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A real relationship with God

Here you will find some common questions that people have when they begin searching for a relationship with God.  With any relationship, it requires asking question to get to know the other person.  The Bible is full of answers about who God is and what His personality is like.  It is our desire that this page will answer some important questions for you, and help you begin a relationship with the God who created you.

There is a form at the bottom of this page for you to be able to contact us with any additional questions you may have.  We would love to know that you have read through this page, so please feel free to contact us!  We are glad to be a part of helping you take your next step on your spiritual journey!

 

Does God love me?

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  — Jeremiah 31:3

God loves you, and He loves you more than you even know!  He can forgive you no matter what you have done.  He wants to forgive you.  He wants to have a relationship with you.  God loves you, and the Bible says that God sent His Son, Jesus from heaven to this earth for you.  Jesus was a real person who came to this earth to take the penalty for your sins.

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”  — John 3:16

It doesn’t make any difference how far you try to run from God.  He loves you.  His eye is on you.  He sees you.  God has a plan for your life.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.”
  — Jeremiah 29:11

God created you, and you are important to God.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.  15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.  
— Psalm 139:13-16

 

Who is Jesus?  What does His life, death and resurrection mean for me?

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

Many go through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching − a blank canvas waiting for a picture of purpose to be painted on us.  What does it all mean?  A relationship with God is how you can find that purpose.  The Bible tells us very clearly that it is only through Jesus that we can live eternally with God.

 

Can God really change my life?

No matter who you are or how you’ve lived your life, God will accept you.  By trusting in God alone to save you, you can experience His love and forgiveness.

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.  Is anything too hard for me?
  — Jeremiah 32:27

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”   — Revelation 3:20

17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”  — 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

What do I have to do to go to heaven?

God isn’t waiting to judge you.  God isn’t waiting to condemn you.  He’s waiting to have a relationship with you.  If you trust in Him alone to save you and make Him the leader of your life, He will accept you with love, with open arms, and forgive all your sins.  This is not an easy thing to do.  Giving up control over your life is hard.  It takes trust, faith, and a life long commitment to follow Him, but it is possible!

“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.”  — Romans 10:9

“To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”  — John 1:12

He asked, “‘What must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.’”  — Acts 16:30,31

God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.

 

How do I do that?

You must first admit that, like everyone else, you are a sinner.  Being sinners means that we are imperfect and do wrong; we fall short of God’s perfect standard.  It also means we are separated from Him and deserve His judgment.

23 “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”  — Romans 3:23

But He loves us!  God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.  He died for your sins.  He was punished so you don’t have to be.  Not only that; death did not defeat Him.  After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, alive again!

Trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice for you is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him.  We urge you to take this step of faith today.  To do that, simply talk to God – this is called praying – and tell Him you believe in His Son.  There is no “magic prayer” that makes this happen, but we would like to help you find the words to say today.  Here is a prayer that you can pray right now if you are ready to trust in God alone to save you and to make Him the leader of your life!

 

Dear Jesus,

I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life.  I ask your forgiveness and now turn away from the things that I know are wrong.  Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins.  Please come into my life and be with me forever.  I trust in you alone to save me and I want you to be the leader of my life.

Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen.

 

What’s my next step?

If you prayed this prayer, let us be the first to say congratulations!  This was the most important decision you have ever made!  It is important to know that once you have done this, you never have to do it again.  There was nothing you did to deserve this free gift from God and there is nothing you can do to lose it.  You are forever His friend!

38 “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  — Romans 8:38-39

If you don’t have a church home, you need one!  You are invited to experience one of our relevant gathering environments where people of all ages can learn what it means to follow Jesus. We have two identical gatherings each Sunday at 9:15 am & 11:00 am.  All gatherings are held at the Garnet Valley Middle School.  Here you will find a relevant and fun atmosphere where you are free to ask questions.  You will be able to find real relationships with others and find significance in your life.

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