33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important decision you
can make in your life!
is a Christian?
Don't judge Christ by
Christians. Christians are just people. Leaders fall and fail, but you
don't hear that much about the ones who serve God faithfully, never cheat
on their wives or husbands, never get in trouble. Believe me, these far
outnumber the ones you hear about. Billy Graham is a phenomenon to have
been so faithful and well known with never a hint of scandal. Get your
eyes off of men, and look to God for your answers. Jesus is to be our example,
(kr¹s“ch…n) adj. 1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following
the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. 2. Relating to or
derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings. 3. Manifesting the qualities or
spirit of Jesus; Christlike. 4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity
or its adherents. 5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane. --Chris·tian
n. Abbr. Chr. 1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows
the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. 2. One who lives
according to the teachings of Jesus. [Middle English Cristen, from Old
English cristen, from Latin Christi³nus, from Greek Khristianos, from
Khristos, Christ. See CHRIST.] --Chris“tian·ly adj. &
The name given by the
Greeks or Romans, probably in reproach, to the followers of Jesus. It was
first used at Antioch. The names by which the disciples were known among
themselves were "brethren," "the faithful," "elect," "saints," "believers."
But as distinguishing them from the multitude without, the name "Christian"
came into use, and was universally accepted. This name occurs but three
times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16). [Back
(s²l-v³“sh…n) n. 1.a. Preservation or deliverance from destruction,
difficulty, or evil. b. A source, means, or cause of such preservation
or deliverance. 2. Theology. a. Deliverance from the power or penalty of
sin; redemption. b. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
3. Christian Science. The realization and demonstration of Life, Truth,
and Love as supreme over all, carrying with it the destruction of the illusions
of sin, sickness, and death. [Middle English, from Old French, from Late
Latin salv³ti½, salv³ti½n-, from salv³tus,
past participle of salv³re, to save. See SALVAGE.] --sal·va“tion·al
This word is used of the
deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians (Ex. 14:13), and of deliverance
generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament it is specially used
with reference to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution
of sin wrought out by Jesus Christ, "the great salvation" (Heb. 2:3). (See
REDEMPTION; REGENERATION.) [Back
adj. 1.a. Of, relating to, or being a person who has made a conversion
or has renewed a commitment to Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior:
a born-again Christian. b. Of or relating to evangelical Christianity:
born-again evangelism. 2. Characterized by renewal, resurgence, or return:
born-again patriotism; a born-again fiscal conservative. [From born again
in John 3:3 and 3:7.] --born“-a·gain” or born“-a·gain”er
n. [Back to Top]
(r¹-pµnt“) v. re·pent·ed, re·pent·ing,
re·pents. --intr. 1. To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach
for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite. 2. To feel such regret
for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it: repented of intemperate
behavior. 3. To make a change for the better as a result of remorse or
contrition for one's sins. --tr. [Back
word "Baptism" means "immersion" or "to be completely covered by"; i.e.
to be Baptized with the Holy Spirit means to be immersed or filled with
Baptism pictures our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ. As we
are lowered into the water, our death and burial with Christ are symbolized.
As we arise out of the water, our new Resurrection life is pictured. This
is also a public statement to all those in attendance that we are committed
to Christ, and have decided to follow the Lord. We are to live as though
we are dead to sin but alive to God (Rom.6:1-11). Church Baptismal services
are different from Church to Church. Some have Baptismals in the Church,
some may use a swimming pool or a pond. Regardless, it is an important
event in a Christian's life and it doesn't matter where it's done. Check
with your Pastor or a friend about when the you can be Baptized.
in or of the Holy Spirit is a free gift that the the Lord will give us
if we ask for it. If you will ask, the Word of God promises that you shall
11:9-13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that
asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh
it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,
will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give
him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children:
HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that
the Apostles went forth, having been baptized in the Holy Spirit, they
began to heal, perform miracles, and many other incredible things, just
as Jesus had done! [Back to
Holy Spirit is God the Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. He is co-equal
and co-enternal with God the Father and God the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ).
Acts 5:3-4 (also Acts 13:2, Acts 21:11)
Holy Spirit is the Helper whom the Father sent to be with the Church after
Christ ascended into heaven. John 14:16-17. "And I will pray the
Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with
you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth"
said that it would be better for Him to leave this earth and for the Holy
Spirit to come in His place.
16:7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you
that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto
you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."
the Baptizer is in the Holy Spirit.
3:1 "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of
3:11 " I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:
3:13 "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized
are encouraged by scripture to be filled with the Spirit.
5:18 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with
in or of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Sprit comes upon you (Acts 1:8) and
you receive power. Some immediately begin to speak in other tongues as
in Acts 2. This baptism is an initially complete filling of the Holy Spirit.
You are now Spirit-filled. Jesus was full of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit
is represented by oil in the Old Testament. Our aim is to have our cup
running over and overflowing with the Holy Spirit (Psalms 23:5). As the
Apostles went forth, having been baptized in the Holy Spirit, they began
to heal, perform miracles, and many other incredible things, just as Jesus
had done! Some avoid this baptism for various reasons, some because they
fear that power brings pride. That is where the fruit of the Spirit must
come into balance. There is nothing that is blasphemy in asking the Lord
for power to overcome sin, temptation, lusts, etc. [Back
anyone be saved?
don't have to wait till your life is all together before you get right
with God. You do not have to clean up your act first! Jesus loves you right
where you are. He's the only one who can affect real change in your life,
because real change only comes from the inside out. Our attempts at making
ourselves better are made with our own self control. Without the Lord's
power the changes may not last, and the bottom line is that we cannot get
into heaven by ourself...we need Jesus!
make the mistake of thinking that you are too evil for God to forgive.
