Spirtual Help in Minneapolis and the surrounding Twin Cities suburbs
If you are interested in finding a church in your area, please contact our office by email or telephone and we will be happy to direct you to a church that can be of assistance to you. If you live outside of Minnesota, we will be happy to help you locate someone in your community to aid you with your spiritual concerns.
If you are struggling with understanding the Bible or have questions about spiritual matters, we would be happy to answer your questions online, by telephone, or in person in our office.
Here are some Bible basics that may help you come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritual maturity is a growth process, and we are all still developing and growing in our walk with God.
1. The Bible says that all mankind are sinners.
“All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way.” Isaiah 53:6
“For there is not a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and doesn’t sin.” Ecclesiastes 7:20
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
In God’s economy we are all sinners. We don’t all sin in the same way, but we all sin and God says that the payment for sin is eternal separation from Him.
2. Sin has a penalty.
“The soul that sins, it will die.” Ezekiel 18:4
“The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23
“Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.” James 1:15
If we had to pay what we owe as sinners, then we would have to die and enter into Hell where we would remain forever and ever. Because God is perfect, He cannot have sin in His presence.
3. Jesus paid sin’s penalty for us when He died on the cross.
“The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity [sin] of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
“For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust; that He might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have life everlasting. For Jesus came into the world not to condemn the world but that through Him the world might be saved.”
When Jesus was crucified on the cross, He bore the punishment for our sin. The last thing that Jesus said on the cross was, “It is finished.” Jesus suffered the penalty of death in our place.
4. How can you personally receive the payment Jesus made?
- Acknowledge that you are a sinner.
- Believe what Jesus did on the cross was sufficient payment for your sin.
- Confess your sin to God and ask Him to be the Lord of your life.
To receive the payment that Jesus made, you must cease to trust everything else, and trust Christ alone. You must cease to trust good works, church membership or baptism to save you. To trust anything other than what Jesus did on the cross is to say to God, “ I am not satisfied with Christ’s payment for my sins, and I feel I must have something else.”
Instead, say to God, “ I know that I am a sinner and that, as a sinner, I owe a sin debt. I also believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross in my place and that this death paid in full what I owe as a sinner. Here and now I do trust Him as my Savior. I am fully depending on Him for my salvation.”
If you have decided that you would like to have Jesus as the Lord of your life, please let us know of your decision so we can pray for you and encourage you in your day to day walk with God. Spiritual maturity is a growth process. May God teach you and guide you as you begin your journey.
Hoping the best for you,