How To Have a Relationship with God

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Salvation - God's only way

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

 

(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24;Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18;3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10;Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)

1. Recognize God's Plan--Peace and Life

The Bible says.."For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16

2. Realize the Problem - Separation

People choose to disobey God and go their own way.  This results in separation from God

The Bible says  "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23

3. Respond to God's Remedy--The Cross

God sent His Son to bridge the gap.  Christ did this by paying the penalty for our sins when he died on the cross and rose from the grave.

The Bible says  "But God commendeth his lvoe toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

4. Receive God's Son as Lord and Savior

You cross the bridge into God's family when you ask Christ to come into your life.

The Bible says  "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in  your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved." Romans 10:9