Pastor’s Blog

Weekly message straight from Pastor Dickie Spargo to you!

I don’t know where you are today. You may be far away from God. Maybe you haven’t been to church in years, or maybe you’ve just been distant for a month or two. Maybe you’ve had one of those weeks where you thought, “I really don’t feel God’s presence in my life.” And yet we all long to be close to God.

How do you get back to him?

Let me give you three things you need to do to get back to God.

God always gives us what we need, not what we deserve.

Psalm 103:10, 12 says, “He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . . He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west”.

Instead of giving us the punishment we deserve, Jesus Christ paid for all our sins and can forgive us from all our wrongs.

If you asked 50 random people, “How do you get to Heaven?” you’d get a lot of different answers. But most of them would be based on the idea that you have to earn your way to Heaven.

You’d hear things like, “Try to be good, and do your best” or “Do more good things than bad things in life.” Those ideas are all based on the idea that you can work your way into Heaven.

But Romans 3:24 says, “All need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ”.

The first and greatest barrier to change in any area of your life is pride. The fact is, nobody has it all together. I don’t have it all together. You don’t have it all together.

The Bible says there’s nothing perfect on Earth except God’s Word. Everything on this planet is broken because of sin.

Have you ever seen a miracle in your life?

Many Christians haven’t seen a miracle because they’ve never given God the opportunity to do one. They’ve played it safe their whole lives.

Want God to show you a miracle? Take a risk.

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb; that’s where the fruit is.