Steps to Peace With God

Steps to Peace With God

1. God’s Purpose… Real Life

God loves you and wants you to know Him so you can have real life – now and forever.

The Bible says:

Because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God. (Romans 5:1)

God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never die. (John 3:16)

I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. (John 10:10)

Since God planned for us to have peace and real life right now, why are so many people empty and hurting?

2. Our Problem… Separation from God

God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a life of meaning, value and purpose.  He did not make us robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and freedom of choice.  Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own way.  We still make this choice today.  This results in separation from God and ends in misery.

The Bible says:

All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s holiness. (Romans 3:23)

The result of unforgiven sin is death.  But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God — without success.  Our attempts to be right with God through any means, other than the one way he made, will never work.  There is only one way to reach God.

3. God’s Remedy… The Cross

Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is the only answer to this problem.  He is the only One who can make us right with God.  He died on the Cross for our sins and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.

The Bible says:

There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. (1 Timothy 2:5)

Christ died once for our sins.  An innocent person died for those who are guilty.  Christ did this to bring you to God. (1 Peter 3:18)

But God showed how much He loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful. (Romans 5:8)

4. Our Response… Give Ourselves to Christ

We must trust Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and allow Him to live His life through us in obedience to our Father God.

The Bible says:

So you will be saved, if you honestly say, Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with all your heart that God raised Him from death.  God will accept you and save you, if you truly believe this. (Romans 10:9-10)

Is there any good reason why you cannot turn your life over to Jesus Christ right now?

How to give your life to Christ:

  1. Admit you have lived a sinful life and that you need His forgiveness.
  2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
  3. Ask the Lord Jesus to come into your heart and life and be your Savior and Lord.
  4. Thank Him for forgiving you and for entering your heart and tell Him that He has free reign to live His life through you for the rest of your life.

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