KNOWING GOD

God's desire for us: Knowing Him, Peace with Him, Abundant and Eternal Life

"Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."- Jesus Christ (John 17:3) 

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - Jesus Christ (John 10:10b)

"...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." - Apostle Paul (Romans 5:1b)

"I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me." - Jesus (John 10:14)

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." - Jesus (John 10:27)

"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." - Jesus Christ (John 3:16)


Our sin separates us from God and causes spiritual death

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear."- Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 59:2)

"For the wages of sin is death."- Apostle Paul (Romans 6:23a)

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."- Apostle Paul (Romans 3:23)

"Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are proved right when You speak and justified when You judge."- King David (Psalms 51:4)


God's Law, Justice, and Wrath

"Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin."- Apostle Paul (Romans 3:20)

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness."- Apostle Paul (Romans 1:18)


God's Love and Mercy through Jesus Christ

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."- Apostle Paul (Romans 6:23)

"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."- Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 53:5-6)

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."- Apostle Paul (Romans 5:8)

"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."- Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."- Apostle Paul (Ephesians 1:7)


Salvation through Christ only. Salvation by grace, not works

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."- Jesus Christ (John 4:6)

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."- Apostle Peter (Acts 4:12)

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."- Apostle Paul (Ephesians 2:8-9)

"He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy."- Apostle Paul (Titus 3:5a)


Believe (have faith) in Christ

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes (has faith) in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."- Jesus Christ (John 3:16)

"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."- Apostle Paul (Romans 10:9)

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."- Jesus Christ (John 5:24)


Turn away from your old ways, and turn to God (Repent)

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."- Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:17)

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out"- Apostle Peter (Acts 3:19)

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."- Apostle John (1 John 1:9)

"Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon."- Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 55:7)


God's promise to those who receive and believe in Jesus Christ

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."- Apostle John (John 1:12)


Following Jesus

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me."- Jesus (Matthew 16:24)

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."- Jesus (Matthew 22:37)

"If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him."- Jesus (John 12:26)

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."- Jesus (John 10:27)

"Do you love Me?"- Jesus (John 21:17)


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