Life Begins With Salvation

Until you are saved by Jesus, you’re like the living dead. Dead spiritually. Possibly, almost no humanity left and you may see yourself fading away emotionally, physically, or mentally. Trapped in your sins. Spiritually unconscious. Separated from God. Salvation is God’s rescue and cure: God’s plan of redeeming us and our hope, for God’s glory and our good to help spread the cure.

 

Jesus came to earth, died on a cross, and was raised to life to rescue you from sin, use his blood to make you alive, and bring you into eternal relationship with God. Salvation is not just about where you will spend an eternity, but also the way to live an abundant life on earth with Jesus, here and now.

 

Simply put, Jesus is salvation, and salvation is life (1 John 5:12). That’s why Refine Church celebrates the empty tomb. When you are saved, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in you!

Salvation Doesn’t Need to be Confusing

 

Depending on your family background, what you were taught, or religious tradition, you may have heard a variety of ideas about salvation or paths to be saved.

 

Perhaps you think it’s what happens when you walk an aisle, pray a prayer or get baptized. Maybe you believe salvation is only for “good people,” or that salvation is something you have to earn with just good works or something you can lose if you do bad things.

 

You don’t have to wonder or doubt about how to get saved because the Bible — God’s Word to us — is clear about every aspect of salvation.

 

John 3:16

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

Do You Want To Be Saved?

 

Perhaps you’ve felt unworthy of salvation because of your past. Perhaps you’ve thought good works and keeping rules saved you. Maybe you thought you were saved because you were baptized or prayed a prayer, without experiencing a change of heart.

The good news is that Jesus is calling you to trust and believe that he has done all the work. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection means we are forgiven and set free to live an abundant life with God here on earth and in eternity.

 

If you are ready to believe and receive God’s gift of salvation, simply talk to God and commit your life Him:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need your forgiveness. I believe that You lived, died and rose again so that I could be connected to God. I confess you as my Lord and commit my life to You. I give you my past, present and future. Take my life and use it. I give it to You. Amen.”

 

If you prayed to meet Jesus, please let us know! If you have any questions, we want to help you take a next step. Stop by Refine Church this Sunday, call, text, or email us.