Making it Personal
Someone has said, “Knowing Christ died-that’s history. Believing He died for me-that’s salvation.” A personal relationship with Christ begins at the moment of our salvation. Only when we are born spiritually into God’s family do we become members of His spiritual kingdom.
1. WE NEED TO ADMIT OUR LOST CONDITION.
The Bible says we all come into this world physically alive but spiritually dead. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23) “No one is righteous-not even one” (Romans 3:10), and “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
2. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US.
The gospel of Christ is that God Himself loved us enough to send His own son into this world to rescue us from our sin (John 1:1-4, 3:16). Then to solve the problem of our lost relationship with His Father, Jesus died in our place, offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice to pay the price of all sin-past, present and future.
3. WE NEED TO PERSONALLY BELIEVE AND RECEIVE GOD’S GIFT.
While we all have earned the wages of spiritual death and separation from God (Romans 6:23) no one can earn a relationship with Him-it is a gift of His love and mercy. This may sound too simple. However, it takes a miracle of God’s grace to break our pride and self-sufficiency. The actual words we say to God to receive this gift may vary. What is important is that we believe God enough to be able to say, “Father, I know I have sinned against You. I believe that Jesus is Your Son, that He died for my sins, and that He rose from the dead to prove it. Now I accept Your offer of eternal life. I accept Jesus as Your gift for my salvation”.
If this is the honest expression of your heart, welcome to God’s family! By simple, childlike faith, you have entered into a personal relationship with the One who made you and saved you for Himself.
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Bible Reading Schedule 2023
Do you want to make the Bible a part of your daily life? Reading plans can help you out. Most people who have a great relationship with God read the Bible consistently. Spending time in Scripture each day gives you the opportunity to hear from Him in a unique way. Following a reading plan helps you stay on track with your Bible reading goals. Here are some of our recommendations:
The Bible ReCap: Have you ever closed your Bible and thought, “What did I just read?” The Bible Recap is here to help! It’s a short daily podcast (~8 minutes) hosted by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This will be her 10th time reading through the Bible chronologically. Here’s how to join: http://www.thebiblerecap.com/start
YouVersion: YouVersion has hundreds of different plans, with options for customization and support to help you stay on track. Visit YouVersion @ https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/ for a personalized schedule and mobile apps.
Our Daily Bread: Since 1956, Our Daily Bread has been the favorite devotional used by millions of people around the world. Copies are available at the Welcome Center or you may visit http://odb.org/ .
Faith Baptist Bible College: Every year Faith Baptist Bible College publishes the Bible Reading Schedule to assist you in reading God’s Word. In this schedule you will read one Old Testament book every day and one Poetry and New Testament book every weekday. This schedule is one way to help you “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Col. 3:16). Copies are available at the Welcome Center or visit https://faith.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Bible-Reading-Plan_2022.pdf
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