Meeting God

Our purpose is to exalt King Jesus in all that we are, say, and do. We hope our lives display the greatness, beauty, and mercy of Jesus. We would love for you to know and experience the same grace God has shown us through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of our King Jesus. Below is a pictoral representation of the story revealed in the Bible of what God has done on our behalf through Jesus in bringing us salvation and new life. It is the grace of our God and King alone that has made us who we are both individually and as a church. Please look through the slides below and take some time to consider how you will respond to the grace and mercy of our King.  

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God created the universe and everything in it and reigns over all things as King.
(Genesis 1, John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-17, Hebrews 1)
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God created people and placed them in His good world. He gave them purpose and meaning. He provided for all of their needs. He protected them and loved them. He told them what He wanted them to do and not to do. God had an intimate, personal relationship with the people He created.
(Genesis 1:24-2:25)
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People decided to turn away from God by disobeying His commands. As a result, the entire creation fell into disorder and chaos. Death, disease, frustration, murder, and evil entered into the world. Human nature became corrupted and sinful. People became enslaved to sin and continue to willingly disobey God to this day.
(Genesis 3, John 8:34, Romans 3:10-20, 5:12-21, Ephesians 2:1-3)
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In order to uphold His holiness and justice, God responds with wrath, condemnation, and judgment towards people because we willingly and continually disobey Him.
(Genesis 3:14-24, John 3:18, Romans 1:18-32)
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However, God planned a way in which He could uphold His justice while also offering us forgiveness and the righteousness we lost. He did this by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, the fullest expression of His love and wisdom.
(John 3:16, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 2:3 1 John 4:7-21)
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Jesus Christ was born of a virgin being fully God and fully man. He experienced all the same temptations we do, yet He did not commit any sin. He did this to show He was the only one who could take our place before God.

(Luke 1-2, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 4:15)
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Jesus willingly and faithfully exchanged places with us in our relationship to God. He became our sin and offers us His righteousness.
(Luke 22:42, Hebrews 12:2, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
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Jesus took the full wrath, judgment, and condemnation that we deserve for our sins through His death on the cross. Through the cross, Jesus also displays His infinite love towards us and offers us forgiveness and freedom from all our sin.
(Isaiah 52, Romans 3:21-26, 5:6-11, 1 John 4:10)
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Three days after His death and burial, Jesus was resurrected and appeared to hundreds of witnesses. His resurrection announced His victory over death and sin and foreshadows the coming judgment where in the end everyone will be raised from the dead to give an account for their life.
(Matthew 28, 1 Corinthians 15, Revelation 20:11-15)
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After He appeared to many witnesses, Jesus ascended bodily into heaven and sat down on the throne of God to rule over all things.
(Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-11, Hebrews 1:3-4)
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After Jesus assumed His place on the throne as King, God sent His Holy Spirit as promised. The Holy Spirit came to live in His people and give them the power to fight sin and obey God.
(John 14:15-31, Acts 2, Romans 6, Galatians 5:16-24)
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Those who respond to Jesus as their King by faith and receive the Holy Spirit are gathered into the Church. Jesus is the Head of the Church and continues to intercede on behalf of His people to God.

(Acts 4:32-37, Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 7:25)
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In the future, Christ will return as King to reign and to judge the world. The living and the dead will appear before the King to give an account for their lives.
(Matthew 24-25, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12, Revelation 19:11-20:15)
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In the judgment, those who repented of their sins and received Jesus as King by faith during their lives enter into eternal life with King Jesus in the New Creation.
(Matthew 25:31-40, Revelation 21-22)
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In the final judgment, those who did not repent of their sins and receive Jesus as King during their lives, deciding instead to reject the grace of God offered through Jesus, experience the full wrath of God. They are cast out of the presence of God into the eternal, conscious torments of hell.    
(Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Please take some time to think about how you will respond to God’s offer of grace and forgiveness through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. In order to receive God’s forgiveness and new life, three steps are necessary. First, you must come to a realization of who you are before God. The Bible teaches that we are sinners who willingly disobey the commands of God. (Romans 3:10-20) Second, you must repent or turn from sin. This involves experiencing a disgust over sin and a desire to give up the wrong practices previously enjoyed. (Mark 1:15) Third, you must turn to the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ as your only hope for forgiveness, cleansing, and new life. Understand that salvation is totally a gift of God and cannot be earned or added to by any charitable efforts on your part. (Ephesians 2:4-10)                                                                                                
When you are ready to meet with God and receive His offer of salvation, simply talk to him in prayer, confessing your guilt, asking for forgiveness and salvation, and confessing your trust totally in the cross for your righteousness and new life. If you have any questions about how you meet God, we would love to answer them. Please do not hesitate to contact us at christoschurch@gmail.com to let us know your questions or so that we can celebrate your new life in Christ with you.
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