How to know God...
Salvation is God’s free gift to you, through His only Son Jesus Christ. You can not obtain Salvation through any works or by trying to show God how good you are. It is only available by accepting that you are a sinner before making Jesus your Lord and Savior and recognizing that we cannot save ourselves. You know the condition of your own heart, and Jesus knows. He said, “I know your works.” He’s calling many of you to repent, to change, to turn your life over to Him before it is eternally too late. Before you experience God’s judgment, I would encourage you right now as the Spirit of God is speaking to your heart—if you’re not sure about your salvation, if you’re not sure about your relationship with Jesus, or if you know that you’re not really right with God—I want you to come and have a word of prayer with God. I want you to pray for God to work in your heart and that things will be right between you and Him. You can have assurance that if you would die today, you would be with the Lord. Or if the Lord would come for His church tonight, you’d go with Him to be with Him in His kingdom forever.
Here is a suggested prayer to receive God's free gift of salvation:
Lord Jesus, I come to you, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank You, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and follow You all the days of my life, and so I am asking for Your help today Lord.
Thank You for dying on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rising from the dead. I accept You now Jesus as my Savior, my Lord, and my friend. I also thank You, because You've said that whoever comes to You, You will by no means cast away, so I surrender myself to Your will, and fill me now with Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name. Amen.
What's Next? If you have decided to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are now born again.
Here are a few things that will help you to grow as a Christian...
PRAY -- prayer is like a telephone line that goes directly to God. It’s important to spend time talking to Him every day, the more the better. Philippians 4:6
READ THE BIBLE -- the Bible is like a love letter from God so apply His principles. The more you read it, the more you’ll fall in love with Him. 1Peter 2:2
FELLOWSHIP -- you need to have friends who share your beliefs and who can encourage you. This is why it’s so important to find a good, Bible-believing church where you can meet other Christians. Hebrews 10:24-25
WITNESS TO OTHERS -- share your faith in Jesus Christ with others. Pray that the Lord will reveal how you should witness and when. Mark 16:15
WORSHIP GOD -- We are designed to worship our Creator. "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." John 4:23-24
If you just received Jesus as your Savior, let us know. You are welcome to download our New Believers Guide to help start you off right on your journey with our Lord Jesus Christ.
From the Bible, here are just a few Hebrew names of God
to help us better understand His character
Elohim, the God above all gods
Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides
El-Shaddai, the almighty God
Jehovah Rapha, our healer God
Jehovah Shalom, our God of peace
Jehovah Shamma, our God who is present
Jehovah Yahweh, our loving, covenant-keeping God
Trusting and knowing God better will bring us comfort when we need it most...
It is no wonder that the Book of Proverbs encourages us to remember that “the name of the Lord is a strong tower,”
that in times of need God-fearing people run to it and “are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).