Desert Hills Baptist Church
 

Ever wonder

Why am I here?
How can I make sense of my life?
How can I find true purpose?
Where can I find answers to life’s deepest questions?
We’ve all asked such questions.
Now find all the answers in one place…
Desert Hills Baptist Church
 


The Real Love

There is One who loves you and wants you to enjoy a personal relationship with Him. He is the answer you’ve been looking for. He loves you with an everlasting, unconditional love. You will never find true satisfaction, purpose or meaning without Him.

How Do We Know This?
God is also the author of the most important book ever written. In it, He says:
 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life”- John 3:16
 


The Problem...Separation

“There is no one who is righteous, not even one”- Romans 3:10

Being at peace with God is not automatic, because by nature we are separated from Him. This separation is at the root of our selfishness, loneliness, and feelings of meaninglessness. This nature is automatic. We all suffer from the same problem – sin. How Do We Know This?
standard” – Romans 3:23

Because God is holy and just, He cannot allow sin to go unpunished. Just like there is a penalty for breaking man’s laws, there is a penalty for breaking God’s. That penalty is death.

“The wages (penalty) for sin is death…”- Romans 6:23



God’s Remedy - the Cross

Because God loves us, He does not want us to remain separated from Him.
But because we are all sinners, we cannot pay for our own sin. It takes a perfect sacrifice to
please God and we aren’t perfect. Religion, good deeds, even baptism cannot pay for our sin.
So God paid for our sins Himself. God came to earth as a man, Jesus. He came to suffer the
punishment that you and I deserve. Three days after dying on the cross, Jesus rose from the dead.
How Do We Know This?

“For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors.
And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ,
the sinless, spotless Lamb of God” – 1 Peter 1:18-19

“He was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace.
He was whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all” – Isaiah 53:5-6

 


 

 Your Response: You Must Choose

Simply knowing that God loves you and gave His Son for you is not enough.
You must choose for yourself to follow Him. God has done His part, now it’s your move.

Turning TO God means you are turning FROM your way and choosing God’s. It means you give your life over to Him and give Him control of your actions, thoughts, habits, attitudes, everything!
It all happens by faith. Faith is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life.

How Do We Know This?
“For it is by grace (receiving something you don’t deserve) you have been saved, through faith-and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast” – Ephesians 2:8-9

What Must I Do?
 
1. Admit to God that you need Him in your life.
2. Repent and be willing to turn away from your sin.
3. Invite Jesus to come and live in your heart and life.
 
Pray a simple prayer like this one:
“Lord Jesus, I know that you love me. I know that I am a sinner and do not deserve your forgiveness.
I believe you died to pay for my sins and rose again for my salvation. I invite you into my heart and life as Savior
and Lord. Help me to be the person you created me to be.
Thank you for saving me. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer from your heart, then you are now a child of God.
How Do We Know This?
“But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become the children of God” - John 1:12


Confirm Your Decision Here’s what you do now:

Let us know about "Your Decision" by clicking on the link below and then filling

out the form and placing your decision in the comment section.  

  • *Be assured of our prayers when you share your decision.
  • *Read and study God’s Word, the Bible.
  • *Talk to God – pray.
  • *Become part of a local body of believers. If you need help finding a church in your city, let us know,
    we can help you.
  • *Tell others about your decision.
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