McConnellsburg United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Growing on a Life Changing Adventure with Jesus!

Notes from the Pastor

Salvation is only a step away......
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9 NIV
     Ever feel like your life isn't all that it's cracked up to be?  Ever feel like you have no control over anything going on around you?  Have you hit rock bottom and feel hopeless about the future?  If you have then you are not alone.  Almost everyone has felt those same feelings at one point in their life or another.  What separates them from you is that they cried out to God for help.
     God loves you, no matter who you are or what you have done.  God cares for you if your life is a mess or if you got all your ducks in a row.  As a matter of fact, I think God cares more for those whose life is spiraling out of control.  Jesus said as much when he told the religious leaders that he came to this world for the sick, not those who are well.  Matthew 9:12
     If you are dissatisfied with the way you are headed in life, call out to Jesus.  He will hear you. God will take over your heart when you give it freely to him and before you know it, order will come from your chaos.  New life begins when you confess that you are a mess and that you can't save yourself.  Ask Jesus to come into your heart.  Receive him as your Lord and Savior and believe in him.  It's just that simple, trust me.  There is no elaborate formula for salvation.  There is no magic recipe or online course.  Salvation is as simple as can be.  If you need help forming the words, you can use the prayer below.  After praying it sincerely, seek out a church nearby and they will help you learn more about God and help you grow in your new faith.  Pray with me......
God, I am messed up and I have made a mess of my life.
Forgive me and help me.
Come into my heart, Jesus, and save me from myself.
Be my Lord and Savior.  I believe in you.

Pastor Robin