Plan of Salvation

God Loves You and Wants You

God loves you and desires to enter into a personal relationship with you.

All Scriptures are from the New International Reader’s Version Bible

1. God loves you and desires to enter into a personal relationship with you… John 3:16 “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”

And that’s why you were created… Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own likeness. He created him in the likeness of God. He created them as male and female.”

2. But all people have sinned… Romans 3:23 “Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God’s glory.”

and are, therefore, separated from God (spiritual death)… Romans 6:23 “When you sin the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.”

and cannot enter into a right relationship with God based on their own efforts or merits… Ephesians 2:8,9 “God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.”

3. Yet God still loves you, and has provided the way, His way for you to be forgiven of all your sins through the death of Jesus Christ, His Son (God in human form), on the cross… Romans 6:23 “When you sin the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.”

Romans 5:8 “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

and to receive eternal life by Jesus’ resurrection from the dead… I Corinthians 15:3-6 “What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be. He appeared to Peter. Then he appeared to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than 500 believers at the same time. Most of them are still living. But some have died.”

4. Only by receiving Christ… John 14:6 “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. “

through faith… Ephesians 2:8, 9 “God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.”

Romans 10:9, 10 “Say with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord.” Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved. With your heart you believe and are made right with God. With your mouth say that Jesus is Lord. And so you are saved.”

Can you experience a personal relationship with God; this must be done personally by opening up the door of your life to Christ… Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If any of you hears my voice and opens the door I will come in, and eat with you and you will eat with me.”

…following Him with unreserved commitment… Matthew 16:24-25 “Then Jesus spoke to his disciples. He said, “If anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross and follow me.”
God’s Word, the Bible, promises eternal life to all who have received Christ through faith… I John 5:11-13 “But he replied, “The one who made me well said to me, Pick up your mat and walk.” They asked him, “Who is this fellow? Who told you to pick it up and walk?” The one who has healed has no idea who it was. Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.”

…and you can receive Him now if you truly desire to follow him…I Corinthians 6:2 “Don’t you know that God’s people will judge the world? And if you are going to judge the world, aren’t you able to judge small cases?”

You can express the desire of your life to God through prayer, and He will not turn you away… Romans 10:13 “Scripture says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

  • Church Info

    Mount Olivet Baptist Church

    500 Swayze Street
    Monroe, LA 71201
    318-322-8587

    olivetnation8587@yahoo.com
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    Sunday Morning Services

    Sunday School for Adults 9:00 am
    Sunday School for Youth 9:00 am
    Morning Worship 10:00 am
    Communion – 2nd Sunday

    Weekly Worship, Study & Meetings

    New Members Class-Sunday 9:00 am
    Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm


    Pastor

    Oliver W. Billups, Jr.

  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
    — 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
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