Saying Yes to Jesus
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Every human heart has five basic needs which need to be satisfied in order for us to be fully alive:

1) The need for meaning: Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Is there life after death?

2) The need for identity: Who am I? How can I become a mature human being?

3) The need for satisfaction: We were all created with a deep longing to love and be loved.

4) The need for freedom: How can I be set free from my hang ups and addictions; from those negative patterns and sins?

5) The need for Hope: How can I live with optimism in the midst of a negative world?

Some people try to fill these needs through religion, trying to follow a set of rituals to find peace. Unfortunately they can never be "good enough" and they end up frustrated and defeated.

Others try to fill these needs by living independently from God. "I will find my own happiness; I will pursue my own dreams." Sadly, these folks end up with broken hearts and shattered dreams.

God has a better plan, He prepared the people of Israel to be His peculiar people and He promised them a Messiah, Jesus Christ came to this world, lived the perfect life we could not live and died on the Cross to fully satisfy the justice of God and offer new life for those who believe in Him. Jesus, no other man has spoken like Him, He has risen from the dead and is the Savior and Lord of History!

"Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you.' Then he said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.' Thomas said to him 'My Lord and my God.' Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:26-29

In religion, we try to reach for God, but in Christ, the risen Savior and Lord, God has reached down to us! He is seeking you and longs for a personal intimate relationship with you!

Saying Yes to Jesus is simple and yet profound. It is the most important decision you will ever make because it has eternal consequences.

Saying yes to Jesus implies a willingness to surrender your whole being to Him by faith!
The Bible says "If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, you will be saved."

Saying Yes to Jesus is the beginning of the most exciting adventure there is. When you say Yes to Jesus you become part of God' family and can begin a process of incredible transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer of surrender to Jesus

"Father God, thank you for sending Jesus to this world. Thank you for reaching out to me, for pursuing me. I am in desperate need of you, Lord. Just like Thomas, I've been hardened by my unbelief. Please give me faith to follow you.

I want to say today Jesus, you are my Lord and my God. I surrender all to you! I renounce Satan and all his demons, I renounce the world and its destructive forces, I renounce my own sinful nature and its deceitful ways. Please forgive me, change my heart and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Give me a sense of purpose and direction. Satisfy the longings of my heart with your unfailing love and transform me into a new person. Give me a new sense of hope.

I want to be your disciple Jesus, rule over my life as Lord, lead me and guide me every step of the way and get me involved in your mission."

In Jesus' name, I pray! Amen."

Water Baptism:

If you have said Yes to Jesus, you want to express your commitment publicly by being baptized in water. Water baptism is an expression of your new surrendered life to Christ.

Contact our pastor or one of our elders to express them your desire to be baptized.

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