Know God

The message at the heart of Christianity is really quite simple. It’s a message from the Bible about God and his son Jesus. It’s about life and death, and the choice that we all face.

  1. Creation

    God is righteous and created man and the world to submit to His loving rule.

    “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” — Revelation 4:11

    But is that the way it is now?

  2. Separation

    We are all eternally separated from God by sinfully rejecting His loving rule and trying to run our lives our own way without him.

    “but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.” — Isaiah 59:2

    God’s justice sounds hard, but…

  3. The Cross

    Because of His love, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to take our punishment. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, we can now have a relationship with our Creator God.

    “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.” — 1 Peter 3:18

    Well, where does that leave us?

  4. Who’s in Charge?

    • Our way: Reject Jesus as our Ruler. Try to run life our own way in our own strength. Seek happiness through our own works.
      Consequences: Separation from God—now and forever. Condemnation and no spiritual resources.

      “They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the Glory of his might.” — 2 Thessalonians 1:9

    • God’s way: Repent from rebellion and submit to Christ. Rely/believe on Jesus’ death and resurrection. Accept God’s free gift of salvation.
      God’s work: Relationship with God—now and fovever. Forgiveness and limitless spiritual resources.

      “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved” — Romans 10:9

What Must I Do?

Pray for God to change me so that I may:
Submit to Jesus as my ruler.
Rely on Jesus for forgiveness and eternal life.

Prayer

Dear God,
I am unworthy and don’t deserve Your gift of eternal life. I am guilty of rebelling against You and ignoring You. I need forgiveness. Thank You for sending Your Son to die for me that I may be forgiven. Thank You that He rose from the dead to give me new life. Please forgive me and change me, that I may live with Jesus as my ruler. Amen.

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Anderson and Parishe's Story

Before Parishe and Anderson Miller started attending New Song, they were “good” people. Back home in Chicago, they went to church most Sundays but had little involvement outside of attending services. As Parishe puts it, there was “no opportunity for growth.” Though Jesus was somewhere in the mix, the Millers’ relationship with him remained stagnant. Church was just a box they checked off their to-do list.

But God had greater plans for the Millers.

When Anderson was stationed in Oceanside, the Millers moved out west with the intent to try a couple churches and see where they fit in. They desired to join a church that could help them “figure this whole thing out,” Parishe says, because “without God, life is pretty crazy.”

Parishe made a list of churches to …

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