Some of you may believe, but you are not sure if you have ever received. You come to a place like this and you hear people talk with such passion about their relationsip with God.

They have a personal, authentic, deep relationship with God; you hear them talk this way and in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “Why is it not like that with me? Why does God seem so distant from me?”.

Could it be that you believed the right stuff (which is great), but there’s never ever really been a point in time where you have received Jesus as your forgiver and leader; received His free gift of His grace?

And thus, according to John 1:12, become an authentic child of God.

– Lee Strobel