Explore Faith Knowing Jesus Personally


What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? What’s my next step?

God’s Perspective:

God loves you and created you to know Him personally. He has a wonderful plan for your life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Our Condition:

People are sinful and separated from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love and plan.
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

God’s Response:

Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for our sin. Through Him alone we can know God personally and experience God’s love and plan.
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.‘” John 14:6

Our Response:

We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; then we can know God personally and experience His love and plan.
“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

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

(Resource: Knowing Jesus Personally)


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