Want To  Know Jesus?

Here's How

Courtesy of the Church of the Nazarene

1. Recognize that God loves you SO MUCH . He pursues you and He offers salvation.

His love includes YOU. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

He has new life for you.  "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the
fullest measure" (John 10:10).

2. Understand that sin separates us from not only God, but other people and relationships.

"Sin" is walking our own way in rebellion against God's will.
When we walk away from God, we walk away from true life.

Everyone has sinned. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

 

Sin also brings death. "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

We also must understand no matter how hard we try, our own efforts cannot save us.

We cannot save ourselves.

As sinners we unsuccessfully try to find life's true meaning in the wrong ways and places.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

3. Recognize that Jesus Christ died and rose again for our own sins.

Jesus Christ died in our place and took our own punishment. 

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

 

Jesus is the absolute only way to new life.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
(2 Corinthians 5:17).

When we receive Him, He gives inner peace that is not found any other way.

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

 

Jesus freely gives us freedom.

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:36).

 

 

Jesus Christ gives us eternal life.

"But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

4. We must Repent (turn away) and ask God for forgiveness.

Admit you need help and confess your sins to God. Be open, be honest. (It's okay, He loves you).

"He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy" (Proverbs 28:13).

What does the word Repentance mean?

  • To acknowledge that you have sin in your life

  • To be sorry for that sin

  • To confess your sin

  • To be willing to completely let go and turn away from your sin

  • To have your life changed by Jesus Christ

When you repent, forgiveness is promised by the Lord. 

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

5. Trust Him. Receive Him into your life. Christ is ready for you, are you ready for Him?

Christ is ready for you.

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in" (Revelation 3:20).

You can receive him right now now.

"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12).

You can receive Jesus into your life right now. You can pray this prayer and He will be faithful to accept you. 

Lord Jesus, I want to have life. I know that I have sinned. I know I need Your forgiveness and I need t o be pardoned. I believe that You died and rose again for my sins. I now accept You as my personal Savior. I will turn away my sinful life. I know that Your grace and power will enable me to live for You. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me and for giving me a new life.

I love you Jesus. Amen.

Welcome to the Family. 

"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12).

For help in living a meaningful life in Christ:

Be assured of Christ's forgiveness.

Read your Bible and pray daily.

Find a concerned pastor and other Christians.

Become a vital part of that church.

Share your faith with others.

A caring church family is waiting to accept you and help nurture you as a Christian. You can locate a local church by clicking here to see a list of churches in Knox County, Ohio.

All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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