How to know God

You were created to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ. God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life – abundant and eternal. The Bible says...
"...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"...I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10b
Since God planned for us to have peace and the abundant life right now, why are most people NOT having this experience?

  • Our Problem: Separation

    God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and freedom of choice.
    But we've all blown it. We choose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.
    The Bible says...
    "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
    "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

  • God's Remedy: The Cross

    Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem. He died on the cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.
    The Bible says...
    "...God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, Himself man, is between them to bring them together..." 1 Timothy 2:5
    "For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." 1 Peter 3:18a
    "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

    God has provided the only way...
    We must make the choice...

  • God's Provision: Jesus Christ

    We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him by personal invitation.
    The Bible says...
    "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." John 1:12
    "...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
    Is there any good reason why you cannot receive Jesus Christ right now?

    How to receive Christ:
    1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).
    2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
    3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.
    4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)
    What to Pray:    Dear Lord Jesus,
    I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.
    In Jesus' name. Amen.