From our Family to yours, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting the Colly Chapel Church website.
My story begins as I left my hometown of Mansfield, Ohio to start my ministry in Colly, NC at a tender age of 26 years old. I met my beautiful wife of 40 years here as well. My wife and I have three beautiful children, James Oscar, Tarrah Lynn and Erin Leigh. God has also blessed us with Hailey Bennett who has been in our lives from birth, our daughter-in-law, Brooke and of course, the blessing of our handsome grandson, Tristan Woodruff.
I was called to preach the word of God and have continued that journey as God’s vessel to lead souls to him in hopes he/she will be saved in exchange for eternal life with Jesus Christ and to escape the damnation of hell. I have made it part of my ministry to have an altar call for the sinner at the end of each service so that every opportunity is given to that lost soul to present his or her life to Christ. So, what must one do to receive Christ as your Savior?
- First, you must admit that you are a sinner and in need of salvation.
- Second, you must repent and be willing to turn from your sin.
- Third, you must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
- Fourth, you must receive through prayer, Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
If God is knocking on the door of your heart, then answer the door and let Him come in. You can receive Christ through prayer. Here is a simple prayer of salvation:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I need you. I believe that you died on the cross for me. Forgive me of my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life to you. I receive you as my Savior, come into my life and save me. Thank you for what you did for me. Amen.”
It is not just reciting a prayer that saves a person but believing in one’s heart on the Lord Jesus Christ and confessing your sins. For by faith (trusting) in Jesus for one’s salvation is essential.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Let us all be able to say:“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
May God Bless You!
Pastor James “Jim” Oscar Woodruff