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Upcoming Events
DEC

18

TUE
Bandage Rollers
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Meet to turn bed sheets into bandages for the Nazarene hospital in New Guinea.
DEC

20

THU
Bible Search
Our Beliefs

Who are the Nazarenes

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 151 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.

The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Use these web links to the International Church of the Nazarene, to learn more about the:
history,
mission,
beliefs,
Articles of Faith, and
core values of the Church of the Nazarene.

You can also locate a church near you. With over 14,000 congregations, our vision and mission embraces the entire world. Each local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene is a faith community ready to greet you in Jesus' name. There you will discover opportunities not only to encounter Jesus as your Savior and Lord but also to grow as a follower of Christ. Local churches offer worship, opportunities for serving others, fellowship, and training. We invite you to experience the unique fellowship of your nearby Church of the Nazarene.



SALVATION PLAN

Step 1:  Recognize that God loves you and has a plan for your life.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life" - John 3:16

Step 2:  Recognize that sin separates you from God and others.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death..." - Romans 6:23 

Step 3:  Recognize that Jesus Christ died and rose again for our sins.

"But God demonstrates His love to us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,
the new has come!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 5:1

"But the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23

Step 4:  You must repent and ask God for forgiveness.

"He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses
and renounces them finds mercy." - Proverbs 28:13

 

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - I John 1:9

 

Step 5:  Place your trust in Christ and accept him as your Savior.

 

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves-it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

 

 

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice
and opens the door, I will come in." - Revelation 3:20

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name,
He gave the right to become children of God." - John 1:12

 

What to pray

Lord Jesus, I want to have life. I know that I have sinned. I need your forgiveness and pardon. I believe that You died and rose again for my sins. I now accept You as my personal Savior. I forsake my sinful life. I know that Your grace and power does enable me to live for You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me, and for giving me a new life.

 

Be assured of Christ's forgiveness.  Your sins are not only forgiven, but He forgets them. If you still feel guilty, God can and does deliver you from that guilt as you pray and grow in Him.

Read your Bible and pray daily.  Begin with the book of John. You'll find answers there quickly.

Find a concerned pastor and other Christians. Call Pastor Tracy at 330-296-8872.  She can answer any questions you may have about your salvation by faith and welcome you as a part of this loving congregation, where you can grow in your experience.

Become a vital part of the Ravenna First Church of the Nazarene.

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