HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
4 THINGS GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW
1st YOU ARE LOST
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:10 … There is none righteous, not even one.
A The Bible teaches that all people have sinned. You might think: “I’m a good person, I don’t hurt anyone, I give alms to the poor, I even believe in God and I’m very religious.”
2ND YOU CAN’T SAVE YOURSELF
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this does not come from you, it is a gift from God.
It does not come from works, so that no one can boast;
3RD GOD HAS ALREADY PREPARED THE WAY FOR YOU TO BE SAVED
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life ..
Jesus is the only way God gave us to be Saved. Jesus himself said:“I am the Way…”
4TH YOU NEED TO RECEIVE JESUS
But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
A person, before receiving Jesus, is considered only a creature of God. When he receives Jesus, he is made a son of God (he is adopted), he becomes part of his family.
“O God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus.
Your Word says: “He who comes to me, I will never cast out” (John 6:37)
O God, I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Lord, who died for me on the Cross, to save me.
Jesus, I now give you my life and receive you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus, for saving me just now! Amen.”
WHAT TO DO AFTER BEING SAVED
1. A NEW LIFE BEGAN
From the moment you gave your life to Jesus, He became your Lord and Savior.
II Corinthians 5:17
…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.
2. NEVER LOOK BACK
Luke 9:62 No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.
Matthew 24:13 But he who endures to the end will be saved..
3. BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER
Look for a Maná or Josaphat Church closer to you and become a faithful member:
1- To learn the Word of God
2- To also be able to serve Jesus in this church.
4. READ THE BIBLE REGULARLY
The Bible is the Word of God, it is where you know God’s thoughts and His will.
Start by reading the New Testament
Become doers of the Word, and not just hearers……
5. HONOR GOD with TITHES and OFFERINGS
Tithes are God’s POWER for your Finances
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and then test me, says the Lord of hosts, if I do not open the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing upon you so that the greatest abundance comes to you from it.
II Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith and not by sight.
Never let yourself be carried away by emotions:
You have to learn more and more to walk by Faith, by the Word of God, that is, believe in what the Word of God says, even if all your feelings may tell you otherwise.
7. CHOOSING THE RIGHT FRIENDS’
WELL – BLESSED is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scorners..
Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity against God? Therefore, whoever wants to be a friend of the world constitutes himself an enemy of God.
The Bible says that when you give your life to Jesus, although you are in the world, you no longer belong to the world.
That is, you shouldn’t live as the world lives: full of confusion, illicit lives, schemes, lies, infidelities, etc…
Don’t follow the same direction, living to please men, to keep up appearances, to maintain your reputation, etc. .
Get busy following Jesus and doing what Jesus says, because this world will soon end and all its works will end too, but if you do what Jesus says, you will remain forever.
10. TESTIMONY OF JESUS
Witnessing to Jesus is a task for every believer..
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Testifying to Jesus is telling your friends, family, friends, etc., what Jesus did in your life.
WALK WITH GOD
This walk is part of the SPIRITUAL DIET necessary for you to grow spiritually..
1- NEW CONVERTS COURSE
2- BASIC COURSE
3- COMPLEMENTARY COURSE
These courses are given in local Churches
4- WATER BAPTISM
Water baptism allows the person to publicly affirm that they want to follow Jesus every day of their life.
What is Water Baptism?
It is a commandment from God, which Jesus himself fulfilled to begin his calling. It is also death, the breaking of the old life of sin and addictions, to now begin a new life in God’s way.
In our ministry there is the vision of Family Groups so that you can be monitored more closely, like a family..
What is a Family Group??
It is a mid-week meeting that takes place on Tuesday or Wednesday at the brothers’ house.
Objectives of Family Groups
Family Groups have the following objectives: – Give you roots;
– Firm it in Jesus;
– Firm it in the Word of God;
– Establish it in the Local Church;
– Promote socializing with good company..
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching, and in the fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
When you attend a Family Group, you will grow roots in Jesus like a tree:
For the outside of the tree to bear good fruit, it must have strong and deep roots in the soil, so the Christian only bears good fruit. And you will be rooted in Jesus in such a way that you overcome all the winds and attacks of the devil on your life.
All Home Group leaders use the Home Group lesson manual, which is based on the rudimentary doctrines of Christ.
Hebrews 6: 1, 2
Therefore, leaving the rudiments of the doctrine of Christ, let us press on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, And of the doctrine of
baptisms, and of the laying on of hands , and the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment..
5- PASTORAL COUNSELING
Pastoral counseling is important to help you free yourself from any curse, as well as overcome all problems.
6- THE WORD ROOM – SPIRITUAL PHARMACY
Just as the pharmacy has medicines and vitamins for the body, so the bookstore of each local Church has spiritual food for us to overcome.
What is the importance of the Word Room?
The bookstore is important because it is the Word of God that is contained in the Bible, CDs, Books, DVDs, etc..
Let not the book of this law depart from your mouth; but meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to everything that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous,…