How to know God.
God is real
“God has made it plain” that He is real. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:19-20)
Sin has consequences
Here's our problem. We have messed up, and that has caused a divide between us and God. No one is innocent. (Romans 3:23)
The consequences of sin is death, both physical and eternal. (Romans 6:23)
God made a way
Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins. (Romans 5:8)
Confess and believe
Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:9)
The results of salvation
Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf...
- We will never be condemned for our sins. (Romans 5:1)
- We can have peace with God. (Romans 8:1)
- We have a promise. (Romans 8:38-39)
- We receive the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
- We will see evidence of this salvation. (Galatians 5:22-23)
A Prayer for Salvation
Would you like to begin a relationship with God? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation!
"God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness - the gift of eternal life! Amen!"
If you prayed that prayer and meant it, you are a Christian. You might not feel any different, but the gospel is about facts not feelings, and if you have put your faith in Christ than you have been forgiven and He has come in to your life.
Here are FOUR things to help you grow in this relationship and make it REAL.
R - Read
Be sure to read your Bible everyday. Start in the book of John.
E - Encounter
You can encounter God everyday through prayer.
A - Attend
Attend and get plugged-in to a local bible-teaching church.
L - Let Others Know
Go and let others know what it is God has done in your life.
Share your story.
Take a first step towards growing your relationship with God by telling us what God has done in your life.
If God has impacted your life in a powerful way, we would love to hear about it! Stories like yours are fuel to our fire, and become encouragement to our church.