Why Does Knowing God Matter?
You have just made the most important decision in life. Why does this decision matter?
One: You matter to God
God started everything in this world in a moment (Gen 1:1), and He also designed you with a specific purpose in mind (Jer 29:11). He made you so you can have a loving relationship with Him as your Father, and healthy relationships with the people around you.
Two: We almost missed out on knowing God
We all make mistakes in life, and when we reject or go against God’s purposes for us, we step into sin (Rom 3:23). Sin separates us from knowing God’s heart and from accessing His presence. Worse still, sin robs us from an eternity with God, so that life is hopeless here on Earth and beyond.
Three: This is why it is so amazing that Jesus came
Only someone who had never sinned despite having the chance to, could be a good enough substitute for our punishment. Jesus Christ came as a man, and died on the cross in our place (John 14:6). When we put our trust in Jesus, God applies what Jesus did on the cross on our lives, and forgives us!
Four: Your decision to believe Jesus literally changes your destiny
We simply need to believe in Jesus and receive Him into our hearts to gain this forgiveness and new life (John 1:12)! If you have not accepted Him yet, now is the right time to do so!
Talk about it:
- Is it hard to believe someone would take your place to be punished?
- What would believing in Jesus mean for your life now?
- What are some ways you can start reading the Word and praying in your daily life?
- What is something God spoke to you about?