PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR:
Receive your salvation that is given to us by the grace of God: a free gift, unmerited favor, undeserved blessing, the gift of eternal life, unconditional love.
Will you respond to the unconditional love given to us by our creator?
What you need to do to receive this free gift
Realize that all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Read Romans 3:9-12, 23
We need deliverance from sin, evil, wickedness, and the power of death.
God our creator loves us so unconditionally that He gave us this free gift in the person of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Read John 3:16-18
THE FIRST CALL TO THE KINGDOM IS REPENTANCE
Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. Mark 1:15
Repentance is a decision that results in a change of mind, which in turn leads to a change of purpose and action
What are the implications of biblical repentance?
Renouncing and turning away from sin
Submission and the willingness to be taught the word of God.
Continued refreshing and renewing of your mind by studying the word of God.
There is no birth into the Kingdom of God without:
Hearing the call to salvation. Read Isaiah 1:18-19 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
Renunciation of sin. Read Acts 3:19 and 1 John 1:7-10
Turning away from sin and receiving Jesus Christ the savior. Read John 1:11-13 and Romans 10:8-17
Upon repentance, a new order of life opens up to the believer in JESUS CHRIST.
Without new birth there is no life and no relationship with God. Read John 3:3, 14:6
In new birth, new perspective comes as we seek the Kingdom of God (Read Matthew 6:33-34). God's word becomes clear and the Holy Spirit works and wonders are experienced and faith becomes alive.
Through new birth, we enter into a new spiritual realm where God's Kingdom order can be realized. Read 2 Corinthians 5:10-21
New birth is more than simply being saved.
There will be no growing in the Kingdom without:
Obedience to Jesus' commandments.
A child like responsiveness as a disciple of Jesus, submitting to the revealed will of God. Hebrews 4:12-16
There will be no lifelong multiplication of good fruit as a citizen of the Kingdom without:
Desiring to accept the Holy Spirit correction and guidance. Read Ephesians 4:30-32 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17
BOW: Believe, Obey and Worship God in Spirit and in Truth.
Believe: To trust in, have faith in, convinced of, acknowledge, and rely on. It expresses reliance upon and personal trust that produces obedience. It includes submission and a positive confession of the Lordship of JESUS. Read Hebrews 11:6, and Romans 12:1-3
Obedience: Responding to God's instructions, will and purpose by faith. Read James 1:19-27
Worship is an inward altitude of reverence and exaltation expressed by an outward act of praise and worship in Spirit and Truth. Read John 4:23-24 and Revelation 5:19-13
It is the believer's responsibility to discover how the Lord wants to be worshiped and to explore and cultivate a relationshp with Him out of which sincere, Holy Spirit enabled worship will flow. Worship in "Spirit" that is alive through new birth (Read John 1:12, 13, 3:6-7) with Holy Spirit enablement (Read 1 Corinthians 14:15). God is Spirit and His worshippers must worship Him in Spirit and truth necessarily involving loving Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Read Luke 10:27-28). Therefore, worshipping Him is not limited to a physical or centralized location.
One whose Spirit is quickened through salvation and submission to God responds to the Spirit of God and receives the things of the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 says but the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. Read Acts 13:22-23 and John 6:63.
Worship in "Truth" emphasizes biblical integrity joined to personal honesty, manifest in a heart of sincerity, a humble manner of transparency and a relational integrity, meaning and being what we say as well as being spiritually energized in our worship, opens the way to that worship the FATHER seeks. One has to be properly informed, unless we have knowledge of the Godwe worship, there is no worship in truth. True worship is not to be found in the outward actions but in the condition of the heart. Service, tithe, donation and sacrifice can be given in an outward manner without the full participation of the Spiritual man (the whole heart), actions done in this manner is not true worship and does not bring glory to God.
If you want to know and understand the purpose, meaning, and the will of God upon your life, JESUS CHRIST is the answer. Read John 11:22-27 and John 14:5-6. You have to make a decision to respond to God or not. You have to choose between LIFE and DEATH. Read Deuteronomy 30:15-19 and Proverbs 18:21