Looking For Peace?
 

 

Steps to Peace with God

       
God's Purpose: Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life
 
-- abundant and eternal.

The Bible says ...
"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." 
 
 --Romans 5:1 (NIV)

"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." 
  
--John 3:16 (NIV)

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it
  more
 abundantly."   --John 10:10 (NIV)

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life
 that God planned
for us to have?

          

 Our Problem: Separation From God
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. 
 

He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him.
God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.
 

We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way.  

We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says ...
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glorious standard of God."
  --Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life
  in Christ
Jesus our Lord." --Romans 6:23 (NIV) 
    

Our Attempts to Reach God…

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God ...

The Bible says ...
"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." 
  
--Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have
  hidden 
his face from you, so that he will not hear." --Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)

No bridge reaches God ... except one.
 

    
God's Provision: Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. 
 

He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says …

"God is on one side and all the people are on the other side and Christ
  Jesus .... is between them to bring them together
." --1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous,
 
to bring you to God." --1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
  sinners, 
Christ died in our place." --Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way.
Each person must make a choice.
  

      
Our Response: Receive Christ
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and
receive Him
by personal invitation.

The Bible says ...
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone
hears my voice
 and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,
and he with me."
 
--Revelation 3:20 (NIV)

"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 (NIV)

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your 
 
heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." 
  
--Romans 10:9 (NIV)   


Will You Receive Christ Now?
Here is how you can receive Christ:
     1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).

     2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent). Ask God to help you.

     3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose 
         
from the grave.

     4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control 
         
your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)

How to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that
You died on the cross for my sins and that God raised you from the dead. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You by faith as my Lord and Savior. In your name. Amen.

       
God's Assurance: His Word (Bible)
If you prayed this prayer and were sincere, 

      

The Bible says ...
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 
  
--Romans 10:13 (NIV)

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? 
 

What has He given you?... Salvation!

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this 
 
not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that 
 
no one can boast." --Ephesians 2:8,9 (NIV) 


By receiving Christ, we are born into God's family through the
supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer.
This is called regeneration, or the "new birth."

This is just the beginning of a wonderful
new life in Christ !

To deepen this relationship you should:
    1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better.

    2. Talk to God in prayer every day.

    3. Tell others about Christ.

    4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a 
        
church where Christ is honored.

    5. As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate 
       
your new life by your love and concern for others.

    6. Identify yourself as a follower of Jesus by being baptized
        (immersed in water).

        "But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news
         of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were
         baptized, both men and women."   -- Acts 8:12   (NIV)
  

If you need more information about a life with Jesus Christ, contact information is on the "Home" page. Just call the telephone number or click on "email us".  We would love to hear from you and help you in having a personal relationship with God.

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