Where will you spend your eternity?  The Bible can provide you the assurance that you can be in Heaven with God and with His people forever.  Consider Jesus’ words to a religious man: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

1. The Damage Done by Sin—We are all sinners by nature and by choice.  We have broken God’s law (James 2:10; 1 John 3:4).  We need to be reconciled to the One we have offended.  Our sins have separated us from God, placing us under the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and damnation.

2. The Helplessness of Man—No human effort or work could ever atone for our sin.  Good works, baptism, church membership, communion, or anything else like these things cannot effect a new birth.  WE are saved only by God’s grace, through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, who alone is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).

3. The Good News from God—Christ died for our sins—was buried—and rose again! Faith in the finished work of Jesus is the only basis for our soul’s salvation.  The Scripture teaches us that “without shedding of blood is no remission” of sins (Hebrews 9:22).  Salvation is Jesus Christ—and to be saved is to receive Him by faith (John 1:12).  What are you depending upon at this very moment to secure your eternity with God?  The Scripture says, “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).  You are urged to turn to God, placing your full trust in Him right now.

If you have made a decision to accept the free gift of eternal life in Heaven by accepting Christ as your Savior, please let us know either by attending our services or contacting us at maranathabaptist@juno.com.  You may also phone us at  419-368-3411 or write us at Maranatha Baptist Church, 805 County Road 30 A, Ashland, OH 44805.