Pathway Community Church Online is the web-extension of the ministry of Pathway Community Church in Gallipolis, Ohio.
God's Gift to you...
Have we got some good news for you!
Did you know that you were created with a special destiny?
Before you “fill in the blank” and try to guess what that destiny is, let God, the One who made you and made the universe, share with you what He has in mind!
Your intended destiny is “eternal life”! God has plans for you to know Him and be with Him forever!
¶ “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).
God’s plan is for you to live in a real relationship with Him… now and when this earthly life has passed!
¶ “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ Whom You’ve sent” (John 17:3).
When this passage from the Bible describes “eternal life”, it is describing a relationship with God. Sadly, our self-centeredness, our independence, our selfishness and our inclination to choose our own way over God’s way sets our feet on a path of being separated from Him… now in life but also forever. This describes “sin”… “sin” is a person’s choosing their own way over God’s. Sin always puts distance between a person and God.
If eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent, then not knowing them is spiritual death, the natural result of sin in our lives.
¶ “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
¶ “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23).
We see the evidence of such spiritual death constantly in the world around us wherever we look: hate, immorality, violence, murder, dishonesty, broken families, drug use and so on.
But God has not forsaken us. In fact, He has chosen to bridge the chasm of our sin with His own love… revealing Himself by taking on human flesh and coming in the person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ!
Jesus died willingly for us… for anyone who will trust Him and forsakes their own way to follow Him!
¶ “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever would believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
¶ “To all who received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become the children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13).
¶ “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
God’s gift to you is eternal life, if you’ll come to Him in faith! You cannot earn your way into His eternal life. One can only come through faith in Jesus Christ… God’s great gift to us!
¶ “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).
If you would like to receive God’s gift of eternal life, stop and tell Him that you realize that the sin in your life has separated you from Him. Tell Him that you know that Jesus came to live and die to set you free from your sin. Tell Him that you will now trust Him to provide that gift because He has said He will do it! No matter what you’ve done in the past, no matter where you’ve been, He’ll receive you through Jesus Christ, forgive your sin, and adopt you into His spiritual family!
¶ “If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
¶ “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
Wouldn’t you like to receive that gift now? If you choose to receive this free gift of God, let us know and we’ll pray for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! We would love to hear from you!
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