HOW CAN I KNOW JESUS?
The message of the Gospel is the primary message of the entire Bible. If you miss this, you miss everything. So it is important that you understand:
God created a perfect world, with no sickness, suffering, brokenness, or death. His design was for us to be in relationship with Him forever.
(Genesis 1:1, 26-31; John 6:40; 10:10)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
26 Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. 29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Man chose to reject God’s authority, which broke our relationship with God. That rebellion brought consequences: guilt, judgment, a cursed world, physical and spiritual death.
(Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6-9; Isaiah 53:6; 59:2; Romans 3:23)
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
8And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
God sent His Son Jesus to provide the only way of salvation from our sins, by dying on the Cross in payment for our sins and rising from the dead.
(Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 3:18; John 14:6; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit
1 Peter 3:18
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
3For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation are given to all who will choose to follow Jesus, by repenting of their sin and trusting in Jesus alone to be their Savior and Lord.
(Psalm 32:5; 38:18; John 5:24; Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9-10)
I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
9that 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. 10For with the heart ones believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Are you ready receive this gift of salvation? If so, I invite you to open your heart to God and pray an honest, personal prayer of faith like this:
God, I confess to you that I am broken and have sinned against you. But I believe that Jesus died to pay for my sins. I am turning away from my sin and choose to place my trust in Jesus. I ask that you would forgive me of my sins and become the Lord of my life. Thank you, God! Amen!
YOUR NEXT STEP
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Now that you have begun a relationship with Jesus, the next step according to God's Word is to be baptized. To learn more about this next step follow the link below.