Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem, Wisconsin

When did you first come to Christ?

PastorHard to tell when I “came to Christ.” I don’t remember. I don’t remember because my recollection of knowing Jesus, knowing what God has done for me in Jesus, goes back as far as I can go. Those were stories shared with me by parents and grandparents, taught and learned in Sunday School, proclaimed in worship, and read about in my children’s Bible.

Maybe a more significant moment came somewhere around age 8 or 9 when I realized the impact of my baptism – that in my baptism, at the age of 3 weeks, I did not come to Christ – Christ came to me! I remember as a child, an 8 or 9 year old, grasping that and realizing how that was God’s grace in action – Jesus coming to me, even though I was hardly in a position to come to him. That’s what grace is to me – God acts, and I receive.

 

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

359 N. Leonard
West Salem, WI 54669
Phone: 608.786.0030

ELCA

 

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son...

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 28:19

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 10:9

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.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; his good, pleasing and perfect will.

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness...