God loves you and created you to know him personally.
God loves you
John 3:16 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.
God wants you to know Him
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
We are separated from God by our sin, so we cannot know Him or experience His love.
We are all sinful
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
What is sin?
Sin is wanting to go our own way instead of God’s way. We show this attitude by openly disobeying God or by simply ignoring Him.
Sin separates us from God
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jesus Christ is God’s solution for our sin. Through him alone we can know God and experience his love.
He died in our place
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.
He came back to life
Acts 1:3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
He is the only way to God
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".
We must receive Jesus Christ into our lives as Saviour and Lord. Then we can know God and experience his love.
We must receive Jesus Christ
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
To receive Jesus Christ - we must: -
- Believe and trust
- Be sorry and ask forgiveness
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
- say thank you
- Think what it involves
John 14:15If you love me, you will obey what I command.
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