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Get to Know Jesus Christ

Mankind's Sinful Condition

We are all sinners. "all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.." (Romans 3:23)

Godís curse for sin is death, separating us from Him both in this life and in the life to come. "For the wages of sin is deathÖ" (Romans 6:36a)

God's Love for Us

God loves every one us and has great plans for our lives. He wants to save us from the judgment of sin, and adopt us into His family so we can live with Him forever. "But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

God offers us the gift of Eternal Salvation. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:36) This gift is called "Grace"; Godís unmerited favor toward us.

Accept God's Love

How do we receive Godís gift of grace? Jesus explains: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:16-18) We receive Godís gift by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and placing our trust in Him.

What must I do to be saved? "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved." (Romans 10:9-10)

Confess your belief to Jesus Christ and invite him into your life:

  1. Pray in Faith. "Dear Lord Jesus. I am a sinner. I believe that you are the Son of God. I believe that you came down to Earth, died on the cross for my sins and were raised from the dead. Lord, I am sorry of my sins, and not living for You. Please forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Come into my heart Lord Jesus, live your life through me, and I will serve you all the days of my life. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer. Thank you Lord for forgiving my sins and saving my soul. I now confess you as my personal Lord and Savior.

  2. Confession of Faith. Say to someone: "Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior"

Jesus Promises: "Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father." (Matthew 10:32)

Live Your Life in Christ Jesus

Now, you are saved, filled with the Spirit of God, sealed by the Holy Spirit and adopted into the family of God (Romans 8:14-17) . Like any personal relationship, the introduction is only the beginning. We all need to work on that relationship to develop it, learn more about each other, and strengthen it. One example Jesus used is Marriage, with Him as the Bridegroom and we as His Bride. In the wedding ceremony we forsake all others, confess our love and allegiance to one another. The marriage is sealed and we become part of the Groomís family. The wedding ceremony is only the start of our relationship. Like any marriage, we need to work together to strengthen, expand and grow with each other throughout our lives. So it is important that we cultivate our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Three proven ways to do this is:

  1. Pray the Lord every day (Talk to God)
  2. Read the Bible every day (Let the Lord talk to you), and
  3. Fellowship with other believers (Go to church and participate in your Churchís Services and Sacraments.)

Now, if you want to go further in the Lord, yield yourself (your body, mind, will and emotions) to the Lord and ask Jesus to Baptize you in the Holy Spirit. Thank Him and open your mouth to praise Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into a more intimate relationship with Father God and His Son Christ Jesus. Then see what happens!

All Quotations are from the New American Bible, 1991 Version.