If there is a God, would you say you know Him?
Jesus said in John 17:3 that in order to have eternal life someone needed to know God and His Son whom He had sent.
Jesus explained that in order for a person to know for sure that they have eternal life is to have a personal relationship with God. Another way of thinking about your relationship with God is by recognizing that He is your friend.
If you have or have had a friend, you know how that kind of relationship works, right?
You get to know each other by spending time with one another. The more time you spend with the person, the more you come to trust them.
The Bible says God created us in His image.
Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27).
Part of having God’s image in us means He created us to live with Him forever. Even more importantly, He created us to have a friendship with Him.
That friendship, however, has been marred by our lack of trust in Him. In turn, lack of trust in God always results in disobedience to Him. Just as it is impossible to call someone a friend who keeps violating trust, so we have violated trust in God again and again when we sin.
Only through a friendship with God can we find meaning in life.
Our creator God is the one who can help us live life to the fullest. It is vital to get to know God because only He knows our purpose. He created us, and the closer we get to Him, the more He will reveal all He has in store for our lives.
Another reason to draw close to God is that without a friendship with Him we are hopeless for an eternity with Him. He not only created us to enjoy life with Him now, but also to live with Him forever in Heaven.
Paul wrote to the believers in the city of Ephesus to explain that at one time they were separate from Christ and therefore without hope. But, now that they believed in Jesus, they had been brought near to God through the blood of Christ (ref. Ephesians 2:12-14).
To know God is to have hope for eternal life and to have meaning for this life.
That’s why Jesus said eternal life was to know God (John 17:3).Jesus Christ said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Knowing God is living life to the full here on earth and having a hope in life eternal when we leave this planet.
Our prayer is that you come to know Him as your friend! Find Your Relationship With God
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“GCO takes the message of God’s salvation to the streets to share hope for people in need of his love and grace. Experiencing hundreds of men, women and children accepting Christ is the most beautiful work God has given us with the privilege to do. Every Christian should be encouraged to learn the simple presentation and join in the work of this worthy ministry.” -Bonita
“My daughter, Krysta, and I had the opportunity to evangelize with GCO in a park in Oceanside. We got to share the Gospel with people we didn’t know for the first time. People flocked to our table wanting to hear about who Jesus is. It was a day we will remember into eternity!” -Lara
“My constant prayer for my children is that they will take their place in this world to win their generation for Christ. The training from the Gospel Colors class and the park outreach equipped my ten-year old daughter to do what many adults have never done — to clearly share her faith and lead someone to Christ!” -Cynthia
“So glad my daughter had the opportunity to build such confidence in sharing the good news. I love the fact that she now LOVES sharing the gospel and will do so to anyone who will listen. What a great skill to have at such a young age. Thank you.” -Jenn
“As a direct result of our partnership with GCO, New Song has been able to lead over 5,000 people to Christ in the last three years. What could be better?” -Hal Seed, Sr. Pastor, New Song Community Church 2014
“I am humbled and honored to pray for GCO, their missionaries, mission trips and most of all for the Holy Spirit’s leading in everything they do, everyone they share Christ with, and the lives that are impacted by them on a daily basis. GCO is a huge blessing to our community. If you have not been on a Mission trip with GCO, I would encourage you too. It was a life changing experience for me, I am forever changed, and will be forever grateful. Thank you Jesus for GCO, continue to richly poor out your blessings upon this wonderful ministry!” -Rufina
“Never did I imagine myself walking the streets sharing the Gospel, and never did I imagine the overwhelming joy I experienced while doing it.” -Matt