Would you like to know God personally?
You need to know that you were created for a purpose. You are not an accident. God has a plan for your life. Before you were born, God planned all of your days. He has plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future. God's plan is that you would know His only Son, Jesus Christ, whom He sent to die for you because He loves you. He sent His Son to die for us, because our sin seperates us from God. (PSALM 139:16; JEREMIAH 29:11; JOHN 3:16;6:38-40)
The wages of sin is death. No one is righteous within themselves. Our righteousness is as filthy rags to God. No one will be able to enter into heaven because they were a good person. Everyone has broken one of the commandments, for all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. The purpose of God's law is to show us that we are sinful beings. It is also a guide to lead us to Jesus Christ. You might say, "I am a good person, so I am going to Heaven." Jesus said, "There is no one good, but God." (ROMANS 3:10,23;6:23;3;19-20; GALATIANS 3:24)
Jesus died for the sins of the world by taking them upon Himself on the cross. We had the curse of sin and death on us, but He became the curse for us so that he could rescue all mankind. Then he rose from the dead on the third day, conquering the last enemy, death. Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Jesus is the only sacrifice for our sins.
Now you know what God did for you, but it not enough to simply know,. You must come to Him by faith. Jesus said, "Unless one is born again, they will by no means inherit the kingdom of Heaven."
(JOHN 3:16; COLOSSIANS 2:13-15;GALATIANS 3:10-13; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-7; HEBREWS 10;26-31; JOHN 3;1-6;14:6)
The Bible says to repent and believe the gospel. Salvation is a gift from God to you. Repentance is turning away from your lifestyle of sin,
acknowledging that you are a sinner in need of a savior. Believe what Jesus did for you on the cross. If you want to be born again and start a personal relationship with Jesus, pray this prayer, believing it in your heart.
"God, thank for dying on the cross for my sins. I repent of my ungodly lifestyle. Forgive me. Come, live in my heart. I invite you to be the Lord of my life."
If you prayed this prayer, congratulations, you are born again. You just made the most important decision of your life. I encourage you to visit us this Sunday, so we can help you grow in your new relationship with Christ.