Jason Sampler


I grew up attending church all my life. I knew about God and Jesus, even memorizing Bible verses and singing all the songs. However, I knew that I wasn’t submitting to Jesus as Lord and that rejecting Jesus meant I was rejecting God.

I was a 20 year old missionary (that’s right, a missionary) when I surrendered my life to Jesus. I was in church one Sunday and I knew that I had been trusting in my good behavior to save me. God taught me that only Jesus can make me right with God, not my own ‘good’ deeds. Without anyone’s help, I prayed and asked Jesus to forgive me and to be King of my life.

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“ I was in church one Sunday and I knew that I had been trusting in my good behavior to save me. God taught me that only Jesus can make me right with God…”

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I’ve not had the easiest road since I surrendered to Jesus. I’m almost 30 and all my friends are married but me. In addition, I lost 99% of my earthly possessions in the flooding of New Orleans. However, despite being alone and ‘stuff-less’, I know that Jesus loved me enough to be my substitute. When I should have been punished for my wrong doings, He took my punishment for me. I’m not alone and I have Christ for my ‘stuff’.

 

There’s more to life than breathing and feeling – Real life is only found in Jesus Christ. 
Learn more about God’s plan of salvation HERE

How can I be saved?

Check out my Church: Edgewater Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA