DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

 
 

Our Mission at Calvary Frisco is “knowing Jesus and making Him known.”

We believe when the Bible said in 2 Peter 3:9 that the LORD is, “…not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” – that this is true and applies to “all.” This means you and me – all of us.
 
The Bible also tells us in 1 John 2:2 that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was not only for ‘religious’ people but actually says, “And He [Jesus] Himself is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”
 
This means that Jesus is more concerned about your tomorrow than your today. Jesus didn’t die for perfect people (because no one is perfect ~ Romans 3:10) He died for people who sinned and forsook Him. Romans 3:23  says, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” He died for the whole world.
 

Knowing God doesn’t make you perfect. Coming to God doesn’t mean you need to be perfect. It means you know Who is perfect and you decide, “I need to change the direction I am going or the life I am living and I acknowledge there is a GOD bigger than me. I need His help and I am ready to accept it.” Of course this doesn’t mean all your problems will magically disappear, but it does mean there is help and hope.

KNOWING GOD

To know God, you must be born again. To become born again you need to come to the LORD and really take on a new way of thinking.
 
This is known as “repentance.” It is an admission that I have sinned against God (which is huge) but it also means that since I am repenting, I will not do those wrong things, and I change the way I used to go about everyday life. So we are a different person, so to speak. Couple that with receiving Jesus in your heart – and there you have it ~ a ”born again” believer of Jesus Christ – just like Jesus said in John 3:1-21, Look to Jesus Christ, who died for your sins on the cross, and believe in Him and His love for you, and that transformation, will take place.
 
So the big question, “Have you been born again by the Spirit of God?” If not, the process is very simple.

The Bible says:

  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ~ Romans 3:23
  • Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ~ Acts 3:19
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life ~
        John 3:16
  • If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved     
        ~ Romans 10:9
 

If you want to be born again and start a personal relationship with God, even having the assurance that your sins have been forgiven, here is a suggested prayer…

Father, I come to you, confessing my sins and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins, and live in a way that will please You. And so I ask for Your help, Lord. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.

I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend.

I also thank You, because You’ve said that whoever comes to You, You will in no way cast out. Thank you for giving me a new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You. Make me what You want me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
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What Next

If you have decided to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are now born again. Here are a few things that will help you to grow as a Christian…

PRAY—prayer is like a telephone line that goes directly to God. It’s important to spend time talking to Him every day; the more, the better (Philippians 4:6).

READ THE BIBLE—the Bible is like a love letter from God. The more you read it, the more you’ll fall in love with Him (1 Peter 2:2).

FELLOWSHIP—you need to have friends who share your beliefs and who can encourage you. This is why it’s so important to find a good, Bible-believing church where you can meet other Christians (Hebrews 10:24-25).

WITNESS TO OTHERS—share your faith in Jesus Christ with others. Pray that the Lord will reveal how you should witness and when (Mark 16:15).

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We want to help you Know God, this is an online method of introducing you to Christ Jesus the LORD.
We hope this is a helpful tool but we would love to talk with you and we would love to meet you.
We are not here to judge – we just want to help you on your journey with GOD.
Feel free to call us (512-715-4463) or email us.  One of our pastors would love to talk with you
about this in more detail or answer any questions you may have.
 

God bless you, and we pray that you continue to grow closer to the Lord every day!