Welcome to Part one of our eight-week Bible study titled New Beginnings. This is a course that is taught to new believers but fear not, those that are already believers, it never hurts to have a refresher course.In future weeks you will learn:
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- Publicly declare your faith
- Share Jesus with Others
- Study your bible
- Learn to pray
- Be faithful to a church
- Allow Jesus to control your life
This week we are going to work on showing you God’s world and where you stand. This is the introduction to the remaining parts of this series.
We do have a worksheet if you should choose to use it. Send us an email and we will send it to you. If you have already accepted Jesus as your Savior (You haven’t gone any further) send us an email and we will send you a Spiritual Certificate.
We all must believe that the Lord created the heaven and the earth and everything in it. (Genesis 1:1 – 2:3)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but today I have some. No matter whether you are a believer or not we are all sinners, WE ARE ALL SINNERS! Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God”,
This fact is supported in the first book of the Scriptures which is the authority of believers, tells us how sin was created and how it is determined that we are all sinners.
When Adam & Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit, they disobeyed our creator. Therefore, we will always fall short leaving us as sinners.
Romans 3:24 “We are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”,
Jesus died on the cross to give us all salvation and eternal life. All we must do is believe and ask God to save us to see the separation between us and God which is our sin.
So those of us that are believers, we need to reaffirm our belief in God. We need to let God know that we are serious.
For our non-believers, we going to teach you the easiest way possible. We are going to teach you the Salvation alphabet. Three easy letters:
Admit First, you must admit to God that you are a sinner. 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”,
Believe You must believe that Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, rose again on the third day and sits at the right hand of the father. Those that believes receives eternal life. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”, This is probably the most known bible verse in all the bible.
Confess You must confess your faith in Jesus Christ to the world. Some easy ways to do that is to come forth and speak to one of us up here at the front during the altar call, or arrange to be baptized are just a couple ways. Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”,
Now once we have reaffirmed our commitment to God or we have accepted Jesus into our lives we must work harder to come as close to the glory of God as possible. We do this in the following ways:
Life Rules The Ten Commandments scripted by God are the rules we as believers must follow. (Exodus 20:3-17)
Shout Out Believers are commanded by God which we refer to as the great Commission: (Matthew 28:19-20)
Serve The bible says that we are to serve. Find an area and go show God’s love by serving. (Matthew 25: 35-40)
As we come to the end of part one, we have become a member of the believer community or we have re-confirmed our faith.