Why is this happening?

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“There is one common theme, one common truth; all of these people knew that Jesus Christ was with them. It wasn’t that Jesus Christ was just with them, but there was a greater confidence that Jesus was in them.                                                                                                                                                           - Pastor Sam Rijfkogel

 

Pastor Sam shares the steps to peace with God:

  1. Understand we are separated from God because of our sin.
  2. Accept that God’s love is bigger than our sin and Christ is the bridge that crosses that separation.
  3. Realize that God hears us when we pray and ask for forgiveness.

If you have not already given your heart to Christ, we encourage you to pray this simple prayer:

"Dear Lord Jesus, I believe you are God’s only son. I believe you paid the price so I could be forgiven and have a personal relationship with God. So Jesus, today come into my life, be my Lord and wash away all of my sins. I surrender and choose to follow you from this day forward. Amen."
 
 
 
You might be asking, What do I do next?  
 
First, follow Pastor Sam’s recommendation and watch a short video
where Pastor Kerry Watts explains the next steps.  

Second, follow Pastor Kerry’s steps outlined below: 

  • Share your decision of accepting Christ with someone else.
  • Find a good Bible-believing church
  • Begin reading the Bible starting with Luke and then the Book of Acts.
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Music by Drew Benson and Sarah Rijfkogel
 
 
 
Marat Nizberg shares a story of salvation, discipleship, and freedom from religion.
 

Words to Live By:

"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation "Colossians 1:21-22 (NIV).

"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6 (NIV).
 
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16 (NIV).
 
" If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousnes" 1 John 1:9 (NIV).
 
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here"  2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV).

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