Satilla Retreat is a place for people to get away from the distractions of life and have time to grow in their walk with Jesus. We also hope that relationships are strengthened, adventures are experienced, and memories are made. We pray for each person that comes to Satilla. We want God to be glorified and honored in every aspect on these grounds.
We understand that everyone that comes here may not know or understand the GOSPEL or that Jesus desires a personal relationship with every human on earth and that His free gift of grace is offered to everyone.
In the beginning…
God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death, and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God’s righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Genesis 1:27-28
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:1–6
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Romans 3:10–19
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness Romans 1:18
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:32
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he or she is born again. A new nature and a new life are implanted by the Holy Spirit when you believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the grave. This is absolutely essential to salvation.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7
Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who was made to be sin and a curse for us, dying as a substitute for us. Nothing can add to the value of His precious blood, or to the merit of that finished work, given to us by Him Who united in His person true and proper divinity with perfect and sinless humanity.
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:28
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Ephesians 1:7-10
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
The moment we trust in Him as our Savior by faith alone, we pass out of death into everlasting life. We are made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever.
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Galatians 3:14
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:20-21
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
Jesus died for you. He took your sin on Himself. You can be saved by believing you are in need of a Savior and that Jesus is the only way of salvation.
No one can make this decision for you. This is a personal decision to have a personal relationship with a personal Savior. The God that created the world and created you knows you better than anyone. He is everywhere and He can hear you if you call out to Him to receive His free gift of grace and to live with Him for all eternity.
Lord, I come to You, believing that you sent your Son to die for the sins of the world, my sins. Thank you for allowing me to have a new life in you. I trust in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
If you have decided to place your trust in Jesus Christ as your savior, you are now born again. PRAISE THE LORD!
Welcome to the family of believers!
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We would love to know if you have come to know the Lord. If you are a new believer and do not have access to a Bible, we would be happy to send you one. Contact us anytime. The Bible is so powerful and will help fill your heart and mind with God’s truth.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Find people that are like-minded that can build you up and help with your growth in Christ. Find a church that teaches straight from the Bible.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 1 Corinthians 12:12-20
Honestly, talking to God is so helpful and it is just like other relationships you have with family or friends. Be honest, be real, share your heart, thank Him, ask for direction, listen for clarity. In the Bible, Jesus was often found alone spending time talking with His Father.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35