Getting to know God: An Invitation to Join God’s Family.
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Getting to know God, Getting to know God Better, Getting to know God Personally, Getting to know God Intimately & Getting to know God Through Prayer; How to become a Christian & How To Accept Jesus Christ as Savior; How to Get to know God Better, Personally, Intimately;
Getting to know God Quotes & Bible Verses; & What to do after accepting Jesus.
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How to Start, Develop & Maintain a Personal Relationship with Jesus.
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What must I do to be saved? How do I get to heaven? How do I give my life to God? How do I give my life to Jesus? How do I give my life to Christ? How to Find God? How to be born again, and How to be saved? Will God forgive me? Does God love me? Can I begin afresh with God? Will God accept me, or Am I too bad for God?
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If you have any of these questions (or anything similar), please read on! This page gives information on finding God, knowing God and growing in God – How to get to know God personally, intimately and better every day, by beginning, developing & maintaining a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer. How to be born again. Giving your life to God.
Includes Discussion on God’s Love, The sacrifice of Jesus Christ, Repentance, Forgiveness, How to Become a Christian, How to be saved, How to give your life to God, Accepting Jesus, Accepting God, How to receive salvation. Prayer to Accept Jesus Christ, Finding joy & peace in God, Accepting God, Accepting Jesus in your heart, Growing in Christ.
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If you are currently not walking with God, please allow me to invite you to join this wonderful family of God that I belong to. God created us and longs to have a personal relationship with every one of us. He doesn’t just want you to be a “Christian” by religion – It’s honestly not about religion, it’s about relationship.
God loves you so very much and longs to be your best friend, your father, your mother, your sister, your brother, your confidant, your savior, your provider, your protector, your king, your all. He is patiently waiting…
God’s desire is for us all to live and experience abundant lives in our daily walk with him. He wants us to grow in him and get to know him better every day. He longs for us to find complete joy in him, through his son Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Holy Spirit in us.
Here are some Bible Verses & Quotes to illustrate what I am saying:
Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (ESV)
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The closer we get to Jesus, the stronger and happier we become in facing life and its ordeals. Sometimes in life you may not have that certain someone to encourage and push you forward, but when you experience radical intimacy with Jesus, every aspect of life seems to just fit in and fall into place. Getting closer to Jesus is an ongoing process.
Spend quality quiet time with Jesus. Quiet time can involve you reading various gospel oriented books or listening to devotionals or even Christian music. Just taking some time off to sit and think about certain verses or passages from the Bible would also amount to quiet time. It’s frankly just isolating yourself from this noisy world and letting God know that you are waiting on him. So quality quiet time would surely make you feel closer to Jesus.
Attend church regularly. It doesn’t matter what church, as long as it is Bible based and teaches the Bible truths. Be sure when you are attending you try to engage yourself in the mass. When hymns are being sung, sing along from the heart, when scripture is being read listen intently and focus your attention on the words. Being engaged in church can have you leaving much more fulfilled and feeling closer to Jesus.
Receive the sacraments. If you belong to a church that has sacraments (the Roman Catholic church, for example) talk to a priest about receiving the sacraments. And before each one, study what their meaning is and how they will affect your walk with Jesus. Whether it be your first communion (receiving Jesus’s body) or Confirmation (confirming that you will follow Jesus), think about Jesus and pray to him to prepare yourself. Be sure to read your bible (as stated in the last step).
- Read the Bible.
The Lord has blessed you with the Bible so that you can get to know Him better, among many other reasons. So, take advantage of having this great book with you by exploring it and enjoying it. Try to also follow some of the instructions He has given you in the Bible. Try to analyse how each verse or passage can be applied in your life.
- For instance, Psalm 46 verse 1 says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”. So next time you see trouble brewing at your workplace or college or wherever, you can look it in the eye and recite this verse aloud. This will surely bring you closer to Jesus and you will feel his presence even more.
- Live by the Bible. Don’t add to it nor subtract anything––what is in the Bible,was meant to be in the Bible.
- Talk to Jesus through prayer.
To Jesus you are his precious child. He loves you no matter what problem you are facing. Tell him what you are up to or what your plans are or why you are sad or what you need and so on. He is your Father. He wants what’s best for you and most of all he wants you! Go to him for everything and you will feel closer to him in no time. He wants you to
pray in the Spirit
as well as in the understanding and He wants you to pray for other people so that
they will repent
so that they will be healed
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How can I push the worldly thoughts away to develop a closer relationship with Jesus?
Spend more time reading the bible, do not miss church services, befriend people who are good Christian models and pray without ceasing.
Why is it that when I get closer to God, I go back to my old life after a while?
