Knowing God

Sermon Materials: Knowing God

Question 1: Do you know for absolutely certain if you were to die today that you would wake up in Heaven?

_____________ Yes _____________ No _____________ Not Certain _____________ Hope So

Or, are you still working on it?

_____________ Yes _____________ No

Question 2: If something did happen to you and you found yourself standing before God, and He said to you, “Why should I let you into My Heaven?”  What would you say to Him? _______________________________________________________________________________


~ Most people don’t realize that the Bible was written so that we would know for __________ that we can have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)

 ~ Most people don’t realize that the Bible says that Heaven (eternal life) is a _______   _________ and it is not ___________ nor _______________. (Romans 6:23 & Ephesians 2:8,9)

 ~ Most people realize they are sinners, but don’t believe their sins deserve the _________ penalty, and few realize they cannot _________ themselves. (Romans 3:23 & Matthew 5:48)

 ~ The Bible says that God is merciful (1 John 4:8b), but God is also _________ and must punish _________. (Exodus 34:7b)

 ~ The Bible says that Jesus Christ is _________ (John 1:1, 14; 20:28) and that He died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the _____________ for our sins (Isaiah 53:6) and to _______________ a place in heaven for us.

 ~ The Bible says this gift of eternal life (Heaven) is received by __________. (Ephesians 2:8,9)

 ~ Not just head knowledge (James 2:19), nor just _________________ faith.  But saving faith is transferring all your _____________ onto Jesus Christ  __________ for eternal life. (Acts 16:31)

 ~Receive Jesus Christ as your ____________ and make Him ____________ of your life. (Revelation 3:20)

 If this makes sense to you and you want to receive the gift of eternal life, then please join in this prayer to God:

                “Dear Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe you sent your Son, Jesus, who died and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for my sins and purchase a place in Heaven for me.  Lord Jesus, come into my life; take control of my life: and save me.  I repent of my sins and now place my trust in You alone for my salvation.  I accept Your gift of eternal life and thank You for it. Amen.”

 If this prayer is the sincere desire of your heart, look at what Jesus promises to those who trust in Him: (John 6:47) “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.”

 Welcome to the family of God! To grow in your faith please practice the following on a regular basis: Pray (talk to God); read your Bible; worship in a church that honors Jesus Christ and teaches the Bible; fellowship with other Christians; and witness by telling others what God has done for you.