How to Begin a Relationship with Jesus Christ
by Rev. Hugh C. Hawes
not here by accident. God loves you, and He wants you to have a
personal relationship with Him. There is just one thing that separates
you from God. That one thing is sin.
tend to divide themselves into groups - good people and bad people. But
God says that every person that has ever lived is a sinner, and any sin
separates us from God. That includes you and me.
"For all have
sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
According to man's rules, people
should be punished or rewarded according to how good they are, and it
might be hard for you to understand how Jesus could love you when other
people don't seem to. But I have great news for you! Jesus DOES love
you! More than you can ever imagine! And there's nothing you can do to
make him stop!
Are you thinking that you should make things right
in your life before you come to Jesus? Many people feel that way, but
that's not what God says!
demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
For you to come to God you have to
get rid of your sin problem. But God says that you can't make yourself
right with God by being a better person. God wants to save you JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!
saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of
His mercy." Titus 3:5
It's God's grace that allows you to
come to Him - not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way
to Heaven. You can't earn it. It's a free gift.
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
For you to come to God, your sin must
be paid for. God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God
is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Jesus paid the
price for your sin and mine by giving His life on Calvary's cross. God
brought Jesus back from the dead and paved the way for you to have a
personal relationship with Him through Jesus.
The Bible says:-
"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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans
God says that
if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in
Bible says:- "For God so loved the
world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life
that Jesus is offering you right now? If it is your sincere desire to
ask Jesus to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior,
then talk to God from your heart:
Here's a Suggested Prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I know that I
am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died
and rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for me. Jesus,
come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save
me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I
accept your free gift of eternal life."
If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour,
please let us know.