How to Know Christ

The Bible, as God’s Word, proclaims how a person can come into a living and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. To know Christ is as simple as A, B, C

First,

Acknowledge that you are a sinner.

While some may think they are “good people,” everyone has committed sin.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

Recognize you deserve death.
Because God is holy, He must judge sin. The penalty for sin is eternal separation from God.
“For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)

 

Next,

Believe Christ died for your sins and rose again.

The Good News of the Bible is that God graciously supplied a substitute for the penalty you deserve.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Put your trust in Christ as your Savior.
God invites you to come into a relationship with Him through faith in Christ’s death on your behalf.
“For by grace you have been saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Then,

Confess Your Sins to God

If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

Then I confessed my sins to you;
I did not conceal my wrongdoings.
I decided to confess them to you,
and you forgave all my sins.
(Psalm 32:5)

Finally,

Place your trust in Christ and receive Him as your Savior.

Christ is ready.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in” (Revelation 3:20).

Receive him now.
“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).

Pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I want to have life. I know that I have sinned and I need Your forgiveness and pardon.

I believe that You died and rose again for my sins. Now I accept You as my personal Savior. I will forsake my sinful life. I know that Your grace and power will enable me to live for You.

Thank You, Jesus, for saving me and for giving me a new life. Amen.

Now that you know Christ

For help in living a meaningful life in Christ:

•  Be assured of Christ’s forgiveness.
•  Read your Bible (We suggest that you begin with the Gospel of John) and pray daily.
•  Find a concerned pastor and other Christians.
•  Become a vital part of that church.
•  Share your faith with others.

If you do not have a Bible, You can access a Bible online at Biblegateway, Olive Tree, or YouVersion. These  apps offers daily devotions; however, women especially may enjoy First 5 app by Proverbs 31 which studies one chapter a day.

A caring church family is waiting to accept you and help nurture you as a Christian. You can locate a Church of the Nazarene near you through their Find A Church feature.

All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

 

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