Do I need to be a Member to come to Marion Church of Christ? No, definitely not. When we say everyone is invited, we mean it. You are very welcome to come along and visit and get a feel of what Church is like. You would be most welcome. If membership is something you are looking for, we are happy to chat that through with you.
Do you have communion? Yes, we celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection and remember what He has done for us each week. It is open for all who love the Lord and believe Jesus is the Son of the Living God.
Do you have wheel chair access? Yes, we have sections reserved just for you. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone. If you do need assistance, please give the Church Office a call during the week, so we can know how to help you.
Do you have something for kids? Yes. Kids@Marion runs each week with different programs for the various ages - check out the info under the 'More' tab then 'Ministries'
Salvation is the word used to describe being delivered safely and protected. Sometimes the Bible refers to a literal saving – one can be saved from the difficulties/circumstances of life, not necessarily by being removed from all predicaments (although that can happen) but be saved through our situation by the presence and power of Jesus. The Bible also talks about being saved or salvation as an eternal, spiritual freedom. (Bible Reference 1)
So, what are we saved from in the spiritual sense? We are saved from God’s judgement of sin (breaking the law of God; rebellion against God). God is pure, perfect and Holy – He cannot tolerate the evil, immoral and blemishes that sin brings. Sin separates us from God (Bible Reference 2) and the consequence of sin is death (Bible Reference 3) Salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and involves the removal of sin.
The Bible, God’s Word to us says, in the New Testament book of Romans 6:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [being made holy and set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Only God can remove sin and deliver us from penalty/consequence of sin – death. How He did this is through Jesus. Jesus, God’s only Son, died on the cross and then rose from the dead. By Jesus dying in our place, He took on all the sin of everyone (Bible Reference 4). He dealt with it, the price was paid, it was an immense cost, but it is covered, not for just a few, but for everyone who believes. It didn’t end there – Jesus rose from the dead, giving us life through immense grace (undeserved favour). Scripture is very clear about this, salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God (Bible Reference 5) is only available through faith in Jesus Christ.
So how do I get it?
We are saved by faith. First, we must hear the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. (Bible Reference 6) Then, we must believe – fully trust the Lord. This involves repentance (Bible Reference 7) acknowledging we are sinful and wanting to turn from our sinful ways (change our heart and mind) and call on Jesus Christ and claim Him as our own personal saviour.
Do you want to be saved? It is simply a matter of believing when you ask (Bible Reference 8). You might like to use this example
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour.
This is just a glimpse into salvation. Salvation - is deliverance, protection, healing, rescue, escape, cure, preservation. The source is Jesus – and with Jesus there is so much more to experience. However, it is Jesus’ personal invitation to anyone who opens their heart to Him and invites Him into their life who is assured of personally experiencing His presence and power in everyday situations and eternal freedom.
Bible Reference 1 is taken from “The Message” paraphrase Bible; Bible References 2-8 are from “New Living Translation of the Bible.
If you have further questions, if you would like to talk to a Pastor and or connect in with others who are just like you, wanting to know more about Jesus, then you are very welcome to get in touch. You can do this in a number of ways:
Phone: Call the Church Office on 8277 7388
Visit: Worship Services are open to all, everyone is invited! 10am and 6pm Sundays
Our Church Office is open Mondays to Thursdays 9am to 1pm
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