February 21, 2013

At the Door: A tool for Sharing Jesus

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Knock! Knock!

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20

Who's there?

 I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6.

What do you want?

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
In me is life, and this life is the light of men John 1:4 As many as receive me, to them I give power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on my name. John 1:12 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18

The name?

Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

I'm a good person- I don't have to worry about that.

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest...come, take up the cross, and follow me. Mark 10:21 Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned. 
Romans 5:12 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. Matthew 12:36 “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.John 3:3-4

“How can someone be born -again?”

“Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:5-8 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said ... what shall we do? Acts 2:37

OK then, what am I supposed to do?

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved Acts 16:31 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38  So, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive Acts 2:38, John 7:39 for as already said, As many as receive me, to them I give power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on my name. John 1:12

 What's it mean to Repent?

Turning from sin nature to God. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; 2 Corinthians 7:10 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord Acts 3:19

Hmm. What does it mean to be baptized?

Immersed-  in water in faith in the name of Jesus. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water...Matthew 3:16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’ Acts 22:16, Acts 8:38-39. 
Immersed- in the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:4,16-18.

In conclusion:
40“Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:40-42
 

-Chantel

1 comment:

Jen said...

This would be a good Bible Study :-)