Know Jesus?

GOD LOVES YOU:

He 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 whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"...I am come that they might have life, and that they might 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, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose 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 come short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"
Romans 6:23

Our Choice results in separation from God

Our Attempts:
Good Works
Religion
Philosophy
Morality


Through the ages, individuals have tried in many ways to bridge this gap...without success..

The Bible Says…

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

There is only one remedy for this problem of separation.

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…

"For their is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ;"
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..."
1 Peter 3:18a

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8


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

Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him by personal invitation.

The Bible Says…

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20

"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:12

"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

Where do you stand with God?

Is there any good reason why you cannot receive Jesus Christ right now?

How To Receive Christ?

Admit your need (I am a sinner).Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)

An Example Prayer…

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.

God’s Assurance: His Word

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?

"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

The Bible Says…

"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
1 John 5:12-13


Receiving Christ, we are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer...this is called regeneration or the "new birth."