How Can I Know God?

There's only one way, and the way is clear.

 

THE PURE AND SIMPLE GOSPEL

Gospel is a Greek word that means “good news,” and the heart of the Good News is this: The God of the universe loves you and has provided the way for you to be saved from the just penalty of your sins. He has provided the way for you to know Him and live with Him forever—and that way is Jesus, the sinless Son of God.

Here is the pure and simple Gospel in a nutshell:

  1. God created us for relationship with Him. (Genesis 1:26-31; Exodus 33:11; Matthew 6:9; John 15:15; 1 John 3:1)
  2. Sin separated us from God. (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23; James 4:17)
  3. The penalty for our sins is eternal punishment. (Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27)
  4. Jesus paid our penalty on the cross. (Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  5. Jesus rose from the dead so that we could have eternal life and a restored relationship with Him. (John 11:25-26; John 3:16; 1 Peter 3:18; Luke 15:20-24; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 4:5-7)
  6. Salvation is a free gift that can only be accepted by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:21)

When you come to faith in Jesus Christ, what you receive as a child of God is far greater than any trial you will ever face and any earthly gift you could ever receive:

  • The promise of an eternity spent with God
  • An intimate relationship with our heavenly Father
  • God’s very Spirit working in and through us
  • Supernatural power to overcome sin and love others
  • A new calling and purpose: to love God and others

You were made to know God deeply and serve Him with your whole heart. Nothing else will satisfy your soul; you will be restless until you say yes to His call. Do not harden your heart to this glorious invitation! Come home to the loving arms of your Savior today.

ACCEPTING GOD'S FREE GIFT

What does it look like to give your life to Christ?

The Bible tells us, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). It sounds simple, and yet it is the most profound decision anyone can make. Its implications will touch every aspect of your life from here to eternity.

So what are you waiting for?

To receive Christ today, simply pray to God in your own words. If you’re not sure where to start, this is a great place to begin:

Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner in need of Your grace. Forgive me for my sins and pride. I believe You have secured salvation for me through Your death on the cross and Your resurrection from the dead. I receive Your gift today. Enter my heart and make me new. Give me true life and hope that will never fade, and help me follow You all the days of my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer, hallelujah! Welcome to the family of God! We rejoice in your declaration of faith in Jesus Christ. We would also love to hear your testimony, pray for you, and give you some free resources to help you in your walk with Christ.

If you are still hesitant to make a decision for Christ, we’d love to answer any questions you may have and provide some helpful resources for you.

Where do you stand?

Next Steps

Find A Church

find a Church

Connect with a Bible-believing church where you can hear the faithful proclamation of God’s Word and build relationships with other believers.
Baptism

consider getting baptized

Baptism is a public declaration of your faith in Jesus Christ. Ask your pastor about participating in an upcoming baptism service to celebrate your new life in Christ.
Grow in Faith

keep growing

Spend time each day praying and studying the Bible. Find an accountability partner or study group to pray and grow with. Keep seeking God and following Him where He leads!

Additional Resources

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The Awesomeness of God's Grace

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Identity Transformation

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