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August 5, 2018 - Bible Text:

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The second sermon in our series; "Mission Possible"

This week's scripture: John 17:1-5

What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you?

You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.

The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ.

  1. God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
  2. All of us sin and our sin has separated us from God.
  3. Jesus Christ is God's only provision for our sin. Through Him we can know and experience God's love and plan for our life. 
  4. We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.

Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.

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Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Mission Possible

The second sermon in our series; “Mission Possible”
This week’s scripture: John 17:1-5
What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you?
You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.
The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ.

God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
All of us sin and our sin has separated us from God.
Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for our sin. Through Him we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our life. 
We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.

Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
from cru.org