More than two thousand years ago God sent Jesus Christ into this world. He became one of us and showed us what God is like—merciful and kind. He healed the sick, made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the lame to walk. Some people followed him, and to them he gave a new way of life—God’s way. But others hated Him because He was so good, and he exposed their evil ways.

He gave his own life as a sacrifice, a payment for our sins. He died on the cross to save us. Three days after he died, Jesus Christ came back from the dead. Jesus wants to be your friend and have a relationship with you. He wants to forgive you of your sins and give you the gift of eternal life. He wants to remove the heavy burdens that each of us have carried. All you have to do is invite Him into your life by praying the following prayer.

“Thank you, God, for loving me and sending your Son to die on the cross for my sins. I now choose to make Jesus the Lord of my life. Help me to be the kind of person that You want me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

If you prayed that prayer with all of your heart, you have just made the most important decision you will ever make in your life. Jesus said, “If anyone comes toward me, I will not turn him away.” He will be your answer to your questions on life’s journey. That journey to become more like Jesus is one that will bring you closer to Him and will allow you to discover your God given purpose and destiny in life.

Real life is a life filled with fulfillment, acceptance and purpose. That fulfillment and purpose are found in forming a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Then our relationships with our fellowman, our relationship to the world around us, and our relationship with ourselves will have real meaning.

If you have just made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life and would like to know what to do next, please contact us and/or consider our “First Steps to Growth” pamphlet. We want to be there for you as you start out on your walk with God and you will find that this walk is to be experienced not alone but with others.

For more information, please email Pastor Joel Pagett at joelp@reliance-cc.org or call 909.217.2790.

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