Reaching Rural and Remote Areas with the Good News of Jesus Christ!

 

Please peruse our site and I hope you'll find everything you need to make an educated observation of this ministry. Always feel free to contact us with any comments or questions you might have.

Blessings, Paul

 

Mission: 

Reaching Rural and Remote Areas with the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Our Statement of Faith:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:15-17.

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19Ephesians 4:4-6.

  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. John 1:1-4Matthew 1:23Philippians 2:5-11Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24I Corinthians 15:3-4.

  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God. Titus 3:4-7Luke 24:46-47;Ephesians 2:8-9John 14:6Acts 4:12.

  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. John 14:15-17Romans 8:91 Corinthians 3:16Galatians 5:16-18We further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today. Acts 1:5-8;Romans 12:6-81 Corinthians 12:4-301 Peter 4:10-11Ephesians 4:11

  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. Revelation 20:11-15I Corinthians 15:51-57.

  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church, which is the Body of Christ, composed of all who are regenerated through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:22-23I Corinthians 12:1227.

  8. We believe the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the Church and each Christian. Matthew 28:18-20Mark 16:15Acts 1:8;Romans 10:9-15I Peter 3:15.

How Can I Know Jesus?

Remember, Jesus Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. He wants to revolutionize your life and give you hope. He wants to give you a fresh start. As God's creation, you were built for relationship with Him. He loves you and offers to take control of your life.

God's Love

"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16 NIV).

God's Plan

[Christ speaking] "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).

Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life? Because man is sinful and separated from God. Therefore, he cannot know and experience God's love and plan for his life.

Man Is Sinful

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way, and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.

Man Is Separated

"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23). 

God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. Man is continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion - but he inevitably fails.

But, there is hope.

The only provision for man's sin is Jesus Christ. Through Him, you can know and experience God's love and plan for your life.

He Died in Our Place

"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

He Rose From the Dead

"Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred..."(1 Corinthians 15:3-6).

He Is the Only Way to God

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me'" (John 14:6).

God has bridged the gulf which separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.

We must individually RECEIVE Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.

We Must Receive Christ

"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12)

We Receive Christ Through Faith

"By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).

Repent (Turn around and go toward God)

The Bible tells us, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him. If we are willing to repent, God is willing to help us do so. (Acts 3:19) & (2 Corinthians 7:10)

When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth

(Read John 3:1-8.)

We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation

[Christ speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20).

Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.



You can receive Christ right now by faith, through a simple prayer. (Prayer is talking to God.)

God knows your heart and is not as concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. Here are some thoughts to guide you you:

"Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be."

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.

If you have prayed to receive Jesus since reading this page, please contact me at paul@ripe4life.org and let us know.