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Know God

Our greatest desire is for people to know God personally. God created us and loves us very much. (Genesis 1:1) He gave us life and desires to have a relationship with us. However, all of us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. (Romans 3:23) Have you ever lied to someone? Thought impure thoughts? Taken something that wasn’t yours? Hated anyone? If you have, you have sinned, just like everyone who has ever lived. We are all guilty before God. (1 John 1:8) God is perfect, and therefore sin keeps us from knowing Him. The Bible says, “the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23) This means that the payment for our sin is spiritual death.

Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect sinless life. He was crucified even though He was completely innocent. He received the punishment that we deserved. He was put into our place and took on Himself the sentence of death that should have been ours. (Romans 5:8) After three days, He rose from the grave and later ascended into heaven. He will return for all those who are trusting in Him as their Savior.

Jesus died for you. If you are willing to repent of your sin, He is waiting to forgive you. It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past; He will not reject you. The word “repent” literally means to turn away from. Simply look at your life, admit that you are a sinner, and genuinely desire to turn your back on sin, and ask Him to forgive you. If you do this, He promises to forgive you.

Being a Christian means that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus can hear you now if you ask Him for forgiveness. Please turn your life over to Him NOW. The Bible tells us that “Now is the day of Salvation!” If you want to pray and ask Jesus to be your Savior, you can say a prayer something like this:

“Jesus, I know that I have sinned against you. I know that I have sinned by my own choice. I am the one responsible for my sin. I know that I have earned punishment from You and that the fair punishment would be death. Jesus, I believe that You died in my place. Forgive me for my sin. I cannot cover or take my sin away, I am relying only on You. You are the only one who can save me. I reject my sin, I turn away from my sin, and I repent. Come into my life, take away my sin, and show me how to live my life in a way that is right and pleasing to You.”

If you prayed that prayer, let us know! We would love to get you a Bible so that you can begin to learn about Jesus and His plan for your life. It is also important to find a church that you can fellowship in. Please email us at calvarymaricopa@gmail.com.