You were created to know God in a personal way - to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ. How do you start a relationship with God?
1. Realize and admit that you are a sinner. No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, "No one is good - not even one." We cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you. The Bible tells us that "God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners." This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
3. Repent of your sin. The Bible tells us, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life. Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)" It is through faith that you embrace Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. He promises to save all who turn to Him. "For the Scripture says, 'Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'" (Romans 10:11) "For 'whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.'" (Romans 10:13)
When you trust on Christ, He offers you new life through His Spirit who comes and lives inside you. He will lead you, teach you, empower you, and conform you to be more like Jesus. -- If there is any way that we can encourage you in knowing Christ, please feel free to get in touch with us. If you live near Altoona, PA, we invite you to come fellowship with us. We would love to meet you!
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