Finding a Relationship with God
important relationship a person can have is with God.
You can have a relationship with God by following these four truths:
God created us in His own image. He made us that we might honor Him and enjoy Him forever. We are important to God.
God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal
Christ said, "I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full."
We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This leads to separation from God.
sins have cut you off from God."
have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...For the
wages of sin is death (spiritual separation from God)."
Romans 3:23, 6:23
Individuals have tried many ways to solve this problem of separation, including trusting in religion, rituals, good works, and morality. But our efforts to find God and bridge this separation are without success.
is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it
leads to death."
Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation. He died to pay the penalty for our sins. He bridges the gap between God and people.
is on one side and all the people on the other side, and
Christ Jesus...is between them to bring them together, by
giving His life for all mankind."
I Timothy 2:5-6
died for sins once for all to bring you to God."
I Peter 3:18
said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one
comes to the Father, but through Me."
We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him by personal invitation.
says, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If
anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will go in
and eat with him and he with Me."
If we continue to trust in our own efforts to find God's acceptance, we will remain separated from Him forever. By trusting Christ, we receive forgiveness of our sin. We are related to God forever.
all who received Him (Jesus Christ), to those who believe
in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."
when the time came for the kindness and love of God our
Savior to appear, then He saved us - not because we were
good enough to be saved, but because of His kindness and
pity - by washing away our sins and giving us the new joy
of the indwelling Holy Spirit (God's Spirit) whom He
poured out upon us...and now we can share in the wealth
of the eternal life He gives us."
Is there any good reason why you cannot receive Jesus Christ right now?
How to receive Christ:
A prayer you may say to God to receive Christ into your life:
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.
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