How to Know Christ

  How to Know Christ  

We are so glad you came to this section of our Web site! Perhaps it was mere curiosity that brought you here or even a genuine desire to really know the God who both made and loves you. Please contemplate the words written.  This is God's wonderful message of the gospel you are considering. We hope these next few moments looking at these truths will change your life for time and eternity. 

A B C's of Spiritual Birth 

Speaking to Nicodemus, a sincere and very religious man, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." (John 3:3)   In all of Jesus' teaching, He made it clear that without spiritual rebirth it is impossible to receive eternal life. Here are the ABC's that will help you understand and experience a right relationship with God and know that you have eternal life.

A. You must Agree
God's Word tells us, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) 
Have you come to the point now where you accept personal responsibility for your own sin and agree with God's assessment of you?

B. You must Believe
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." (John 3:36)
Have you come to the point in your life now that you realize that Jesus
Christ's death on the cross is the only means by which you can come to God? His bloodshed is the sacrifice that God accepts and through your believing on the Son, you can have eternal life! 

C. You must Confess
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
Through an act of confession (your expression of sorrow for past sins) and repentance (a desire to turn away from the old to a new life) you come to God. 

The promise is that as we confess, He is faithful—He will forgive—He accepts us as His children. 

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

If this makes sense to you and you'd like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, pray right now. If a written prayer helps you, here's one for you. 

"Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I receive you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen." 

If you just prayed that prayer and really meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Not only that, but He has forgiven you of all your sin. Remember the Bible tells us, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

God also promises, "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." (Psalms 103:12) Your decision to receive Christ also means that you are now going to Heaven one day! 

That's a lot to be thankful for! So take some practical steps to grow strong spiritually: read the Bible, pray, and seek out a church. Welcome to the life-long journey of following Christ! It's a wonderful journey.. 

We at South Salem Church of the Nazarene would like to hear from you and send you some materials to help you grow in your relationship with Christ.   Contact Pastor Chris, and he will help get you started.