knowgodStep 1: God Loves you and wants you to experience peace and life

The Bible Says:  Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  John 3:16 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 10:10bI came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 

Why don’t most people have this peace and abundant life?

Step 2: The problem – our separation 

stepstopeace_1God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God 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 in  Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

 

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

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Proverbs 14:12  There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Isaiah 59:2  but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God.

 

 No bridge reaches God….except one. 

 

 

 Step 3: God’s Bridge – The Cross

stepstopeace_3Jesus 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 says1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.   1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,  Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God has provide the only way. Each person must make a choice.

 

Step 4: Our Response – Receive Christ

stepstopeace_4Jesus 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…  Revelation 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.  John 1:12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, Romans 10:9 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.

 

 

Here is how you can 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.)

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour. In Your Name. Amen.

God’s Assurance: His Word

If you prayed this prayer, the Bible says … Romans 10:13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 

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

 Ephesians 2:8–9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this isnot your own doing; it is the gift of God,not a result of works,so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand,that we should walk in them. 

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