How to Know Jesus
1. Recognize our deep need for God, and that He is pursuing you with His love.
We were created to live in relationship with God. He longs to be a part of our life.
He sent his son, Jesus Christ into the world to answer the deep need we have to
live with Him.
2. Understand that sin separates you from God’s love.
God is a holy God and cannot stand the presence of sin. Sin is our willful
decisions to live a life contrary to God’s will and plan for our lives. When we
chose to live life according to our plan, we walk away from that life-giving
relationship with Him.
Everyone ever born has sinned and is in need of the gift of His salvation. Our sin
will ultimately lead to our death and eternal punishment.
We cannot work our way back to God or earn his love.
3. God offers us salvation through the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ died in our place. He took our sins upon himself and died that we
might be free from sin and death.
Jesus offers us a new way of life that is characterized by inner peace, by
freedom, by eternal life, and by a personal relationship with God.
4. If we repent, and ask God for His forgiveness, He will willingly and freely offer us His salvation.
While salvation is free, we must acknowledge our need of God’s saving grace.
We must be sorry that our sin has separated us from God. We must confess our
sins to him in prayer. We must repent – literally to “change our mind” about our
sin and be willing to turn our back on our life of sin.
We must be willing to have our lives changed by Christ.
He promises that He will forgive us of our sins and give us new life!
5. We must place our trust in God and receive this free gift of His salvation.
This gift is just that, a gift. We must believe that what God has said He will do, He
will, in fact, do for us.
You can have the joy that comes through salvation and a relationship with God
Will you pray this prayer?
Lord Jesus, I want the gift of your salvation. I know that I have
sinned against you. I need your forgiveness. I believe that you died
and rose again for my sins. I now accept your forgiveness and ask
you to become my personal Savior. I will turn away from my life of
sin. I know that you will enable me to live for you.
Thank you, Jesus, for saving me and for giving me a brand new life.
6. We must begin to grow in our walk with God.
We grow in our walk with him by:
Praying daily and in all the circumstances of our life
Reading the bible regularly to allow God to speak to us
Regularly attending worship services and bible studies to grow in our walk
and be encouraged by other believers
Find a church home that will encourage you in your walk and challenge
you to grow deeper each day.