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How to Know Jesus TODAY!

Have you ever wondered what the whole point of Jesus' coming was? I mean, why would the King of the Universe, the Creator of everything that exists, go out of His way to make such an incredible statement of love for you and me? Well, if that's what you're asking too, then you've come to the right place. Here's the real story!!!
 
1) God created you with PURPOSE:
He loves you, and wants you to live in peace with Him and to receive eternal life.
 
The Bible says that...
 
"...we have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:1)
 
"God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life." (John 3:16)
 
"...But God gives you the gift of eternal life because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done." (Romans 6:23b)
 
BUT, since God planned for us to be at peace with Him and to have eternal life, why are many people not enjoying this experience?
 
 
2) Man had a major PROBLEM:
God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead He gave us a will and freedom of choice. But, like Adam, we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways (read Genesis 2-3). This side of our nature is called sin, and it separates us from God.
 
The Bible says that... 

"Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God's glory... When you sin, the pay you get is death." (Romans 3:23; 6:23)

"So the Lord God drove the man out of the Garden of Eden to work the ground he had been made out of." (Genesis 3:23)

"But your sins have separated you from your God. They have caused him to turn his face away from you. So he won't listen to you."(Isaiah 59:2)

Even as our sins separate us from God...
 
 
3) God provided a SOLUTION:
His name? Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only answer to this problem of separation from God. By dying on the cross and rising from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin, He completely bridged the gap between us and God.
 
The Bible says...

"But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

"You can't be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given us no other name under heaven that will save us." (Acts 4:12)

"There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5)

"What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be found guilty. He has crossed over from death to life." (John 5:24)

So God provided the only way we can know Him, and that through Jesus Christ, BUT, we must make the choice to...
 
 
4) Follow JESUS:
You have to believe that Jesus' sacrifice was necessary because of the seriousness of your sins, and you have to accept that His sacrifice was sufficient to make you right with God; that you are unable to earn God's acceptance and forgiveness on your own.
 
The Bible says...
 
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13)

"Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can do that. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God's love because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done." (Romans 8:39)

"We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(Romans 5:1)

"Those who belong to the Son have life. Those who do not belong to the Son of God do not have life... I'm writing these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. I'm doing it so you will know that you have eternal life."
(1 John 5:12-13)

ACCEPT Jesus and ask for His forgiveness
 
BELIEVE in Jesus (put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation
 
CONFESS Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior
 
Here's what to pray...
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
 
If you would like Pastor John to pray with you concerning your decision to follow Jesus Christ, please call: 713.777.1651, and ask for Pastor John. You can also email him by clicking HERE.
 
 


 
 




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