Jerry Roper


I had gone to church most of my life. I knew all of the Bible stories, knew that Jesus was God’s Son, and knew that he died on the cross for my sin. I knew all of the Christian code words. And while knowing all of that I still did not know the Christ that saves.

At 18 I left home, married, and joined the military. By 23 we had 2 girls, life was good. I figured I was as good as anybody else and didn’t think I needed to waste my time in a church. The Sunday my life changed was at a conference. The speaker talked about the difference in the apostles after their encounter with the resurrected Savior. That day I asked God to make it real for me. God showed me how much I needed him. Knowing about him was not enough.

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“I figured I was as good as anybody else and didn’t think I needed to waste my time in a church.”

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We started to attend a church and learn more about a relationship. I learned faith is a relationship with the one true God. Faith takes work like all relationships. It is not always easy, and often I stumble and fall. But Christ is a true friend one that has never left me no matter how much I mess up. I have learned that no matter what I do it can never be good enough, but Christ is, and he loves me so much that he gave his life in place of mine.

 

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: Antioch Baptist Church, Middlesex, NC

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