You fall into your old habits because we are all sinners and keep falling into sin. Find an accountability partner to help you maintain your new habits.
Can I go to the beach for quiet time?
Of course! Going out and experiencing nature is a great way to get closer to Jesus.
Why do I feel like God does not listen to me?
He does listen to you. God will always be there for you. I have thought this, and God showed me that he was there for me. Never doubt that God doesn’t listen to you. He does listen to you, He loves you, and He blessed the world with his Son, Jesus Christ for YOU.
How should I pray?
Try using the acronym “ACTS”. This stands for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication. Tell God how much you love him, confess your sins, thank Him for your blessings, and ask for something you need.
What should I do if people take me for granted when I follow the verse where Jesus said, “Love others as you do yourself”?
While it is good to love others as Jesus loves us, we should also remember that we were made in the image of God and we are His beloved, so we do not deserve to be taken for granted. If you find yourself in a situation where someone is repeatedly taking advantage of you, love that person from a distance by praying for them, and respect the person God made you to be.
I feel like I’m saved but I do all these bad things. Why do I feel this way?
Because we are still sinners. Yes, we are saved, but, we are also being saved, and will be saved. You feel this way because you need to get closer to Jesus — the article will help.
How do I focus while reading the Bible and praying?
While reading the bible, empty your mind. Go to an isolated place, where you have privacy. Just as if you were studying. Have a pen and paper to take notes. Be a student to the Word of God.
What should I do when it seems difficult to get closer to Jesus?
Visit with a believing friend and ask for prayer. Spend time alone with Jesus just listening to worship music, intentionally not trying to get closer but trusting you are already close. Remind yourself that Jesus is ALWAYS there and always willing to draw close to you, and that this feeling of distance and difficulty is just a feeling.
What should I do if find it difficult to read the Bible?
Get somebody who is knowledgeable about the Bible to read and study with you. This way, he or she will be able to explain or clarify the parts that you don’t understand.
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- Be sincere in your prayers.
- Always be following the word of God because the rapture will come when you least expect it, nobody knows the time nor the hour so be ready.
- Don’t worry if you’re struggling, be patient and wait on God. Christianity was born of the necessity to suffer in life. Remember that God loves you and He will never abandon you.
- No matter what situation you come across, you can always call Jesus for help and guidance.
- Be around Christian people more. Listen to Christian music instead of pop. Be around nature rather than
being on your phone all the time. Set a boundary time and pray for the Holy spirit humbly.
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Getting to Know Jesus is a non-denominational Bible study of the four Gospels on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Not intending to be a theological examination or textual criticism, the study instead seeks to understand the events recorded in the Gospels in practical terms.
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— Joe Grana, D. Min., Church Ministry Department Chair, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA
Crystal Cathedral has delighted in getting acquainted with New Hope Gospel Ministries and the “Getting to Know Jesus” Bible study program. This program was thoroughly evaluated on our campus by our staff and we recommend it to those who desire to know our Lord more personally. This study is an excellent way to prepare to live eternally with Jesus by “Getting to Know Jesus”. Those who enroll in the Bible study will gain new, meaningful, and applicable insights into the life and teachings of our Savior. May God guide and bless you in your labors for His Kingdom.
— Tino Ballesteros, Minister of Christian Education, Crystal Cathedral
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— Pastor Don Ezell, Harbor Christian Center, Wilmington, CA
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— Dr. William J. Peters, Angel Fire Ministries
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In my 40 years as senior minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, I was reminded almost daily of the importance of Bible study to individual Christians specifically and to the church generally. How else can we know how to live God-honoring lives and build a church that lives out the Great Commission to make disciples? Yet surprisingly, solid, Bible-based curricula was not as plentiful as I would have expected. Glen Copple’s “Getting To Know Jesus” Bible Study helps address that deficiency by providing a superb, comprehensive and effective curriculum for local churches who want to take their members to a new level spiritually.
Here’s what I like about Glen’s series:
- It is Bible based. Each lesson focuses on related passages of scripture that illustrate a Biblical principle from the life and teaching of Jesus. Verse-by-verse commentary is provided to help illuminate the lessons from the text.
- It engages the student by employing probing questions and involving them in a discussion of the Scripture.
- It is creative. The maps, charts and outlines are very helpful in enabling the student to grasp and internalize the topic.
- It is practical. As we trained our Adult Bible Fellowship, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and other teachers at Southeast we emphasized the importance of application in teaching. How else can we expect our students to change their lives and change the culture?
I recommend “Getting To Know Jesus” because this Bible study does exactly that—it helps the participant get to know Jesus in a way that is life changing, church changing, and culture changing.
— Bob Russell, retired Senior Minister, Southwest Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky