You Can't | But God Can | And Jesus Did!

Sin. None of us can escape it. Because of it, we are spiritually dead and in need of life. Our debt before God is insurmountable. It is the biggest problem any of us have since there is nothing we can do ourselves to pay that debt. God's standard is perfection, so no amount of good works or religious activities are enough.
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience - 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (Ephesians 2:1-3).
But God... These two words are some of the most powerful words in the Bible. God is merciful and loving. He did what we could never do in and of ourselves. He saved us by grace alone and gave us new life in Christ.

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved - 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7)

Jesus saves. He is God's gift to us. He paid our debt before the Father. And through his death and resurrection, we are raised to eternal life. There is nothing we can do to earn it. It is only through Christ that we live a life pleasing to God.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Do you believe?

Do you recognize your need to be saved from sin?
Do you believe God made a provision for your salvation in the person and work of Christ?
Will you receive His free gift?

12But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)

16For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

If you answered "yes" to these questions for the first time, welcome to the family. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with your Savior and Lord. You are loved without condition, accepted without requirement, forgiven without limit, favored without merit, and served without reward. We encourage you to seek out a local church where you can hear the Word of God taught and lived out in community so that you learn all that Jesus is for you and all that you are in Him.