2/7/2014 5:00:00 AM
Dr. Gary Musgrove
Guide For New Believers
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO GOD'S FAMILY!
The body of believers at Crusade For Calvary are here to love, support and encourage you in your new life in Christ Jesus! It is our hope that this "Guide For New Believers" will answer some questions you may have and help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.
~ Where should I begin my Bible reading? ~
Read a whole book at a time. Here's a good plan to follow...
I John John
Luke Proverbs (Old Testament)
Romans I Peter
I Corinthians Colossians
Galatians I Thessalonians
... then continue with the rest of the Bible.
~ Remember These 8 Facts No Matter How You Feel ~
1. GOD LOVES YOU! ~ John 3:16
• We are sinners... separated from God. ~ Romans 3:23, 6:23
• Jesus bridges the gap between man and God! ~ John 14:6, Romans 5:8
• We must PERSONALLY receive Christ! ~ John 1:12, Romans 10:9-10
2. How do I KNOW I am a Christian?
God's Word says you are...and God does not lie!
Read the following scriptures: I John 5:13, Romans 10:9-10, Philippians 1:6
3. What's happened to me now that I've asked Jesus into my heart?
You've just become a new creature!
Read the following scriptures: II Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:1-7, Galatians 5:1
4. You are now a Son/Daughter of God! Love produces children.
Children are a part of a family. YOU belong to the Family of God!!
Read the following scriptures: John 1:12, Ephesians 2:13-22
5. You couldn't do anything to earn God's forgiveness, it comes through His Son Jesus.
Read the following scriptures: John 3:16-17, Romans 6:23, Isaiah 64:6, Ephesians 2:8-10
6. What if I sin again? What should I do?
Ask God to forgive you.
Read the following scriptures: I John 1:9, I John 2:1-2
7. What is God's greatest commandment?
That we love Him more than any other thing, and that we love others as we love ourselves.
Read the following scriptures: Matthew 22:37-40, John 13:34-35
8. What's this about the devil giving me a bad time?
That's right! He doesn't want you to live for God. He'll do everything he can to discourage you and to make you question your salvation. . . he is a liar!
Read the following scriptures: John 8:44, RESIST him and he will FLEE! James 4:7-8
~ Some Basics From God's Word ~
Talk to God everyday.
John 15:7, John 14:13-14
Read your Bible daily.
Acts 17:11, II Timothy 3:15-17, II Timothy 2:15
Attend a Bible-preaching church.
Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:46-47
Attend as many Sunday services, midweek services and/or home fellowship groups as you can. They will help you to grow and become grounded in your faith! Share your new faith with others.
Ezekiel 33:8-9, Mark 16:15, Matthew 10:32-33
Put away your sinful ways.
Colossians 3:1-5, Matthew 16:24-28, James 1:13-24, Ephesians 4:21-32, and Romans 13:13-14
Follow the Lord in water baptism.
Acts 2:38-39, Romans 6:3-6
Seek the Lord for a deeper Spiritual experience.
Acts 1:5, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 10:44-46
Worship and Praise the Lord.
Psalm 34:1, Psalm 33:1-3, Psalm 48:1, Psalm 92:1-5
Tithe unto the Lord.
Malachi 3:8-10, II Corinthians 9:6-8, Luke 6:38, and 11:42
Follow God's plan for family life.
Ephesians 5:22-6:4, I Peter 3:1-12, Proverbs 13:24, and 22:6
Be careful of your actions! You are God's representative.
Matthew 5:13-16, I Peter 2:11-23, I Thessalonians 5:22
Learn Godly principals for a victorious life.
Psalm 37 verses 1-11, 18, 23-24, 27-28, 34 and Philippians 4:8
Respect those who are in authority over you in the Lord.
I Thessalonians 5:12-21, Hebrews 13:7, and verse 17, I Timothy 5:17-18
Watch for the Lord's return!
Matthew 24:27-31, verses 36, 42-44, I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Obey all of the Commands of God's Word.
James 1:22, Psalm 119:11 verse 15, Proverbs 3:5-13 and 7:1-3
Rejoice when trials come! They're good for you and help you to grow.