BELIEVE

in Jesus Christ and the plans He has for you.

The Gospel

JESUS DIED IN YOUR PLACE

Even though we've all sinned against the God who created us, he sent his son Jesus to pay the penalty that we deserve. Jesus paid the price for our sins as he was executed on a Roman cross almost two millennia ago.

Jesus came as God in human flesh, and he lived with perfect compassion and holiness. He didn't deserve to die, but we do. We've rebelled against God, ignored him, and followed our own ways (Isaiah 53:6). Instead of leaving us to our own destructive ways, though, God sent his son to die in our place, so that we might be reconciled to him (1 Peter 3:18).

But that's not all...

JESUS ROSE SO YOU CAN TOO

He was crucified and buried on your behalf, but he didn't stay dead! The grave couldn't keep him down. Instead, Jesus conquered death and rose again, and now he offers us that same new life - life that isn't defeated by death, but is eternal (John 3:16-17). He offers to take our sin upon himself, and give us his unending life, reconciled to God, in return.

Have you turned from your own sinful ways and trusted Jesus as king and savior instead (Luke 13:3)? Jesus rose so that you can live with him forever!

Baptism

Matthew 3:13-17 tells us that Jesus himself was baptized. He set the example.
Later, Jesus commanded that we should baptize all who would follow after him (Matthew 28:18-20).

Baptism is our outward, public expression of the inward decision to trust in Jesus. If you've trusted Christ as your Savior and Lord, then it's time to follow him in baptism!

The Bible

"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12

Reading, memorizing, and meditating of scripture is the lifeblood of the follower of Jesus. Without the renewing of our minds the believer will never be able to distinguish between what is from God and what is from the enemy. The Bible allows us to understand God's heart, while at the same time know God's plan and purpose for our lives. 

Prayer

 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”- Matthew 21:22

The Bible tells us that prayer changes things so we are asking for all of our Church at the Grove members to pray over the lists below. Also, prayerfully consider calling someone in need and checking up on them, bringing them a meal, or just asking them how they are doing when you see them on Sunday morning. As a church body we need to pray for the needs of our brothers and sister in Christ.
 "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”- Matthew 21:22

The Bible tells us that prayer changes things so we are asking for all of our Church at the Grove members to pray over the lists below. Also, prayerfully consider calling someone in need and checking up on them, bringing them a meal, or just asking them how they are doing when you see them on Sunday morning. As a church body we need to pray for the needs of our brothers and sister in Christ.