It’s all about Jesus.
Regardless of what you believe about Jesus you have to admit that there is no other name that stirs up so much controversy as the name of Jesus. What is it about the name of a carpenter’s son from the town of Nazareth 2000 years ago?
Why do we have an entire holiday dedicated to celebrating His birth?
Why is it, You can talk about God all day long but the moment you bring up Jesus things get funny!
JESUS MANAGED TO OFFEND PEOPLE BY BEING TOO INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE
ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
His life was too Inclusive
The religious were offended that Jesus ate with, and included, the outcasts.
Jesus offered forgiveness to anyone and everyone!
People who were nothing like Jesus, liked Jesus!
His message was too Exclusive
God created the world and everything in it – including you – and
He wants to begin a personal, one-on-one relationship with you today.
God, the Creator of the universe, loves you and has a purpose for your life. And because of that, His plans are better than your plans. None of us can measure up to some impossible religious standard; faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior is the only “step” to salvation.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
NO OTHER NAME HAS THE POWER TO SAVE
1. JESUS SAVES ME FROM MY SIN
In Genesis, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, and has impacted every person since. Sin has wreaked havoc on our world and our relationship with God. God wants a relationship with you so bad He sent his son
Jesus to die on a cross to fix all of that.
1 Timothy 1:15
2. JESUS SAVES ME FOR ETERNITY
The Bible teaches that everyone is going to spend eternity in one of two places:
1. Heaven with God
2. Hell separated from God
People often say that they just don’t believe that a loving God would send anyone to hell. WE AGREE!!
The truth is that God doesn’t send us to hell. We send ourselves there by rejecting Jesus.
2 Peter 3:9
We started this church because Heaven and Hell are real. We send people on mission trips because Heaven and Hell are real. You don’t have to wonder where you will spend eternity.
1 John 5:11-13
3. JESUS SAVES ME BY HIS GRACE
Salvation is a gift. It cannot be earned. Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves.
Like any gift, it must simply be received.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Have you recently made this decision? Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. You haven’t finished the race – you’ve only just begun. The best is yet to come!
Whether you raised your hand in a service or prayed at home to follow Jesus, we would love to come alongside you. Please let us know about your salvation decision, and someone from our team will be in touch. If a friend invited you to Vertical, we encourage you to let them know about your decision; we know they’ll want to celebrate with you!
If you made a decision to follow Jesus today we want to celebrate that decision with you!