What does this mean? Where do I start?
Whatever has brought you to this page is not by accident or chance. God is drawing you to Himself. You may be discouraged or delighted, angry or ambivalent … wherever you are at this moment in your life … know that God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Recognize your need … admit that you are not perfect … a sinner.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…” Romans 3:23-24
Remember God loves you … in your sinful state and showed it through the person of Jesus Christ, His son.
“But God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Repent of your sins … turn toward Christ by asking the Lord to forgive your sin.
“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…” Acts 3:19
Receive Jesus as Savior … Don’t try to “clean up your life” before you come to God. Instead, receive Him and allow Him to do the “cleansing.”
“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Respond with Eagerness … just talk to Him in your own words. Thank Him for His love, His sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for your sins. Ask for His forgiveness, placing your trust in His promise to forgive, and for His guidance in your new relationship with Him!
If you have said “Yes to God” or have more questions …
- Contact us! We’d love to help you grow in your new walk with God or answer any questions you may have. You can contact us here or call our office at 630.554.3858.
- Church! If you live locally (Oswego, Plainfield, Aurora, Yorkville, Montgomery, Joliet, etc…), come out and visit our services! You can also listen to our pastor’s sermons online. Being with God’s people and learning from the Bible preaching & teaching is important! If you live elsewhere, seek out a local church that preaches the Word … you can call us and we’ll try to help you find a good one.
- Read the Bible! Start in the New Testament book of John. It tells alot about the life of Jesus and God’s plan to love and offer salvation for all mankind. Here’s an online link to the Gospel of John.
- 1-888NeedHim is available if you need to talk to someone right now (1-888-633.3446).
We are praying for you without even knowing your name! God knows who you are and loves you! Blessings to you!