Nothing, outside of God, is more valuable than the part of us that goes on for eternity.
What do we need to know about God? God loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him. God loves us even if we haven't loved him. “In this is. Relationship with God - What is this relationship based on? Is it just religion or is it something more? Find out God's design here.
Jesus told people that there are many people who are going to destruction, and few people on the road to life. Two questions we should ask ourselves are:. Take a minute right now and think about those questions. Write down your answers. So how can I find life instead of destruction?
How can I know for certain I have eternal life? He made us.
The first truth we need to recognize is that God is our Creator. If He is our creator and we are His creatures, it follows that we should live for Him, and that we should reflect Him in our lives. We should follow His instructions for our life.
If He is loving, then we should reflect that to others. If He is holy, then our lives ought to reflect that in holy living. The fact is we fail miserably at it. The actual words the Bible uses are even more powerful.
Instead of living as His creatures, because of our rebellion against God we have made ourselves His enemies. Death, physical and spiritual. We all physically die and we are all already spiritually dead. Our relationship with God is broken. The New Testament book of Romans reveals that the penalty of our sin is death Rom At the gate of heaven you are asked: "Why should you be admitted?
The Bible says: "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 You can have an intimate relationship with God now, and be sure you will live with Him in heaven forever. The best news you will ever hear is that God loves you and has made it possible for you to have eternal life! This raises a number of questions: What is eternal life?
How does it express itself? Why don't more people have it?
How does a person get it? In the Bible, God reveals His inner self. He is the Almighty Creator of all things. Knowing the only True God means having an intimate, personal relationship with Him - not just knowing about Him. How does eternal life express itself?
Looking for something? Share Flipboard Email. We need to ask ourselves if we are willing to turn from whatever our sins are to live for Him. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into the thing that has them…They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very center of reality. When I lie, when I steal, when I say things harsh out of my mouth to people that I love. Thank you for reading my blog.
A person's love for God must show itself in love for people. Our ability to have loving relationships has been altered by sin.
Disobedience is not doing what God says is right. God requires perfection. Jesus said: "Be perfect. How does sin alter relationships? God must now relate to us as our righteous Judge instead of our loving father. When we are not rightly related to God, our ability to properly relate to people is damaged. We hurt each other. We especially hurt ourselves.
We grieve God by disobeying His laws. The only answer to this problem is Jesus. Not only is He true man, He is also true God. The prophet Isaiah, looking forward to His birth years before it happened said: "To us a child is born, to us a son is given. As True Man, He had perfect sympathy with man and can pay for man's sins.
What did He do for us? The apostle Peter declared, "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth" I Peter After thirty-three years of living perfectly, what did Jesus do? He took this list of sins and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's Cross" Col. Then what happened? He appeared to them over a period of forty days" Acts This is the most important and one of the best attested facts of history.
Now it is possible to receive eternal life. Because you receive a restored relationship, your mind must change. Changing your mind about doing wrong is necessary! God's holy nature will not allow Him to forgive sin without it. But to be sorry for past wrong cannot undo it. The relationship is restored through Living Trust It is not a blind leap in the dark.
It is based on the promises of the Bible that have actually happened in history - the facts that Jesus lived a perfect life, died and then came out of the grave alive. After Jesus returned from the dead He said to Thomas, "Reach out your hand, and put it into my side; and stop doubting and believe. Merely knowing about food in the mind will not satisfy hunger. It must be eaten. Merely knowing about Jesus in the mind is not the same as having an intimate, personal relationship with Him.
Jesus taught us to depend on God for needs in the daily life. He urged us to pray, "Give us today our daily bread" Matthew But there is more to life than things that are seen: "What is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" II Cor. The apostle John said, "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 Jesus said: "No one comes to the Father except through Me" John Living trust is not belief without evidence, but it is commitment to Jesus Christ without reservation.
What happens when I trust? God enters into a new, intimate, personal relationship with you. He provides life that has power. He also provides life that has purpose. Do you feel this makes sense? Would you like to enter this new relationship with Jesus and receive eternal life now? This is the most important decision you will ever make in your life.
This shows itself through loving relationships.