How Can I Begin a Relationship with God?

It is God's desire for you to know Him and have a relationship with Him. To begin that relationship with Him, start by saying "God, I want to know You" and then keep reading.

If you met God today and he asked you why He should let you into heaven what would you say?

Many people answer...that they have been a pretty good person or that they are not sure or that they think they've done too many bad things to ever get into heaven.

If you are counting on your own goodness or think you've been disqualified because you've done too many bad things, or if you aren't sure how to get to heaven...keep reading.


Have you ever
told a lie, stolen anything, dishonored your parents, used the Lord's name in vain, committed adultery or lusted in your heart, coveted, killed someone or hated someone? Has God always been 1st place in your life?

God doesn't have a scale and look to see if your good deeds outweigh your bad.  God is a holy God.  There is no sin in heaven. 

So how can we as imperfect people that have sinned be allowed into heaven? 

We can't make it to heaven on our own goodness, but there is GOOD NEWS!!  God loves us so much that He made a way for us to have a relationship with Him and be with him forever in heaven one day. Keep reading.


                                                                 
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                                      Realize you have sinned
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1:8-9)

Do you realize that you have sinned? If so, now what?
              
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Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead.

Jesus paid the penalty for your sins because of His GREAT LOVE for you.

Imagine standing before a judge and being sentenced to the death penalty ....then someone you don't even know approaches the judge and says...
"Take me instead..I'll take his place"

Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins!!!!  Jesus loves you so much that he was willing to suffer an agonizing death on the cross to take your place so that you could be with him in heaven forever.   He has gone to prepare a place for you and he will return to this earth to bring those who are His to be with him forever.

This is the GOOD NEWS!!!!

"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. For he did not send his son into the world to condemn it but to save it." (John 3:16-17)

That if you confess 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)

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time (1 Cor 15:3-6)

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins (Matt 1:21)


             
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Receive God's Gift of Salvation

There is no way that you can earn salvation. It is a gift that you can receive.
If you pay for a gift it is no longer a gift.

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 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)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Romans 6:23)

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Confess with your lips that"Jesus is Lord "

"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10)


        You might be wondering... "Isn't there more than one way to heaven? 

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.(John 14:6) 

Jesus says that He is the way.  He says no one comes except through Him.


Good works cannot save you. God doesn't grade on a curve.

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)


Prayer of Invitation

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for making me and loving me even when I have ignored you and gone my own way. I realize now that I need You in my life.  I admit that I have sinned and need to be forgiven for my sins. I believe that You died on the cross and took the punishment that I deserve and that You were raised back to life. I now invite You to come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  I accept Your gift of salvation and I receive You as my Savior. I want to know You and follow You.  I realize that it won't always be easy, but please help me with difficult things.  I am willing to let You lead me and guide me. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  Help me learn how to live my life in ways that are pleasing to You.  I confess that You are Lord. You are God. Thank You Jesus that You are the way to the Father in heaven. Amen

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