The Bible says that "when we repent, He is faithful and just to forgive,
and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. If you are truly repentant, there
is nothing that cannot be forgiven. Jesus loves YOU, no matter what your
think that if you become a Christian, that you won't have fun anymore.
Hollywood, TV, books etc., have in general painted Christianity to be something
for a bunch of losers..dried up prunes of people who have lost their zest
for life. Not true. God will change your mind about what you think is fun,
but true Christians have real joy in their lives and really know what real
fun is. I'm glad the days of partying down and "having fun" without remembering
what happened to me because I was passed out are over. What kind of fun
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Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important decision you
can make in your life! All you need to do is pray and believe a simple
prayer like the one below... (note...there is not an official "sinner's
prayer" that you must find and pray) You can click
here to hear the prayer in real audio and repeat after me if you like.
Jesus, I need You in my life. I believe You are the Son of God and that
You died on the cross for my sins. Please forgive me for my sins and cleanse
my heart. Renew my spirit so that I can hear Your voice. I accept You as
my Savior! I love you Lord! In Jesus' name, Amen!
you sincerely prayed that prayer you can rest assured that you are now
a child of God! As a new Christian the devil will probably try to come
against you. The Good News is you have the power of Jesus Christ within
you to defeat the tricks of satan! Seek the Lord and He will give you strength!
here for what's next! [Back
with someone about the step you have taken! This will help you to strengthen
your faith! Feel free to email
me and let me know! I will be glad to lift you up in my prayers and
help along any way I can!
get yourself a Bible. You can go to any Walmart and purchase one, or you
can go to www.freebibles.com,
and they will send you one for free, or NSO
offers the NIV Gospel of John in Spanish for free to those requesting it.
Until you own one, you can read
the Bible online here or listen
to the Bible here. Once you have access to a Bible, suggested
reading for starters is the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). Read
some every day, and learn about Jesus.
is important to find a good, Bible believing church where you can worship
God and find support with other Christians. Hook up with a Christian friend
who can have Bible studies with you.
to the Lord daily and stay in constant communion with Him.
salvation is a free gift that the Lord has given you. Make Jesus Christ
the Lord of your life by seeking His will and serving Him. Don't let the
cares of this world or Church stuff have the priority over a personal relationship
with Jesus. The number one goal is to have a close and sincere relationship
with the Lord.
your salvation is involved, you are relying on God's Word - and God doesn't
lie. He has said that if you believe in your heart and confess with your
mouth that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved. You don't base your salvation
on the way you feel. You base it on the pure, unadulterated Word of Almighty
God. God's Word is the only evidence you have that you are saved, but that
is all the evidence you need! Several days or weeks from now, you
may not feel very saved. You may begin to wonder if you were ever really
saved to start with. You will have doubts - Satan will see to that! But
when those thoughts and feelings come, just go back to the Word of God.
You will see that it still says the same thing. God never changes and His
Word never changes. It is still just as true today as when it was first
spoken. People may try to convince you that it didn't work. Temptations
may come to convince you that it didn't work. Doubts will come to your
mind. But all those things do not alter the fact that God's Word is true!
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This includes the following
from Kenneth Copeland Ministries...
Welcome to the Family
- Now that you are a Christian, you are a member of God's family. In this
book, Kenneth Copeland shows what God's Word says about receiving salvation,
Baptism in the Holy Spirit and healing, and explains your rights and privileges
as a believer.
Now Are We In Christ Jesus
- It may be easy to believe that Jesus is the express image of God. But
few realize that God has determined for them, as Christians, to be conformed
to that image. Nothing is impossible to the man or woman who knows who
they are in Christ. This book reveals the reality of being God's workmanship.
God's Will Is the Holy
Spirit - Through this insightful study by Gloria Copeland, you'll learn
what the Scriptures say about the Holy Spirit and the power that is available
to you today.
You can order these for
free from KCM. When you arrive on the site, you can print out the online
versions for reading and study. This is highly reccomended material for
any new believer or those interested in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
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Booklets from NSO!
NSO (NewSong Online)
offers free booklets to new believers or those who would like to become
a Christian. Booklets that NSO has to offer are the following: Would
You Like To Know God Personally? Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws?
Have You Made the Wonderful Discovery of the Spirit-Filled Life? and The
Nueva Version Internacional Evanelio Segun Juan (The Spanish NIV Gospel
of St. John). [Back to Top]
would of ended up in Hell without Jesus Christ as your Savior.
25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me,
you cursed into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
13:41-42 "The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather
out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and
gnashing of teeth.
13:3...unless you repent you will all likewise perish. [Back
1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name.
3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does
not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on
5:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in
Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment,
but has passed from death into life.
14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through Me."
3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted
out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
16:30-32 And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be
saved?" So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be
saved, you and your household." Then they spoke the word of the Lord to
him and to all who were in his house.
3:10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;"
3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
5:8 But God demonstrates his own live for us in this: while we were yet
sinners Christ died for us.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life
through Christ Jesus our Lord.
10:9-10 That, if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and believe
in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For
it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with
your mouth that you confess and are saved.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 John 5:11-12 And this
is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is
in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of
God does not have life. [Back
Links to spread the Gospel...feel free to use these anyway you like. If
you would like the easy copy and paste way to put these on your webpage,
|Graphics to point to
to point to:
clicked on the Salvation Prayer plays)
to point to:
clicked on takes user to "What do you see?")
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:
freely ye have received, freely give. [Back