NORTH COUNTRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Our Message of Hope to You
One thing is for certain...there are many uncertainties in life. It's easy to have many questions that keep us up at night and cause us to wonder. "What do I do with these guilty feelings?" "What happens if I get sick and die?" "Why is there so much evil in the world?"
These are all good questions. We believe the answer to all of these questions are found in a relationship with God. That is the hope of the Gospel. Certainly, there are many good things the come from placing your faith in the Gospel, but there is nothing greater than the opportunity to have a relationship with God. The gospel is the story of God giving to mankind the hope of a relationship with Him. In short here is the Gospel:
God desires that each of us have a relationship with Him. Stop to think about that for a moment-the God of all eternity the one who created everything we can see, wants a relationship with us. Yet, we being sinners cannot have a relationship with God because our sin causes us to fall short of His incredible perfection. (Rom. 3:23) Therefore, we need help! This help comes in the form of Christ’s death on the cross. What a thought-through Christ’s death, we can have life and a relationship with God!
Because we are all sinners-Christ died for us! Why you might ask? All because God loves us so very much. (But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. -Rom. 5:8) The death of Christ gives to us the opportunity of a life time!
It is through His death on the cross and his resurrection from the grave, that we can obtain forgiveness for the sin that we have done. It is through this forgiveness that we can have a relationship with God, both now and for eternity! (For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:23)
How do we take advantage of this opportunity?
The gospel comes down to our faith. Often times, we trust in
ourselves, but instead God wants us to trust what Christ has done
to repair and redeem our relationship with Him! Us placing our
trust in what Jesus has done is called salvation and it is what makes
us "Christian". (For by grace are ye saved through faith, in that not
of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should
boast. Eph. 2:8,9)
Ask yourself-is Christ’s death on the cross what I am trusting in
aloneto obtain forgiveness of my sins and have a relationship with
God for eternity?
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"