How to Know God

The greatest news in all the world is that God loves us and wants us to have a relationship with Him!

God’s plan

God loves us, and He has a plan and purpose for our lives!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Our Problem

Unfortunately, we are all sinners and cannot have a relationship with a perfect God.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

God’s provision

In spite of our sinfulness, God wants to have a personal relationship with us, so He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins on the cross.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Our Response

If we will accept Jesus’ payment for our sins, turn from our sin, and invite Him to come into our lives and wash our sins away, He will cleanse our sins and make us God’s children.
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
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Our Assurance

When we make that decision, we can spend the rest of our lives walking with Him and growing in Him. One day, we will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

John 14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may
be also.

Praying The Sinner’s Prayer

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Savior, you can pray this prayer to Him if it reflects the desire of your heart.

Dear God,
I know that I have sinned and that my sin has put a barrier between You and me. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for my sins. I trust in Jesus alone to forgive my sins, and I accept His gift of eternal life. I ask Jesus to come into my life and be my personal Savior and the Lord of my life. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus’ name, amen.


If you’ve prayed this prayer or one like it and you wish to find out more about knowing God and His plan for your life, please contact us.
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