Connect With God
|God loves you and
He wants you to
have a relationship
& Nancy McCutcheon
We’re glad you’ve decided to come to this section of our website. The next few moments could change your life forever. If you are interested in truly connecting with the God who created you, please read on and consider deeply this wonderful message of the gospel that is being shared.
First, we must come to grips with the fact that we need a Savior.
Even if we try to justify ourselves with thoughts like, “I’m not nearly as bad as that person,” or “I live a good, moral life,” the Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one.’” The scripture goes on to say in Romans 3:23 “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Everyone has sinned in the eyes of God. All of us stand guilty before Him.
There is a price to pay for sin.
Romans 6:23 tells us that “the wages of sin is death…” In this case, eternal death is the price that we must pay for sin. What is sin? Sin is simply this…disobedience to the will of God (I John 3:4) and rejecting Jesus Christ as your savior, and since all have sinned, all are subject to the penalty of sin and an eternity in hell separated from God.
Jesus, the Son of God, paid the price for our sin.
God provided a remedy for our situation by allowing His Son to pay the penalty for us. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” What a promise! But God even elaborates in greater detail when the Bible tells us in Romans 5:8 that, “…God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus did not wait for mankind to “get it together,” but He gave up His life as a sacrifice while we were separated from Him.
The remedy for sin, which is salvation, does not come through good works, but it comes only through Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Scripture also tells us in John 14:6 that, “Jesus said…’I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
Salvation is God’s solution, but our decision.
No one can choose eternal life for you. You must make the choice yourself. In Mark chapter 1, verse 15, Jesus said, “…repent, and believe the gospel.” Romans 10:9-10 says, that if you “…confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God.”
The two things that God is looking for are: 1) repentance from sin, and 2) acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior. Only we can make that decision. When we do, God receives us into His family. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Imagine that, the chance to start all over with a new life…eternal life!
Prayer is the way we make the connection.
Our link with God is established through prayer, and prayer is simply talking with God. It is vital to keep the lines of communication open in any relationship if it is to succeed and flourish. Prayer is the way we initiate our connection with God, and prayer is also the way we maintain our connection with God.
His invitation of eternal life is to all, so we invite you to make that connection with God now by accepting Him into your heart. We encourage you to pray this simple prayer.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. I repent of all my sins and ask You to forgive me. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I believe He died on the cross and was raised from the dead that I might receive His life, now and forever.
Jesus, thank You for saving me and giving me eternal life. I invite You into my heart, and I ask you to change me on the inside. Help me, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to live life in a way that would honor You. In Jesus’ Name… Amen.