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(Ephesians 2:9 NLT) Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
√ The first step is FREE!
√ The rest is WORK!
(Philippians 2:12-13 NLT) …. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
√ The work is in US!
(Acts 1:8 NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you……
(John 14:26 NLT) But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative–that is, the Holy Spirit–he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
(Hebrews 13:20 NLT) Now may the God of peace–who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood–
FINDING THE BALANCE if it is all…
√ If it’s All works then it’s DEAD RELIGION.
√ If it’s all grace then it’s FAITHLESS.
(1 Peter 2:2-3 NIV) Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1. Be WATER BAPTIZED.
(Acts 2:41 NLT) Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day–about 3,000 in all.
MAY 18th, 2014 GOING PUBLIC @10am
2. Join a LOCAL CHURCH.
SUNDAY MAY 4th CHURCH 101
(Ephesians 2:19 NLT) … no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.
3. Get in a GROW GROUP.
(Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT) Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
4. Find your PURPOSE.
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU TO WALK IN THAT CREATED PURPOSE & THE SALVATION THAT 33 of you have experienced since Jan. was JUST THE START OFTHE GOOD STUFF GOD HAS FOR YOUSubmit