The Gospel In Me: April 9, 2017
Before every baptism we have the privilege to hear stories of how God has saved people in our church and community through the gospel. In order to encourage one another, we will be posting these “gospel stories” after each baptism!
Jonathan Burkett (10 years old)
God has placed many Godly people in my life that have told me about Jesus and my need for a Savior. One of these special people is Bosco, my guitar teacher. Bosco has been much more than just a guitar teacher. He knows me for who I am. He prays for me and loves me like his own. He has shared his testimony with me and talks with me about God. During a recent guitar lesson, we talked about the following words in the song “Not in Me”: “Oh God, be merciful to me I am a sinner through and through. My only hope of righteousness is not in me but only in you”. We talked about how God sent his only Son to die on the cross so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God did not have to do this for me. But he had an eternal plan to save his people so they could worship him forever. I felt the burden of my sin knowing that God hates all my sin, even the ones I have delighted in. My sin was taken away and paid for by Jesus on the cross. I prayed and asked God to forgive me of my sin. I believe that God has saved me from His judgement on my sin and I want to do what is right and pleasing to him. I am glad I can now come to God and ask for forgiveness when I sin and God will see me as righteous through Jesus. I now look forward to reading my Bible, praying, serving the church, and serving the community in obedience to Christ.