Are you on the right track?
“I AM the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
“I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12
the bread of
life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me
shall never thirst.”
“I AM the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved…” John 10:9
“I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” John 10:11
“I AM the true vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5
“I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?.” John 11:25,26
FACT FAITH FEELING
FACT: The Bible gives us the absolute truth that applies to all people, of all nations, for all times. “But God demonstrated His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
FAITH: Just as you would place your complete and total trust in your parachute before you jump from a plane you must put your total and complete trust in Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9
FEELING: Our salvation is not based on the way we feel but in the fact that our faith is founded in the word of God. But Jesus did say, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you...These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15: 7&11
Please consider the words of Jesus carefully as your ultimate conclusion and decision will have eternal consequences. You can pray, right now, to receive Christ into your life today. You will never, ever regret it and if you will “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness", (Matthew 6:33) your life will dramatically change for the best.
Jesus come into my life, be merciful to me a sinner, forgive
me of all my sins and make Yourself real to me, fill me now with Your Holy
Spirit to help me live for You all the days of my life. In
Jesus name. Amen.”
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears My words and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned: he has crossed over from death to life.” 1 The Bible says, “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins...But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ” 2 Again the Bible says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set men free from the law of sin and death 3...Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” 4
Growing in your new life
Track 1 - Read your Bible
The Bible tells us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”.5 There are four basic things you will need to do if you want to grow into a strong healthy follower of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says, “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby”.6 Just as a newborn baby needs milk for nourishment to grow into a strong healthy child so must we desire the “pure milk of the word” that we may be nourished and grow into a strong healthy child of God. Following are some scriptures to meditate on, (think about them).
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16,17
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” James 1:22
We suggest a good place to begin in your Bible reading is in I John, as it is only five chapters long. Then the Gospel of John and Ephesians. They are in the New Testament of the Bible.
Track 2 - Pray each day IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Prayer is simply talking to God. Begin to form the habit of talking to God each morning and throughout the day as needs arise. You may want to read and memorize the following portions of scripture.
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” I John 5:14,15
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Read what Jesus said about prayer in Matthew 6:5-15.
Track 3 - Attend Church
It is absolutely very important for you to find a good Christ centered Bible Church. Now that you are a new creation in Christ, (II Corinthians 5:17) “our adversary the devil” (I Peter 5:8) wants to do all he can to keep you from growing in your new found faith and to know Jesus as your Savior, Lord and friend.
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching”. Hebrews 10:24,25
“Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:19-21
Track 4 - Be a witness
Witness means “first-hand experience.” Telling others what God has done for you personally is one of the most powerful tools you have in leading others to Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, (right were you live; City, State, Country) and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
II Peter 3:18
God Bless you!
All scripture quoted on the opening paragraph of "Switching" is from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible unless otherwise stated. References are from: 1 - John 5:24 New International Version (NIV). 2 - Ephesians 2:1,4,5 NKJV. 3 - Romans 8:1,2 NIV. 4 - 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV. 5 - 2 Peter 3:18 NKJV. 6 - 1 Peter 2:2 NKJV.