This simply means to have daily prayer with your family. Set time aside to talk about the Word of God, pray, read and grow together as a family unit. Make that time a priority. If you are single, make it a personal time of devotion. [2 Timothy 1:5, Proverbs 22:6, Deuteonomy 6:5-7]
Spend at least 15 minutes a day in communion with God. Talk to Him about everything; your friends, your enemies, your joys and fears, your sins, sorrows and mistakes, your perplexities, problems at home and at work or in your business. [Proverbs 8:17, Psalms 55:17, Matthew 21:22, 1 John 5:14-15]
Let God speak to you through His Word. The Word of God is FOOD for the SOUL! "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation," 1 Peter2:2
"Study, be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth" [2 Timothy 2:15]
Water baptism is not salvation, but it is an ACT OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD and a symbol to the world of your surrender to God. [Acts 2:38]
Wait, pray and seek God until you are endued with power from on high. Read and study these passages thoroughly—[Acts 1:1-9, Acts 2:1-38, Acts 10:44-48, and Acts 19:1-7].
The only work Christ ever set for Christians is to win others. If every member of the church will win one soul for Christ each year, that church will double its membership annually. To win souls for God is a sure cure for 'backsliding.' “Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip… that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all your wondrous works." [Psalms 26:1,7] also, [Proverbs 11:30, Revelation 12:11]
Avoid bad books, bad thoughts, bad people, ungodly amusements and places of pleasure. “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? ... Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? ... For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.' Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.'" [2 Corinthians 6:14-17]
[Hebrews 10:25] “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and so much the more as you see the Day [last days] approaching.”
Be systematic; tithe one tenth of your income to the Lord at the church where you get your spiritual food. [Deuteronomy 8:17-18; Malachi 3:10; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Psalms 96:7-8; Psalms 35:27]
Expect temptations. [2 Timothy 3:12] “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
Psalms 1, 23, 34, 73 and 84; Isaiah 53; Matthew 5 Luke 1; 1 John, chapters 3, 14 and 17; Acts 1 and 2; Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Peter 4:12; Hebrews 4:14-16; The entire Epistle to the Ephesians and Revelation 21 and 22.
A Christian is any man, woman or child who comes to God as a lost sinner, accepts Jesus as his or her personal Savior, confesses Him as such before the world and strives to please Him in everything daily.
[2 Corinthians 5:17] "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
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