Finally, this LIFE results in a new life we can live here with ETERNAL LIFE in view.
Our focus and allegiances have shifted from what a sinful and self-centered lifestyle would prefer to a life of gratitude to God and living out the values that Jesus taught us through His example.
This is what is meant in Ephesians 2:10. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Remember the questions we asked at the beginning? Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is it that gives life true meaning? Is there life on the other side of death?
If a person has come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, these questions are answered.
Who am I? I am a child of God.
Why am I here? I’m here to live a life that honors God through a lifestyle that reflects His desires and values, thereby also pointing people to faith in Christ.
Where am I going? I have been promised an eternal home with God in heaven.
What is it that gives life true meaning? My identity and eternal security in Jesus Christ.
Is there life on the other side of death? Yes. It is eternal and it is with Christ.
Now comes the most important question. Have you accepted Christ into your life as your Savior? If not, you can do that right here, right now. There isn’t a prescribed prayer that must be recited in order to be saved. However, if you desire to express your faith in Christ right now, you can pray something like this with your heart being sincere toward God.
Dear God, I admit that I am also sinful. I’m not perfect, nor can I be. But I know that Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God died on the cross to purchase my salvation and give me His free gift of eternal life. I receive Him into my life right now. My desire is to make Him the most important Person in my life and follow Him the rest of my life. Amen.
If that is your prayer, Sugar Creek Baptist Church wants to be a source of encouragement to you so that you can begin to grow in your newfound faith in Christ. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281.242.2858 and we will be in touch with you soon.