God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
God Loves You and Created You to Know Him Personally.
God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but
have eternal life.
"Now this is eternal life; that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent."
(John 17:3, NIV)
Man is sinful and separated from God,so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love.
"All have sinned and fall sort of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
Man was created to have fellowship with God..
But, because of our own stubborn self-will, we chose to go our own independent way and fellowship with God was broken.
This self-will, characterised by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
"The wages of sin is death."
[spiritual separation from God]
Man continued effort by trying to reach God..and establish a personal relationship with Him through his own efforts, such as a good life,philosophy, or religion - but he inevitably failed.
Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin. Through Him alone we can know God personally and experience God's love.
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
" Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures... He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.After that He appeared to more than five hundred... "(1 Cor 15:3-6)
" Jesus said to him,'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.' "(John 14:6)
God has bridged the gulf that separates us from Him by sending His son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.
We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; then we can know God personally and experience His love.
"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 1:12) "
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."
" [Christ said] 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door , I will come into him.'(Revelation 3:20) "
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.
Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not good enough...
Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our will.
(Prayer is talking with God)
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
I open the door of my life and receive you as my Saviour and Lord.
Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life.
Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be.
Thank you for coming into my life, Lord Jesus.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart?
If it does then pray this prayer now and receive Jesus Christ by faith.
You have now received Jesus Christ and become a child of God Almighty.
You are saved from sin and death.
Continue to live righteously so that you can experience the abundant life God promised for you.