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How To Acquire Salvation and Eternal Life For Yourself

 You Must ‘Work Out’ Your Salvation | Implying that you have to do something; to act

My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more. So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved. Philippians 2:12 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved.”

“Fear and trembling before God acknowledge that He is the Almighty and we are His children and children need to have a reverential respect and regard for Him as natural children should have for their parents.” – excerpt from article by Jack Wellman


Who And What Is The Believer Of Christ?

Forgiven

(To forgive is to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, sin, etc.); absolve.)
Christ Nailed to the Cross- Gerard David (circa 1450:1460–1523)
Christ Nailed to the Cross- Gerard David (circa 1450:1460–1523)

Christ sacrificed his life’s blood to set us free, which means that our sins are now forgiven. Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding,  Ephesians 1:7  Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“Christ did this because God was so kind to us. God has great wisdom and understanding, …”

 Every one of the prophets has said that all who have faith in Jesus will have their sins forgiven in his name. Acts 10:43 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

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Love Jesus

Give Me Jesus- artist unknown

 

Give Me Jesus- artist unknown

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:15-17 New International Version (NIV)


 Love the Lord

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)


Love God & Treat Others Like You Want to be Treated

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39 New International Version (NIV)


Be Kind

Be Kind- artist unknown

 

Be Kind- artist unknown

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. Colossians 3:12-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 

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Bible Tips on Prayer

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Philippians 4:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

Make Your Prayer Life More Rewarding With Faith


What Is Faith?

Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV) But Jesus told the woman, “Because of your faith, you are now saved. May God give you peace!” Luke 7:50 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Faith Moves Mountains
Jesus replied: “It is because you don’t have enough faith! But I can promise you this. If you had faith no larger than a mustard seed, you could tell this mountain to move from here to there. And it would. Everything would be possible for you.” Matthew 17:20-21 Contemporary English Version (CEV) “…If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for.” Matthew 21:22 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith. Mark 11:24 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“…If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for.”


Guidelines to Prayer

  • But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. Matthew 5:44 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  • When you pray, don’t be like those show-offs who love to stand up and pray in the meeting

 

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How To Succeed In The Christian Life


Rely on the Holy Spirit.

Dove breaking through with color- Latimer Ramsey
But the Holy Spirit will come upon you and give you power. Then you will tell everyone about me in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and everywhere in the world.” Acts 1:8 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
 
Don’t destroy yourself by getting drunk, but let the Spirit fill your life. Ephesians 5:18 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
“The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit doesn’t speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen” John 16:13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth.”


Pray without ceasing.

…and never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians
5:17 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 
 
Jesus told his disciples a story about how they should keep on praying and never give up: Luke 18:1 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Search Scriptures daily.

Make time for GodYou search the Scriptures, because you think you will find eternal life in them. The Scriptures tell about me… John 5:39 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The people in Berea were much nicer than those in Thessalonica, and they gladly accepted the message. Day after day they studied the Scriptures to see if these things were true.  Acts 17:11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
 
 

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Nature Is Our Gift From God To Help Keep Us Positive


The Greatness of God

Tell the heavens and the earth to be glad and celebrate! Command the ocean to roar with all of its creatures and the fields to rejoice with all of their crops. Then every tree in the forest will sing joyful songs to the Lord… Psalm 96:11-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Connect with Nature

…Communing with nature is also an excellent way to unlock your creativity and generate new ideas. Newton formulated the laws of gravity while relaxing under an apple tree. Likewise Swiss designer George de Mestral developed Velcro after examining the burdock burrs that cling to his dog while he hiked in the mountains. Natural surroundings serve to stifle the endless chatter that fills our minds so that our true brilliance can be liberated. And while you spend time enjoying nature, observe your surroundings with deep concentration. Study the complexity of a flower or the way the current moves in a sparkling stream. Take your shoes off and feel the grass under your feet. Give silent thanks that you have the privilege of enjoying these special gifts of nature. Many people do not.**

As Mahatma Gandhi observed, “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.”

 **from book “Who Will Cry When You Die” by Robin S. Sharma, chapter 45

Jesus Christ Redeems All Creation by Rev. Peter Sawtell

(Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15-20
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will
 
 

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Temptation

You Are Tempted To Do Wrong | What to do?


You Are Never Given More Than You Can Handle

You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

“You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted.”


Stay Awake

“…Stay awake and pray that you won’t be tested. You want to do what is right, but you are weak.” Matthew 26:41 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Don’t Give Up

“But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up.”

Deep Roots of Sin- artist unknown
Deep Roots of Sin- artist unknown
The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it. But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up. Luke 8:13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

God Rescues The Godly From Temptation

If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 2 Peter 2:9 New International Version (NIV)

 

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