God wants each of us to experience a life that has meaning, direction, love, and peace. God makes this kind of life possible through a personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. But before you accept Jesus as your Savior, here are five truths that will help you understand God's desire for you:

Here are two things you must do in order to know Jesus
personally as your Lord and Savior


"For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard" (Romans 3:23) "As the Scriptures say, 'No one is righteous - not even one'" (Romans 3:10). Because everyone is a sinner, no one deserves eternal life with God in heaven. In addition, no one can work hard enough to earn this life. Instead, God gives eternal life to everyone who believes that Jesus Christ is His Son. Before you can appreciate what Jesus has done for you, you need to recognize that you are a sinner in need of God's forgiveness. If you never acknowledge this, you will never receive God's forgiveness for your sins and enter into heaven.


"Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault" (Colossians 1:22). If you recognize that you are a sinner, then you may be ready to ask Jesus to forgive you. Do you believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God, who died to pay for your sins? If you do, pray, "Lord God, I repent of all of my sins. This day I trust in Jesus as the only way to heaven. I believe He died for my sins! I believe You raised Him from the dead! Jesus, I call You Lord and Savior! Thank You for saving me! I commit today to follow You and live for You. Amen."

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