Pathway to Knowing God
Man since the beginning of time has wondered and asked questions about his purpose in life questioning the existence of God, life after death, and if there is a God, can I really know Him? Does He have a plan for my life, and does He really love me in spite of my sins?
The purpose and ministry of ServingHIM is sharing God’s love, grace and mercy through health care. We believe that there is not only a God of this universe, but He is a loving God who desires to have an intimate relationship with each of us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In the beginning, God created mankind in perfect harmony and fellowship with Him. Because of man’s disobedience, sin entered the heart of man with a consequent separation from God. (Genesis 3) God’s word says,“we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The word of God says that "the payment for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him (i.e. embraces, accepts, trusts in, relies upon, clings to) should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). So God’s Son, Jesus Christ, was sent by His Father to redeem us from the slavery and bondage of sin and He paid the ransom for our freedom with His own blood that was shed on the cross. "Know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. The ransom was paid not with gold or silver, but with the shed blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" (I Peter 1:18‐19). Can we ever fathom that kind of love? "So through one man, Adam, sin entered the world and death (both spiritual and physical) through sin spread to all men because all have sinned. So also through one man Jesus Christ, God’s grace, love and forgiveness abounded to mankind" (Romans 5:12). So a just God required payment for our sin and yet a merciful God extended grace and mercy to us through His Son who paid the penalty for our sins (Romans 5:18). Our guilt and condemnation was exchanged for His righteousness and resulted in our justification of eternal life with Him (Romans 5:19). On the realization that we are all sinners and through the confession of our sins and accepting Christ’s redemptive love given for us with His sacrificial death, we then become children of God. The Bible says, “but as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). Nicodemus, in John 3:1‐5, is told by Jesus, "unless a man is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God. He must be born of water and the Spirit." When we were born physically we were birthed in water (amniotic fluid) and Jesus recognized this. However, our dead spirit inherited from Adam has to be reborn, and this is the new birth of our Spirit by the Holy Spirit and results in a gloriously changed heart and life. God desires to share His love with you and to bless you with His peace, His presence, His provision and to give you a new life in Him. Will you say “yes” to God today, confess you are a sinner and invite Jesus Christ into your heart for the forgiveness of your sins and receive eternal life through Him and with Him? What a day of remembrance this would be.
If you have just trusted Christ and exchanged your life for His, God’s Word says, “therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthian 5:17). You are now a child in the family of God. Welcome to the family and may our Lord Jesus Christ bless you in all ways as you begin a new journey with Him. This is only the beginning of a life of learning as God brings you into a new relationship with Himself.
Bible verses to help you better understand this decision
Romans 5:8 - But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Peter 2:24 - He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds, you have been healed.
1 Peter 3:18 - For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
John 3:18 - Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 3:36 - Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Romans 10:9 - If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 5:24 - Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes Him whosent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 10:27-28 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
1 Peter 2:2 - Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
John 14:23 - Jesus said, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
Philippians 4:6-7 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
1 John 5:12-13 - Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name that you may know that you have eternal life.