How Can I Know God and Have a Personal Relationship with Him?
1. Understand your need of a Saviour.
A. Because of your sin.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Romans 3: 10-12
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
B. Because of God’s judgment.
“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Ezekiel 18:4
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
2. Realize you cannot save yourself.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9
3. Jesus has paid your sins’ penalty.
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” I Corinthians 15:3,4
4. By faith, you must trust in Jesus Christ and what He has done for you.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: And he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36
“For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Dear Friend for whom Jesus died, if you understand your need of a Saviour and if by faith you can accept that He died for your sins’ penalty, express your faith in Him and your desire to be forgiven:
Dear God, I know I’ve sinned against You, and I can understand how my sin has separated us. Lord Jesus, I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. I give my life to You and ask You to direct my path. Thank You for dying for me, thank You for forgiving me, thank You for giving me eternal life with You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
“For Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”