Knowing Jesus Christ means not just knowing about Christ, but having placed your faith and trust in His finished work on the cross. Where will you spend eternity? The Bible can provide you the assurance that you can be in Heaven with God and with His people forever. Consider Jesus’ words to a religious man: “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3.)
• The Damage Done by Sin – We are all sinners by nature and by choice. We have broken God’s law (James 2:10; 1 John 3:4) We need to be reconciled to the One we have offended. Our sins have separated us from God, placing us under the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and damnation.
• The Helplessness of Man – No human effort or work could ever atone for our sin. Good works, baptism, church membership, Communion, or anything else like these things cannot effect a new birth. We are saved only by God’s grace, through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, who alone is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)
• The Good News from God – Christ died for our sins-was buried-and rose again! Faith in the finished work of Jesus is the only basis for our soul’s salvation. The Scripture teaches us that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Hebrews 9:22.) Salvation is Jesus Christ- and to be saved is to receive Him by faith (John 1:12.) What are you depending upon at this very moment to secure your eternity with God? The Bible says, “now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2.) You can know Jesus now by acknowledging your sin, believing in His death, burial and resurrection, and confessing Him as your Lord and Savior.