Know God

God’s Design

Everything began with God’s design. He made the world perfectly. That design was not only for this world, but also for our life. His plan was that there would be no pain, no suffering, and no death. It was a perfect design.

But there is a problem…Brokeness

We messed up His plan by our own selfish choices, making it impossible to fulfill the eternal purposes God has in mind for us. We have broken His rules and disobeyed His commandments, and none of us can escape the responsibility of this.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 ESV)

And because of our sin, we are spiritually dead and separated from God, unable to experience His purposes as we are. In fact, if we remain as we are, as unforgiven sinners, we will spend eternity apart from God in hell.

“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23 ESV)

But God has the perfect solution! It’s the Gospel!

We have sinned, we’ve lost our way, and we’re sentenced to death as a result, but God is love and God loves us too deeply to leave us lost. Instead, He has taken the initiative to send His one and only Son, Jesus, to earth, to be our Savior, our Rescuer, our Redeemer.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 ESV)

Just what did Jesus accomplish when He died on the cross? He paid the penalty that our sins had incurred for us. And because He has paid for sin, He offers us forgiveness, a fresh start, a clean slate. He offers us new life in Himself!

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved…” (Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV)

You must respond to Jesus and what He has done for you.

In order to live out God’s intended purposes for you, not only during your life on earth, but for all of eternity in heaven, you must respond to what Jesus has done for you on the cross. God doesn’t force people to turn to Him and become His children, but He lovingly and openly adopts into His eternal family anyone and everyone who comes to Him by faith in Jesus.

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9,13 ESV)

To receive Jesus today, simply turn from your sins and trust in Him and what He has done for you on the cross. Believe that He died to save you and rose again to give you eternal life. If you would like to know God, you can do so right now, by admitting your brokenness, making Jesus the Leader of your life, and beginning a new relationship with Him. If you are not ready, then we want to invite you to join us at one of our teaching times, and learn more about how you can know God!


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