Meeting Jesus

At Forest Grove Community Church we are passionate about helping people to meet Jesus in a personal way.  Receiving Jesus Christ as the  Saviour and Lord of your life is the most important step you will ever take. As Saviour, we are admitting that we are in need of Jesus to save us from our sin.  As Lord, we are submitting to Jesus as the master of every part of our life.  These two parts – Lord and Saviour – are inseperably linked in the life of a follower of Jesus.

As we look around us, we see many people who are not experiencing the full and abundant life that Jesus promised. Or perhaps they are trying to earn it through living and doing things for others.

The Problem – Sin

The Bible tells us that we are missing out on this full life and on eternal life to come, because of our sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Further the Bible tells us that the result of sin is death and that eternal life cannot be earned but only comes through Jesus. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

But how do we begin to experience this abundant life now and have the assurance that we will have eternal life with God in heaven?

The Solution – Repentance and Forgiveness

First, we need to believe that the way to this rich, full life is through Jesus Christ. Only as we allow Jesus to control our lives can we become true folowers of Him.

“If you confess with your mouth, Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the death, you shall be saved!” (Romans 10:9)

Next, we must admit that we have sinned and be wiling to confess our sin and turn from it. “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)

Then we must receive Jesus Christ into our lives and He will come in. He will be our Lord and Saviour – making us His children. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the children of God, even to those who believe in His name. (John 1:12)

A Life with Jesus

After we have received Jesus into our lives we can expect to have the full life He promised here and eternal life with Him in heaven. A life with Christ is not a life without challenges, but the power of Christ living in you will help you cope with life’s challenges. We know that this is a personal decision between you and God. However, we would like to answer your questions and pray with you as you begin your new life with Jesus. We would also like to provide help to assist you to grow in your knowledge of the Scriptures and the Saviour. Feel free to contact one of our staff or other church leaders for more information.