THREE TO THRIVE
Three keys to thriving in your new life as a believer in Jesus Christ and to begin growing spiritually
1. PRAYER(you talk to God)– Pray to God every day, prayer is a two way conversation between you and the omniscient; all knowing, all seeing, and all hearing God of the universe. You can exercise this privilege at any time as God is omnipresent; always available and in all places at all times. Jesus gave us instructions in praying read Mathew 6:5-13
"5.And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6.But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7.But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8.Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9.After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10.Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11.Give us this day our daily bread. 12.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
2. BIBLE READING(God talks to you)– Begin reading your Bible every day. Reading before you begin your day each day and it will surely be found to be a blessing to you. Get yourself a King James Version(KJV) Bible as we believe this is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking people. Here is a free online version of the Bible http://m.kingjamesbibleonline.org/
2 Timothy 3:15-17 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
3. WITNESS (You talk about God)-YOUR SAVED! Now go tell a friend, family member, co-worker, everyone. Begin winning souls for Jesus today. Witnessing is speaking for God. Each day you should tell someone how they can also be saved by grace through faith in God's only Son Jesus Christ. You can find an effective method here at Soulwinningfirst.com or you can use God's simple plan of salvation to start today!
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord" Isaiah 42:10
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Mathew 28:19
FIND A LOCAL BIBLE-BELIEVING CHURCH FAMILY– The Bible teaches us that the "church" is the saved believers of Jesus Christ. A Bible preaching church that puts the Bible, the Word of God, as the final authority. Here you should be baptized in obedience to the will God, publicly showing your faith. As well as begin to grow spiritually. Simply put: encouraging and being encouraged by other like-minded believers(Edifying) and spreading the Gospel, sharing your testimony, soul winning(Evangelism) is the purpose of the Church family and is sure to be a rewarding experience as you walk with Jesus Christ daily and experience the rich blessings. of abiding in Him.
"not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together; as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25
"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation; he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness." Romans 12:4-8