How to Have Peace With God!

THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT GOD LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE A PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU! IT IS A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE AND PEACE! "...we have
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 5:1 "For God so loved the world
(you) that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life." - John 3:16 Jesus said, "...I have come that they might have life, and that
they might have it to the fullest." - John 10:10

Question: Many people ask, "if God wants us to have peace and life, why don't most people
experience this life?



SIN SEPARATES US FROM A HOLY AND LOVING GOD.
God created us in His image to have eternal life and a personal relationship with Him. 
He gave us a will and the freedom to choose - to love God and live for Him, or to live for
ourselves by our own standards. We chose to disobey God and live our lives our own way.
And, when we chose to live for ourselves, we also chose to separate ourselves from God. 
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23 "All we like sheep
have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way." - Isaiah 53:6 "For the wages
of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23

Question: "Since I've made that choice, what can I do now about getting back with God? 
If I decide to change my ways, start doing good things, treating people right, believing in God,
and maybe start going to church, will that count enough with God?"

Throughout history men and women have tried through many methods to find a way back to God. Yet, He says...

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death (separation from
God)." Proverbs 14:12 "But your sins have separated you from God and have hidden His
face from you, so that He will not hear." - Isaiah 59:2

Question: "So, if I can't undo the choice I have already made, and I can't do anything to earn
forgiveness and my way back to God, does that mean I can never get back to Him? Isn't there
any way I can get back to God?"


GOD HAS PROVIDED A WAY!
Because God loves you, He has provided the way for you to have eternal life and a personal
relationship with Him. Jesus Christ is the only way to forgiveness of sin and life. He died on the cross
and rose from the dead, paying the penalty for your sin and mine. Jesus is the way for us to
have life and get back to God. "God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man can
come to the Father, except through me." - John 14:6 "For Christ also has suffered once for
sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." - 1 Peter 3:18 "And this is the
truth, God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life;
whoever does not have the Son does not have life." 1 John 5:11-12

Question: "What must I do to accept Jesus Christ?"


YOU MUST BELIEVE AND RECEIVE!
You must believe with all your heart that Jesus is The Son of God, that He died for you and was raised from the dead the third day. You must receive Him by asking Him to come into your life, 
forgive your sins, and be your Savior and Lord. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and live with him and
he with Me." - Revelation 3:20 "But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name." - John 1:12 "...if you
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him
from the dead, you will be saved." - Romans 10:9


CAN YOU THINK OF ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST - NOW?


HOW TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST!
1.Humble yourself and admit to yourself and God that you are a sinner.
2.Be willing to turn from your sins and turn your life to God.
3.Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins and that He rose from the    
dead to give you eternal life.
4.By praying, ask Jesus Christ to come into your life, forgive your sins, save you, and take   
control by the Holy Spirit.

IF YOU SINCERELY MEAN IT, PRAY SOMETHING LIKE...
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I need your love and mercy. I believe that You died for my sins on the cross. I want to turn from my sins. Please come into my heart and life and forgive my sins. I turn control of my life over to you as my Savior and Lord. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen."

DID YOU SINCERELY PRAY ? IF SO...
"Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved." - Romans 10:13
"He who has the Son (Jesus) has life; but he who does not have the Son of God does not
have life. I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so
that you may know for certain that you have eternal life, and so that you may continue to
believe in the name of the Son of God." - 1 John 5:12-13

WHAT TO DO NOW!
God wants you to grow in your spiritual life and in your relationship with Him. In order to do
that you should do several important things.

1.Share Jesus with others often. Tell several other people right away that you have just received
Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.
2.Find and join a Bible-believing evangelical church. They should believe the Bible truths that 
you have just read. Become a faithful and active member in Bible study, worship and service 
to others.
3.Be baptized in the church you join. Jesus commanded us to follow His example and be 
baptized to let our world know Jesus has given us a new and eternal life.
4.Read your Bible and spend time with God in prayer daily. Remember, God is very interested in spending time with you. You meet Him in Bible study and prayer. Your daily fellowship and
relationship with Him must be the most important thing in your life.


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