RENEW YOUR MIND - EXPLORE THE WORD.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2
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WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?
PRAYERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Becoming comfortable with prayer takes practice. And yet—if we want to grow in our faith, it’s important that we’re able to have honest conversations with our relational God. The following prayers were written based off of scripture (New Century Version) and provide adaptive wording to make it personal.
ABOUT GODGod is the loving Creator, the one true, holy God. God is eternal, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful. The Bible teaches that God exists in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit -each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes and qualities of deity. In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it. He continues to sustain His creation today by His sovereign power. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 7:9, Matthew 3:16-17)
ABOUT JESUS CHRISTJesus Christ is referred to in the Bible as the Son of God. He was and is 100% God in every way. By a miraculous conception and virgin birth He became a man and walked on earth for about 33 years. He lived a life of perfect obedience to God the Father and voluntarily sacrificed his life for the sins of all mankind by dying on the cross as our substitute. After three days in the grave, God raised Him from the dead. He later ascended into heaven, and is now reunited with the Father. Forgiveness of our sins and right relationship with God are found through Him alone. At the end of time, He will come again to bring judgment to those who continue to rebel against God, and eternal life to those who have trusted in Him. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 & John 3:16
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRITA genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ will be seen in the life of a believer by holiness and obedience. The Bible teaches that at the point of salvation, God sends the Holy Spirit to live within all believers and guide them in knowing and understanding the will of God. The Holy Spirit empowers every believer with gifts for encouraging and building up the church. The Bible also teaches that the evidence of the Spirit working in a believer will be a wonderful mix of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Gal 5:22-23, Rom 8:1-17
THE BIBLEBaptism (immersion in water) is what the Bible says should be our response to the good news of Jesus Christ. The book of Acts clearly shows this - every conversion story taught in Acts tells of the one converted being baptized. However, many teach today that baptism is not necessary for salvation. But what does the Bible say about baptism? The Bible says that... - Baptism is required by Jesus to become His disciple (Matthew 28:19). - It is at the point of baptism that our sins are washed away (Acts 22:16). - When we are baptized, we receive forgiveness of sins (as well as the gift of the Holy Spirit!) (Acts 2:38). - Baptism buries us into the death of Christ and raises us to a new life (Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12). - We put on Christ in baptism (Galatians 3:27).
ABOUT BAPTISMThe book of Acts in the New Testament tells the story of the first generation of Christ followers. As they learned about their sin and the sacrifice of Jesus to be their Savior, people believed the message and began turning to God for salvation. They expressed their faith in two ways: 1. Verbally - they acknowledged their need for a savior and their belief that Jesus was the way. 2. Baptism - they were immediately baptized. Baptism was a decision and choice made by believers. Following that practice, we do not baptize infants. Only adults and children who are old enough to make this decision for themselves are baptized. Baptism in the Bible was done by immersion - completely covering a person in water. John 3:16, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38
ABOUT SALVATIONFrom the beginning, God desired a relationship with His creation. In the beginning that was possible for Adam & Eve, but when they rebelled and chose to go their own way, they were alienated from God and began to suffer the consequences of that decision. This is often referred to as “the fall of man” because man fell out of that perfect relationship with God. This took place at the very beginning of human history, and all people since have suffered the same consequences for sin. Since it was man who broke the relationship, the only way it can be restored is for God to offer forgiveness. God offers forgiveness through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ. We accept this offer by faith, repentance, confession, and obedience expressed in baptism. (Acts 2:22-41)
ABOUT HUMAN DESTINYIn the Bible we find, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 and "for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body, and a judgment day that will determine the fate of each individual. The Bible teaches that each individual will be judged based on their own actions. Unbelievers - those who have rejected God in this life - will be separated from God forever. Believers will be received into the eternal presence of God and will be rewarded for their faith and obedience. (2 Cor 5:10, Heb 9:27-28)