Keys to Knowing God. . . .

God wants you to know Him and experience His love ---

 

God loves you and wants the very best for you.

"I know the plans I have for you. . .plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

[Jeremiah 29:11]

 

The only thing that keeps you from experiencing God's love is your sin.  (Sin is "going your own way" and falling short of God's will for your life.)

"Your iniquities have separated you from your God.  Your sins have hidden His face from you."

[Isaiah 59:2]

 

The key to knowing God is to receive Jesus and the forgiveness He offers.  Jesus said,

"I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."

[John 14:6]

Jesus paid the penalty for your sin when He shed His blood on the cross.  He died and rose again so that He could bring you into a relationship with God.

 

Receiving Jesus involves turning from your sin and receiving the forgiveness Jesus provides.  When you do that, God sends His Spirit to dwell in your heart and make you a new person.

"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God."

[John 1:12]

 

You receive Jesus through faith.  Faith can be expressed in a simple prayer like this:

"Lord Jesus, I need You.  I now turn from my sins and receive Your forgiveness.  Please send Your Spirit to live within me so I can know You and be all that You want me to be.  I thank You now, by faith, that You have forgiven all my sins and brought me into a relationship with You!"

 

If you would like to know more about a relationship with God, please call 701-444-9220 and talk with one of our pastors or ministry team.