Life with out passion is not worth living! The good news is that you too can find passion. In fact, finding passion is actually very simple. Real passion can only be found by entering into a relationship with the One who creates passion. His name is Jesus. Finding passion starts by establishing a relationship with Him. When you make Jesus the ruler of your life you will find that you have a new passion for life and living. We realize you may have some questions about this new relationship with Jesus.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR?
Have you ever accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? Before you answer, allow me to explain the question. To properly understand this question, you must first properly understand “Jesus Christ,” “personal” and “Savior.”
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
Many people will acknowledge Jesus Christ as a good man, great teacher, or even a prophet of God. These things are most definitely true of Jesus, but they do not define who He truly is. The Bible tells us that Jesus is God in the flesh, God become a human being (see John 1:1,14). God came to earth to teach us, heal us, correct us, forgive us – and die for us! Jesus Christ is God, the Creator, the sovereign Lord. Have you accepted this Jesus?
WHAT IS A SAVIOR AND WHY DO WE NEED ONE?
The Bible tells us that we have all sinned, we have all committed evil acts (Romans 3:10-18). As a result of our sin, we are worthy of God’s anger and judgment. The only just punishment for sins committed against an infinite and eternal God is an infinite punishment (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:11-15). That is why we need a Savior! Jesus Christ came to earth and died in our place. Jesus’ death, as God in the flesh, was an infinite payment for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins (Romans 5:8). Jesus paid the price so that we would not have to. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead proved that His death was sufficient to pay the penalty for our sins. That is why Jesus is the one and only Savior (John 14:6; Acts 4:12)! Are you trusting in Jesus as your Savior?
IS JESUS YOUR “PERSONAL” SAVIOR?
Many people view Christianity as attending church, performing rituals, not committing certain sins. That is not Christianity. True Christianity is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Accepting Jesus as your personal Savior means placing your own personal faith and trust in Him. No one is saved by the faith of others. No one is forgiven by doing certain deeds. The only way to be saved is to personally accept Jesus as your Savior, trusting His death as the payment for your sins, and His resurrection as your guarantee of eternal life (John 3:16). Is Jesus personally your Savior? If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, all you have to do is talk (pray) to Him. Remember, saying this prayer or any other prayer will not save you. It is only trusting in Christ that can save you from sin. This prayer is simply a way to express to God your faith in Him and thank Him for providing for your salvation. You can simply use your own words to express your need for passion. However, if you need a guide you can pray the following. “God, I know that I have sinned against you and deserve punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I receive your offer of forgiveness and place my trust in You for salvation. I accept Jesus as my personal Savior! Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness the gift of eternal life! I ask you to fill my life with Your passion. Amen!”
Your new relationship with Jesus is not based on feelings. It is based on fact. Jesus is now in your life. Everything will change. It is very important to get involved with people who can help you grow in your passion for God. We invite you to join us at Passion each week. We will help you grow in your walk with Jesus and we will help you find healthy relationships that continue to feed this passion.
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