Jesus is for you and He loves you more than you can imagine. Look with me for a moment at seven Christmas observations: 1. Mary—Jesus for Dreaming Hearts. Mary was a young girl with nothing but […]
Good Thanksgiving morning! I hope you enjoyed the SNOW! This is my first “White Thanksgiving!” I could’t go any farther into this day without pausing to say THANK YOU! —Thank you for being a wonderful part of EBC! —Thank you for loving Jesus and His people! —Thank you for letting me be your pastor! —Thank […]