The most important relationship a person can have in their life is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Many people know about Jesus, but they don’t know Jesus. There’s a big difference between knowing about someone and knowing someone!
Recognize + Repent + Receive = Relationship
First, you must recognize that your sin is hindering you from having a relationship with God. The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) It also says, “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23)
According to these verses, we all have sinned against God and deserve to be judged and sentenced to death. You might say, “But I’m a good person!” God says in the Bible, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)
No matter how much good we do, because we have broken God’s laws, we all deserve death! The word death in Romans 6:23 does not only refer to our physical death, but also to our spiritual death, and eternal separation from God. Though our bodies may be temporary, our souls live on for eternity in one of two places.
The place for the forgiven people is called “Heaven”, and the place for the unforgiven people is called “Hell”.
God never intended for us to go to Hell and loves us so much that He provided a way for us to go to Heaven. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Therefore, He sent His son Jesus Christ into the world to make a way for you to be saved from the penalty of your sins. God says, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)
Jesus actually left heaven and came into this world. He was born of a virgin, became a man, lived a sinless life, and went to the cross, where he bled and died in your place! He did this to pay for your sins. After paying for your sins on the cross, 3 days later he rose from death by His own power and victorious over sin and death!
God has given you a way of escape, will you repent and receive His son?
You must repent. The word “Repent” literally means “To think differently; to change one’s mind.” Jesus warned, “Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
Peter said, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.” (Acts 3:19)
Repentance does not mean you have to stop sinning and start doing good works before God will accept you. We know this because the Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Repentance is a not a work we can do to earn salvation, rather it is a change of mind and direction.
You must receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. The Bible says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12)
When you choose to repent and receive Jesus as your Savior, you become a child of God!
This is how you go from knowing about Christ to knowing Christ. This is how your relationship with Him is formed.
Would you like to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior right now? If you are willing, with all sincerity, believing that it’s not in the words you say; but by faith that Jesus Christ died and rose again to save you from your sins, please pray...
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. Please forgive me for my sin.
I believe you died on the cross to pay for my sin,
and I’m putting all of my faith and trust in you alone to forgive my sin,
save my soul from Hell and take me to Heaven when I die. Amen.
If you sincerely received Jesus as your Savoir, the Bible says that you are saved from your sins and will live with God for eternity in Heaven! You now have no reason to fear death, because God has adopted you into his family!
You may say, “Is it really that simple?” read what the Bible says: “Therefore being justified (Declared Righteous) by our faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12)
It is also important that you come to church to worship God, study His Word, and connect with other Christians.
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7)
God bless you and hope to see you soon!!!