A Walk with ChristWhat does it mean to be saved? We know what pastors say today, "All you need to do is believe and you'll be saved." Really? What did Jesus say? A lot. He knew most who profess Him as Lord only want Him as Savior. They don't really want Him as 'Lord, Lord.' We can't earn salvation. Not on our efforts, our works, or being nice. It's a gift, but despite what you may have heard, it's NOT FREE! What did Jesus say it costs? Everything! "In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be My disciples" (Luke 14:33). Walk with Christ. And learn. New Here?Live Stream (coming soon)
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Strength in Him
Jesus said, “Take heart, for I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, which is why we need to stay rooted in Him. How do we do that?
In His Word
In His Word is truth, life, and the way. His earliest disciples were called ‘Followers of the Way.’ If we wish to ‘follow’ Him, we can only do that by LISTENING to Him.
That is the importance and value of reading and understanding His Word.
Saved by Grace
Jesus said, “I am the [only] way, the [only] truth, and the [only] life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). The Word never says His gift of salvation is free. It costs everything for the way to the small gate that is Him is hard and narrow.
If you’re feeling God’s pull, pressure, or pounding on your life, He’s calling you. How you answer will determine your eternal future. We’d love to help you along this amazing journey.
Jesus has the answers. Questions reveal truth. Jesus encouraged His disciples to ask in order to understand. We’d love to help you unpack the truth of the Bible in your life.
Saved or unsaved, when life is beating you down, we’re here for you. Yes, we believe in Him. Yes, we will talk about Him. But first and foremost we are called to love our neighbors and our enemies. That means being there in times of struggle, pain, and sorrow. Reach out if you need someone to simply listen.
“As iron sharpens iron, so it is that one man strengthens another” (Proverbs 27:17). Individually, we grow weak, weary, and worn down. Together we strengthen each other. Fellowship with us for a rewarding walk.
True to His Word
“In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, for I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Jesus was fully man and fully God. He experienced every temptation we do, but even tougher, yet He did not sin. He told us to ‘be perfect, therefore, for your Heavenly Father is perfect’ (Matthew 5:48). We are a fellowship of believers who seek to be obedient to His commands and spread His Word and Love to the world, not to earn our place in Heaven, but out of gratitude for all He’s done for us.”
Our Mission & Vision
To “make disciples of all the nations … teaching them to obey all that I have commanded …” (Matthew 28:20)
It’s easy to water down the gospel, make it more ‘palatable’ to increase congregation numbers. It’s simple to tell a person ‘all you need to do is believe.’ It’s (almost) right there in Scripture.
Remember, though, that Satan knows the Word better than any of us, and he has manipulated it just right to turn people onto the path of destruction for ages. Does the Word actually say ‘All you need to do is believe and you’ll be saved?’
No. It doesn’t. Close, but as they say, ‘Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.’
What if it’s more than ‘believe that’ but trust in (surrender of one’s life to) Jesus that encapsulates Scriptural faith? Jesus said this walk would not be easy (“take up your cross daily” (Luke 9:23)). His burden is light (we don’t need to follow rituals and say repetitive prayers or try to ‘do’ things to be saved), but the walk is tough, yet it’s monumentally rewarding.
We strive to shine a light on His Words and the necessity to be in them, to absorb them, to study them, and to love them. That’s the only way we can be truly and fully devoted, obedient followers of Him in a world bent on simple solutions to eternal struggles. Keep in mind that in Scripture, faith is synonymous with obedience.
May 25, 2019
Salvation. Discipleship. Obedience.
Our sin separates us from God. With no way to be ‘good enough’ through our actions, Jesus provides hope in Him. Through a saving relationship with our Lord and Savior, we can become devoted followers (disciples), discern truth from false teachings, and honor Him with an obedient heart.
Devoted to Him Alone.
What Is Sin?
Sin is rebellion against God. Every sin separates us from Him. In order to be reconciled through His Son Christ Jesus, we must repent of our sins.
“You were saved by grace through faith and this is not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not based on works so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). We don’t earn our salvation. But sadly, it’s easy to be deceived by flawed easy belief systems. Salvation is a gift, but it’s not free. God requires our full submission to His authority, which means we may have to give up everything. We may not, but Jesus warned us to weigh the cost (Luke 14:28-30) before committing to Him. Remember, too, that Jesus knows everyone’s heart (“…many believed in His name. But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all people” (John 2:23-24). That’s why He also said ‘many’ who profess to be Christians are deceived, willfully so. “For many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and in Your name drive out demons and in Your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers’ (Matthew 7:22-23).
There’s more to salvation than ‘All you need to do is believe and you’ll be saved.’ Also keep in mind that Jesus said on more than one occasion: “…but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13).
Study His Word!
May 23, 2019 @ 5:30pm
Beacon Hill, Beacon Falls, CT
Jesus warned us that it’s difficult for a rich man to enter into Heaven, and we live in the richest times in the history of the planet. What ramifications does that have for us who are in Him?
The Deadwood Forest
June 1, 2019 @ 6:30PM
It’s not good for any of us to be alone. We were created for fellowship, companionship, and the works He set aside for each of His beloved children. How do we remain connected when it feels like the forest has been leveled?
Devoted to Prayer
June 8, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Our prayer life should be as ambitious as (actually, more than) our career pursuits, fantasy football, or debating politics on Facebook. Is yours lacking? So was mine, until …
We Gather at Every Opportunity (along with these times:)
We meet in our home, like the first followers of the Way. It truly is like family here. If you can’t be here physically, join us online!
Just Bring You
At your first visit, worry about nothing. We’ve got it covered. Bring yourself and rejoice in the Lord.
We desire to obey God’s commands and direction He wants us to go. Where it leads, He will make clear.
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