Church Events Calendar

Weekly Message Archives



Journey with Jesus

Life can be described in terms of being on a spiritual journey. Journeys present great opportunities for learning and adventure.

God, the great creator and designer of life, provides guidance for our journey in His Word, the Bible.  The central theme of the Bible is that God loves us and sent his son, Jesus, that we might have eternal and abundant life.

Jesus came into this world as a human being, lived a sinless life in harmony with God, revealed who the Heavenly Father really is, died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the dead. Because Jesus died, our sins can be forgiven, and because he conquered death, we too can have eternal life.

This gift of forgiveness and eternal life can be ours only if we willingly accept it.   God requires an individual response from us.
The following Bible verses show God’€™s part and our part in this process.


God’€™s Love is Revealed in the Bible

‘€œFor 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).

God loves us.   He wants our lives to be meaningful and complete.   And He wants us to have everlasting life which will last beyond physical death.

We are Sinful

‘€œFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’€ (Romans 3:23).

No one is perfect.   We all have stumbled and messed up in life.  We all have done things that we knew were wrong.   That is why we might feel estranged from God – because God is holy, and we are not.

Sin Has a Penalty

‘€œFor the wages of sin is death’€ (Romans 6:23).

Just as criminals must pay the penalty for their crimes, we, too, must pay the penalty of our sins, which is spiritual death.   We become separated from God.   The Bible teaches that those who choose to remain in sin will be separated forever from God.

Christ Paid Our Penalty

‘€œBut God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us’€ (Romans 5:8).

Jesus, the sinless Son of God, paid the penalty for all our sins by His death on the cross.   We may think we need to live a good life and do good deeds before God will love us, but the Bible says that Christ already loves us enough that He willingly died for us even while we were still sinners and living in ungodly ways.

Salvation is a Free Gift

‘€œFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast’€ (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The word “grace” simply means ‘€œundeserved favor.’€   God offers us something we could never provide for ourselves – forgiveness of sins and eternal life.   God’€™s gift is free.   It is something we either accept or reject.

Christ is at our heart’€™s door

Jesus Christ said, ‘€œHere I am!   I stand at the door and knock.   If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me’€ (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus desires to have a personal relationship with each of us.   He is standing at the door your heart.   The most important decision we can ever make is the decision to invite him in.   He is waiting for us (through prayer) to receive Him into our hearts and lives, and begin a personal relationship with Him.

The Christian life is a journey with God.  The Wesley Free Methodist Church is here to assist you along that journey.  Let’€™s walk together and find strength from God and encouragement from one another!