Going to Church does not make you a Christian nor does trying hard to be nice. It is a matter of the heart.
According to Jesus, His followers are people who have a personal relationship with Him. If you are not sure if you do, why not contact Bob Roberson at Central Christian and let’s talk about it.
Knowing about Jesus simply is not enough. As you read the Bible, you come face to face with the claims Jesus made about Himself. He claims to be the Son of God and He claims to be the only way to the Father. No one can come to the Father except through Him. So, being a Christian is being In Christ. To become one in Christ, you have to believe that He is the Son of God and that He died for your sins. Repenting of living for yourself, you determine to live the way God would have you live.
The world is full of people who have not found the “one” thing that would make them complete. There is something missing in the lives of many people–a restless feeling inside. That “emptiness” can only be filled with something bigger than you. That “something” is actually a someone–Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus teaches that real satisfaction and purpose come when we put Him at the center of our lives.
The separation between us and God that was caused by our sinful nature can be ended when we understand the mission of His Son who came to reconcile us through the ultimate penalty – His own innocent life given for us, the guilty.
Jesus makes this offer to all of us ‘I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him’ Revelation 3:20.
We would love to share more of what it means to be a Christian. Contactbob@oldtownccc.com to find out more or to discuss your needs.