From the day you were born, you have been on a quest. You have been searching for something more, because deep down inside, you have a sense that life must have some kind of meaning and purpose beyond mere existence. Maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re the only person who feels this way.

You aren’t. Deep down inside, we are all searching.

Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, healthy or sick, male or female—you were designed to know God in a deep and personal way. You were made to have a relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

HOW DO YOU START A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?

1. Realize and admit that you are a sinner.
No matter how hard we might try to live a good life, we still fall short of being a truly “good” person. That is because we are all sinners (Romans 3:23). The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10). God created us to spend eternity with Him, but our sin has separated us from Him

2. 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 were still sinners”(Romans 5:8 ). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

3. Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19). The word repent means to change our direction in life; to turn 180 degrees – away from the sin in our lives, and toward a life spent following Jesus. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.

4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your heart, and life. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in . . . .”.
(Revelation 3:20)

Regardless of what your life has become, Jesus is offering you His hand, and inviting you to become what He created you to be – a child of God. If you would like to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, then respond to His invitation, and pray:

Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life to you. I confess you and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior. Help me to follow you all the days of my life. Thank you for saving me. Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer sincerely, then you can know that Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you, and He will help you live a new life – and that you will spend eternity in heaven. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.
(1 John 1:9)

Welcome to the Family of God!
We encourage you to get in touch with us so that we can help encourage you in your new relationship with God. If you live near Las Vegas, NV., then we’re also extending an invitation for you to join in fellowship with us. We would love to see you!

Feel free to call our office (702-437-5673) if you would like to talk to a staff member about what it means to follow Jesus and to know God. You’d make our day if you called! If you prefer, you can click ”here” and fill out the short form.
Pastor Bob Coy (at another Calvary Chapel) has an easy explanation of How we can know God.

If you would like to read a popular, concise explanation of the Gospel that has stood the test of time, click here: Four Spiritual Laws.