Knowing God

I Want to Know God

Have you come to a point where you are ready to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior? When people talk about “becoming a Christian,” this is what they mean. At First Southern, we say this is as simple as “A-B-C.” It’s not necessarily easy, but simple:

A – Acknowledge that you have failed God

The word “sin” actually means “missing the mark” that God has set for you. Everyone has missed the mark and, therefore, sinned. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 NIV).

B – Believe in Jesus

The word “believe” means to have more than “head knowledge” of Jesus. It actually means a belief that leads to an action. That action is placing total trust and faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins. The Bible says, “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. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10 NIV).

C – Commit your life to follow Jesus

When you have placed your full trust in Jesus, it’s only natural that you will want to live your life in a way that glorifies Him. His Word in the Bible and the Holy Spirit that will live within you will help guide you in living that life daily. Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” (Luke 9:23-24 NIV)Coming to know Jesus begins by simply acknowledging to God in your own words that you have failed to live up to His holy standards and need His help to live your life. You can receive Christ right now by faith.


If you have made a commitment today to begin to follow God we would like to know about it! You have now begun the most exciting journey of your life! You were not meant to take this journey alone, however. We would love to partner with you as you begin to grow in your new faith. If you or have questions and would like to talk with a minister, contact us at 620-251-6980 or  We would love to hear about your decision and hope you will join us for worship service at 10:30 a.m.