HOW TO KNOW CHRIST
Many have heard of Jesus but know little about Him.
Do you know him personally? Do you know that Jesus died & rose again, because He loves you?
The Bible tells the story of God’s love for people. In the beginning, God created us to reflect His image and to have a relationship with Him (Genesis 1:27).
We were created good, and then sin entered the world. We essentially chose to try life on our own without God, instead of living our lives for God as we were designed.
God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to pay the price for our sins and bring us into a relationship with Him. Through Him, we can know the promise of eternal life and experience the joy of knowing God here on earth!
A New Life
God’s Purpose is Life & Peace
God desires for you to have life and peace now and for all eternity.
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. - John 10:10
Recognize the Problem: Sin & Separation
We were created to know, love and glorify God. When we choose to go our own way, living life in willful disobedience to God, we are choosing to be separated from God both now and for all eternity.
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
We are saved by grace.
We Cannot Save Ourselves
Because God is Holy, He cannot allow sin to enter into Heaven. Most people attempt to save themselves by their own efforts, good works or church attendance.
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. - Proverbs 14:12
We Are Saved by Grace
The good news is… in spite of our sin, Christ died for us.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not of works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
Responding to God’s Gift by Faith
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9
Would you like to accept Jesus?
If you would like to accept Jesus as Lord of your life, you can pray the following prayer:
Lord, I confess that I have sinned against You and ask You to forgive me. I’m sorry that my sin has hurt You and other people in my life. I acknowledge that I could never earn salvation by my good works, but I come to You and trust in what Jesus did for me on the cross. I believe that You love me and that Jesus died and rose again so that I can be forgiven and come to know You. I ask You to come into my heart and be Lord of my life. I trust You with everything, and I thank You for loving me so much that I can know You here on earth and spend the rest of eternity with You in heaven.
What do I do now?
Just like a new baby needs to be cared for and nurtured in order to grow physically, a child of God needs to be nurtured in order to grow spiritually. Here’s how you can begin growing in Christ:
Tell a pastor or Christian friend who will help you grow and find your gifts of service.
This is your first act of obedience.
Join the Church
The church is where God’s family encourages and supports one another.
Pray & Read Your Bible Daily
God communicates His will for your life through His Word and prayer.