Following God’s call… together

Perhaps the most well-known verse in the Bible is John 3:16. This verse relays part of a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, a teacher in Israel. Jesus told Nicodemus that a new birth and faith in Him were required for entrance into heaven. Jesus told him the plan of salvation: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

This one sentence contains all the information you need to understand salvation. Christianity is based on the Bible as a whole, but this one sentence from Jesus is considered a summary of all that is contained in the Bible. The Old Testament prophesies about it, and all of the New Testament is built on it. Through His death on a cross, Jesus offers the forgiveness of our sins, making a bridge for us to a Holy God.

When we choose to believe the words of John 3:16, ask forgiveness for our sins, and accept the free gift of salvation, Jesus says that we will receive eternal life in heaven. In this life on earth, Jesus wants to have a relationship with us. He wants to help us live a righteous, blessed life. That does not mean we will be perfect or that we will have everything we want. It does mean that He will be with us every day and in every situation until we meet Him in heaven.

At FAC, salvation is the foundation for everything we believe, every decision we make, and every ministry we have.

What you believe about salvation is the most important decision you will ever make. Ask any of our leaders to pray or talk with you about salvation.

For those who are searching for more information about Christianity, check out the following resources recommended by Senior Pastor Marty Berglund.

  • The Four Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
  • The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel
  • Cold Case Christianity – J. Warner Wallace
  • Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis
  • The Question of God – Armand Nicholi Jr.
  • On Guard – William Lane Craig
  • The Rage against God – Peter Hitchens
  • Intellectuals – Paul Johnson
  • Reaching for the Invisible God – Phillip Yancey
  • The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard
  • “I Am Second” – []