Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grenada, Mississippi
Saturday, July 20, 2024
To Know Christ and To Make Him Known






Is Christianity the One True Religion?


Yes, the Bible teaches that Christianity is the one true religion.  Jesus said that He alone was the way the the Father (John 14:6). 
Christians believe he was the Son of God (John 8:58; Exodus 3:14), who forgave sins (Mark 2:5; Luke 5:20; 7:48), and who rose from the dead (Luke 24:24-29; John 2:19).
Buddha didn't rise from the dead, nor did Confucius.  Muhammad didn't fulfill detailed prophecy.  There is far less reliable information written about them, yet they are believed in.




Well, if Christianity is the one true religion, then how can I become a Christian?  How can I really have peace and fulfillment in my life?


That is a great question.  In fact, it is the greatest question you may ever ask:  How can I be saved or become a Christian?
It is much more than joining a church.  In essence, it is having a personal relationship with God.  It is also knowing that if I die, then I will go to heaven.  That is wonderful assurance and it can all be yours my letting Jesus Christ be your Lord and Saviour.
Let me share some very helpful scripture verses which should answer this all-important question.  How can I become a Christian?
Number 1:  It starts with admitting that we are sinners and need a Savior (Romans 3:23).  The Bible says that "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  This means we all are sinners.
Number 2:  We must recognize that God loves us and has paid the ultimate price to buy our salvation.  In fact, it cost His Son, Jesus, His life.  Jesus died on the Cross for our sins so that we may be saved.  John 3:16 says:  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him will not perish, but will have everlasting life."
Number 3:  We must confess or commit our lives to Jesus Christ.  It is more than just believing that Jesus died for us, but rather it is believing that he will save us and forgive us if we will receive Him into our hearts and commit our lives to Him.  Romans 10:9 says:  "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Finally, the Bible promises in Romans 10:13:  "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  That is a wonderful promise.


Is this something that you have been searching for?

If you would like to become a Christian, why don't you find a quiet place and pray this simple pray?  The prayer itself doesn't save, but trusting in Jesus Christ does?


Lord Jesus,
                I know that I am sinner and need to be saved.  I know that you are my only hope for salvation and more than anything else I want to have you in my heart and life.  And right now, I open my heart & life to you and ask that you come in and save me from sins and become my Lord and Savior.  Thank you Jesus for doing what you promised you would do.  I love you.



Now, if you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart, please tell someone.  In fact, e-mail us (Eugene@emmanuelbapt.org) so we can rejoice with you.  Also, we would like to help you get connected with a Church and begin your wonderful journey to growing as a Christian.



Is there a place for me in the Student Ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church?


Yes, there is a place!  We offer a variety of opportunities to be involved on Sundays, Wednesdays,  and other special times throughout the year.  Our goal, hope, and prayer is that you will discover and find your special place of service, ministry, and involvement.
It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but the more that you come and are involved, then you will soon develop relationships within the group and come to see them both at church and at school.
We want to help you in any way in your transition.  So, please call on us so that we can best serve you and get to know you.




Will I learn to grow as a Christian?


Yes, there will be numerous opportunities to study God's Word and be in discipling venues.  Not only through our regular Sunday schedule, WildSIde, and JOY Explosion, special trips, retreats, and emphasis throughout the year allow other growing opportunities.
You will be challenged to develop the H.A.B.I.T.S. of the Christian life.  Please ask for this information and we will be more than happy to provide it to you free of charge.  Let us know how we can assist you.
Also, scattered throughout the year, you will be able to experience hands-on ministry and mission's opportunities.  Our prayer is that through consistent Bible Study and Discipleship, not only will you grow and mature as a Christian, but that will translate into service and ministry for Him by loving, serving, and meeting the needs of others.



I am really struggling with some serious issues and just need to talk with someone, is there help for me and what can I do?


YES, there is a help for you.  We don't believe that there is any problem so big that God cannot solve and we want to help you in any way.
There are numerous resources that can be made available to you for your particular concern.  PLEASE let us know and contact us (Eugene@emmanuelbapt.org) so that we can get you the help and answers that you need and deserve.


Another great resources for answers and help in personal difficulties for you or for a friend is found through the 24-Hour Counselor.  Let us know how we can be of help to you and your friend. 



Parent's Question:

How can you help me get my son/daughter connected when there's so many students?


If you need help getting your son or daughter connected to our student ministry . . . PLEASE allow us to help.  We promise that we will try to do three things:
(1)  We'll have one of our leaders call and/or write your student to personally invite him/her to one of our events.
(2)  We'll have one of our student leaders do the same if at all possible.
(3)  We'll share whatever information we can that might help you help your student get involved.  For example; your son might say, "I don't know anyone who goes there."  That's a fair concern, but chances are high that from the number of students involved in our youth ministry , they will know someone.  We'll give you names, offer options, and if at all possible be waiting for them to arrive at a program so they'll have someone to sit with.
Please allow us to help and call on us (662-226-5316) or at Eugene@emmanuelbapt.org.