How To Get Connected With God
Understand Man's Problem: SIN
Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." God created us to be in fellowship with Him, but sin has broken that connection.
Understand Sin's Penalty: DEATH
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of god is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Sin demands punishment, and that punishment is but a physical and a spiritual death.
Understand Christ's Payment: OUR SINLESS SUBSTITUTE
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..." Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Christ is unique in who He is and in what He did. He is the Son of God, and He died for us and rose again!
Understand Our Pardon: TRUSTING IN CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR
How do you "connect" with God through Jesus Christ? You must ask for forgiveness of your sins, and by faith trust in Christ as your only hope of eternal life. Romans 5:1 - "...being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Understand His Promise: ETERNAL LIFE
Romans 10:13 - "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." John 3:16 - "...that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING life."
Have you established your connection with God through Jesus Christ? If not, why not right now? In your heart understand that you are a sinner, believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for your sins and rose again, and place your faith only in Him for your eternal destiny.