Why Do You Exist?

To Know & Enjoy God.

Seriously. You were created to know God in a personal way--to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

How do you start a relationship with God?

Recognize that you are a sinner.

No matter how good of a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person by God's standard. This is the bad news. The bible says in Romans 3:23 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." We cannot become who we are made to be without Jesus Christ.

Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.

The Bible tells us that, "God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." This is the good news, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place though we do not deserve it.

Repent of your sin.

The Bible tells us, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." The word 'repent' means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.

Receive Jesus Christ into your life.

Becoming a Christian is not merely believing a creed or going to church, it is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in..." If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, pray this prayer and mean it from your heart:

"Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead, defeating sin & death forever. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord & Savior. Thank you for saving me, and lead me all the days of my life. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved."
~Romans 10:9-10