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Knowing God

Did you ever wonder if there is a God? And if there is, how you might come to know Him? You are not the only one who has questions about God. Almost everyone does. That is why the Bible has answers.

God wants to have a personal relationship with you starting today. Don’t wait until it’s too late! There are only a few simple steps to take. It is not a formula or a ritual but simply a matter of what is truly in your heart.

You Can Know God Personally!
First of all, you can be sure that God loves you so much and He created you to know Him personally and experience His love. The Bible says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

boatHowever, we do not enjoyGod’s love and His plan for our lives because we have chosen to disobey Him and go our own willful way. The result is that we are separated from God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Salvation is a free gift offered by Jesus Christ, not a result of your own efforts. God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. “The Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14) Because Jesus never sinned, He is the only one who could take the punishment for our sins. The Bible says ” But God demonstrates His own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Receiving God’s Free Gift present
Receiving the free gift that God is offering is easy. If you believe that Jesus died for you, tell Him that you are sorry for your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)

Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20). God’s free gift of eternal life is available to everyone who asks by a simple prayer of faith. The Bible says, “By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).

Receiving Christ is a matter of changing your mind. Instead of trusting yourself, you are now ready to trust Jesus Christ to come into your life, forgive your sins and become your Lord and Savior. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You must receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.

Jesus will save you, but you must come to Him on His terms:

  1. ADMIT that you have sinned.
  2. TURN away from your sin to Jesus.
  3. BELIEVE that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead.
  4. ACCEPT Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

Accept Him by calling upon His Name. The Bible says, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

If you want to receive Jesus now, just tell Him in a sincere prayer that by faith you need and accept His free gift of salvation.

Call on the Name of the Lord by praying a simple prayer such as this:

Dear Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust You as Savior and follow you as Lord. Thank you for loving me and for giving me eternal life.

If you sincerely prayed that prayer, the Bible says that you are now a Child of God! “That as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become Children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:13) You can rest assured that you are going to Heaven when you die and you now have the power to overcome the sin in your life.

sandA Fresh Start
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:1). When you pray to receive Christ, then you are “born again” with new spirit (John
3:1-8)
. You have a new relationship with God!

It is important for you to seek out a place where Christians gather to fellowship and worship. Make this a priority; find a good Bible-teaching church in your area. You are welcome to worship with us if you are in the Fitchburg area, or you can locate a Calvary Chapel near you!

Please email us or call us at (978) 665-9111 to let us know about the life-changing decision you have made. We would like to send you a New-Believers Gift Packet (and/or Bible) FREE of charge or obligation!

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