David Stockwell Evangelistic Association
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nations

Do You Know Jesus?

 

Would you like to know the love of the Lord Jesus Christ? 

His love is a truly a love worth finding! 

 

 

 

Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be loved, and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.

 

The tragedy is that we often look in the wrong places to fill this deep, deep need and longing. Some substitute lust for love. Others pursue material things or superficial relationships - all in the futile attempt to fill a God-shaped vacuum in the human heart.

 

But there is Good News! There is a love worth finding and a love worth sharing.

 

The Bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16  On the cross of Christ, God's mighty love was revealed and offered unconditionally to all who would be saved.

 

Do you long to know this mighty love? Then I need to ask you the most important question you'll ever be asked: Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you, that your sins are forgiven, and that you are saved and on your way to heaven?

 

The great news is, you can know!  Let me share with you how to discover the greatest love worth finding.

  

Step One:  Admit Your Sin

 

First, you must admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says, "There is none righteous, no, not one." Romans 3:10 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

 

It is our sin that separates us from God and from fulfilling our deepest needs and longings.  Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty. According to Romans 6:23, "The wages of sin is death (eternal separation from the love and mercy of God)."


Step Two:  Abandon Your Efforts

 

Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus' death would have been unnecessary! Even "getting religion" cannot get you to heaven. The Bible says it is "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His (God's) mercy He saved us."  Titus 3:5  Salvation is by God's grace, "not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9


Step Three:  Acknowledge Christ's Payment

 

What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! "But God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 He died on the Cross for you and then rose from the dead to prove that His payment was acceptable to God. But you must acknowledge and believe this fact. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved." Acts 16:31


Step Four:  Accept Christ as Your Savior

  

Salvation is God's gift to you. "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23  When someone offers you a priceless gift, the wisest thing you can do is accept it!  This very moment, you can receive Christ's gift of salvation by sincerely praying this simple prayer from your heart:

 

"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, Who died on the Cross to pay for my sins. I believe God raised You from the dead.  I now turn from my sin and, by faith, receive You as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart, forgive my sins, and save me, Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray, Amen."

 

Friend, if you have not yet made a decision for Christ, I urge you to receive Him today. You'll be eternally glad to know the love worth finding!

 

The above was written and compiled by Dr. Adrian Rogers.  www.lwf.org

  

More about how to know Jesus...

  

  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

·    "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

·       "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

 

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

 

  The Problem: Our Separation

 

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 glory 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

 

  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

·   "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

·    No bridge reaches God ... except One.  

 

  God's Bridge: The Cross

 

Jesus Christ shed His blood, 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 ...

 

·  "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ."  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

·    "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 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

 

·  "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

 

·    "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

 

 

Where are you?  Will you receive Jesus Christ right 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.)
  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.)

 

Prayer: Pray Now to Receive Jesus Christ

 

After you pray, be sure to click here to send us an email, to let us know you have prayed to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!  We would like send you some free materials which will help you in your Christian walk.

 

  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 to pay the penalty for my sins, were resurrected from the dead by the power of God, and that You conquered sin and death.  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 as Lord and Savior of my life. 

 

 

"In Jesus' Name, Amen."

 

  God's Assurance: His Word

  

If you prayed this prayer, and are serious about your commitment to follow Jesus Christ,

  

The Bible says ... 

 

·      "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. " Romans 10:13

 

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?

 

·  "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

 

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:

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

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