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Steps to Peace with God

 

Step 1

God's Purpose:  Peace and Life

  • God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life -- abundant and eternal.

  • The Bible says ...

    "We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." -- Romans 5:1 (NIV)

  • "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." -- John 3:16 (NIV)
     

    "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." -- John 10:10 (NIV)
    Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?
     

     
     

    Step 2

    The Problem: Our Separation

    God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.

    We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

    The Bible says ...

    "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." -- Romans 3:23 (NIV)

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." -- Romans 6:23 (NIV)

     

     

    Our Attempts to Reach God

    People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God ...

    The Bible says ...

    "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." -- Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)

    "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." -- Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)

    No bridge reaches God ... except one.

    Step 3

    God's Bridge: The Cross

    Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin

    and bridged the gap between God and people.

    The Bible says ...

    "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ." -- 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)

    "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God." -- 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

    "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -- Romans 5:8 (NIV)

    God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

     

    Step 4

    Our Response: Receive Christ

    We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.

    The Bible says ...

    "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." -- Revelation 3:20 (NIV)

    "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." -- John 1:12 (NIV)

    "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." -- Romans 10:9 (NIV)

    Where are you?

    Will you receive Jesus Christ right now?

    Here is how you can receive Christ:

    1. Admit your need - (I am a sinner).

    2. Be willing to turn from your sins - (repent).

    3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.

    4. Through prayer, ask Jesus Christ to save you.

    Step 5

    Prayer

    How to Pray:

    Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that I need Your forgiveness.

    I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins.

    Save me Lord Jesus; for I know I can no longer live without you.

    I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.    Amen.

    God's Assurance: His Word

    If you prayed this prayer from your heart,

    The Bible says ...

    "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." -- Romans 10:13 (NIV)

    Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to save you?

    Where is He right now?

    What has He given you?

    The Bible says ...

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

    Receiving Christ, we are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer.

    This is called the "new birth." or as Jesus described it being "born again."

    Remember... because of Jesus your are...

     

    Having just accepted Jesus as your Savior; you are now at the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ.

    Does this mean that that every problem you have is instantly solved?  NO!

    But if you continue to follow God and you build strong relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ...  You will find that you begin to have victory over the things that have been wearing you down; and before long you will look back and see that your life has been put on a path that Jesus calls ABUNDANT LIFE

    SO THEN...

    To strengthen your walk with God you should:

    1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better.

    2. Talk to God in prayer every day.

    3. Ask God to help you find other Christians you can build real relationships with.

    4. Tell someone else about your decision to trust Jesus as your savior.

    If you have just accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior,

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