How can I know God?

God's Purpose: Peace and Life

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 Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

  • "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

The Problem: Our Separation

God created us with a freedom of choice. With an ability to choose, we are responsibile for the consequences of our choices. 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 fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

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

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says...

  • "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death."Proverbs 14:12

  • "But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear." Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God...except one. 

God's Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says...

  • "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 2:5

  • "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God." 1 Peter 3:18

  • "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way to a relationship with Him.

Our Response: Repent & Believe

We find forgivenes by repentance and faith. This is an act of grace by God.  God draws us into a relationship with Him and we must accept His invitation. We must repent, which means we must turn away from our sin and selfishness and turn to Christ. It is a complete 180 degree turn in a new direction.

The Bible says...

  • "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."John 1:12

  • "Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."Romans 10:9

  • "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

What is God doing in you?

  • Are you convinced that Jesus is God’s Son and that He died on the cross in your place for your sin?

  • Do you believe He arose from the dead triumphant over sin & death, so that you can have eternal life?

  • Has God broken you over your sin through genuine repentance?

  • Have you placed your faith in the grace of God for salvation?

  • Are you ready to follow Jesus as King?

  • Through repentence and faith we submit ourselves to God and become His obedient children.

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