Connecting with God

 We want to encourage you to decide today and take a step and connect with God for a secure life in Christ.
      1 You were created with value and worth!

God loves you and created you to know Him personally.
The Bible tells us: "You created every part of me and put me together in my mother's womb." (Psalm 139:13-14) "For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16).

God's purpose for you.
[Christ is speaking] "My purpose is to give life in all its fullness." (John 10:10)

2. The Problem of Connecting with GOD
People are sinful and separated from God so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love.  "For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard." (Romans 3:23)
"For the wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23). This death goes with consequences which is eternal condemnation forever.

This picture illustrates that God is holy and people are sinful.  A great gap separates the two.  The arrows show that people are continually trying to reach God through their own efforts such as a good life, philosophy or religion, but they always fail.
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What is the solution to our sin and separation from God?

3. The Solution to Connecting with GOD Jesus Christ is God's only solution for our sin.  Through Him alone, we can know God personally and experience God's love.

He died in our place and rose from dead
"But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." (Romans 5:8 
He is the only way to God.
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" (John 14:6)

This picture illustrates how God has bridged the gap 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.

It is not enough just to know these facts about Jesus Christ...

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4. We must personally receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord then we can know God personally and experience His love.

We must believe  and receive Christ.
"To all who received Him, He gave the right to become children of God.  All they had to do was to trust [believe in] Him to save them." (John 1:12)

We receive Christ by faith.
"For it is by grace you have been saved.  through faith and this ins not from yourselves, it is a gift of God - not by works so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9)

When we receive Christ we experience a new birth.
We receive Christ by personal invitation.
[Christ is speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20).

Receiving Christ involves:
-Recognizing our need for Christ.
-Turning to Christ and away from self (repentance).
-Trusting Christ to come into our lives, forgive our sins, and make us what He wants us to be.

Just to agree 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.  We receive Jesus Christ by faith as a decision of our will.  
This illustration represents two types of lives:

The one on the left does not have Christ in their life.  The one on the right has Christ in the life and on the throne (in control).  

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 Which circle best represents your life?
Which circle would you like to represent your li
fe?

Connect with GOD - Right Now
 Here is how you can receive Christ.
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer.
Prayer is just talking with God.  God knows your heard and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.  Here is a suggested prayer.

Lord Jesus, I need You.  Thank You for dying on the cross in my place for my sins.  I believe in You, and I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord.  Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life.  Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart?  If it does, pray this prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.

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