Our Vision

 

The Good News!!

Our greatest desire is for people to come to know God personally. The simple truth is that there is a God who created you and loves you very much. (Genesis 1:1) He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love.

We, however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. (Romans 3:23) We may not be more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we know, it does not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God. (I John 1:8)

God is perfect, completely good, always right and fair. He cannot tolerate sin. He cannot simply overlook the fact that we have chosen to disobey Him. The bible says "the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23) This means that the fair payment for our rebellion against God is death. It is the punishment that we deserve.

Jesus, the one and only Son of God, came to earth and lived a perfect sinless life. He was crucified even though He was completely innocent. He received the punishment that we deserved. He was the perfect sacrifice, He was put into our place and took on Himself the sentence of death that should have been ours. (Romans 5:8)

Jesus did not, however, remain dead. After three days, He rose from the grave and later ascended into heaven. He will return for all those who are trusting in Him as their Savior.

Jesus died for you. You can be saved by accepting Him as your Savior and Lord, and by realizing that you have already been forgiven by His atoning work on the cross of Calvary. If you are willing to repent of your sin, He is waiting to receive you. It doesn't matter what you have done in the past, if you cry out to Jesus, He will not reject you. The word "repent" literally means "to turn away from." You need to look at your life, admit that you are a sinner, genuinely desire to turn your back on that sin, and ask Him to cleanse and sanctify you. If you do this, He promises to accept you.

True Christianity is not about attending a particular church, or how your parents raised you, or what country you were born in. Being a Christian means that you have a personal relationship with Jesus, Who is called Christ. It means that He is your Savior. It's not good enough that your priest, pastor, mother, or aunt knows Jesus; you must know Him for yourself. They cannot believe in Him for you, you must believe for yourself.

Jesus is everywhere all the time. He can hear you now if you call Him for salvation. Please turn your life over to Him NOW.

Time goes by so quickly, don't miss this opportunity. If you want to pray and ask Jesus to be your Savior, you can pray a prayer something like this: Lord Jesus, I have sinned against you. I know the truth is that I have sinned by my own choice, and I am the one responsible for it. I know that I have earned punishment from You, and that the fair punishment would be death. Jesus, I believe that You died in my place. I repent now for my sin. I cannot cover or take my sin away, I am relying totally and only on You. You are the only One who can save me. I reject my sin, I turn away from it, and I repent. Come into my life, take away my sin, and show me how to live my life in a way that is right and pleasing to You. In Jesus name, AMEN! (I agree)

If you have prayed this and meant it in your heart, YOU ARE SAVED! You are now completely forgiven, a new creation, innocent in the eyes of God. Welcome to the family of God!

It is important for you to start to grow in your relationship; you need to spend time with someone if you want to know them well. The way to know God is through the Bible. It's important to find a church you can attend where the Word of God is taught, and believed and lived!  

If you need help finding a church, call or email us and we will be happy to direct you to a church that is exactly what you need and are looking for. This will allow you to talk with a pastor who will help explain questions you might have, and it will give you a chance to spend time with other Christians who can encourage you.

While that last statement may seem strange to you, understand that we are not attempting to fill LOTW, but rather to fill the Kingdom of God! We are aware that not all churches are alike, in that each has a directive from God for their ministry. We desire to assist people in finding a church family where they are comfortable and will learn, grow, and work, to the glory of God.

God Bless you in this new journey!!!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us: info@lotwdc.org