Why Be Born Again?

 

 

 

 

Man's need for God and Godís Son

 

1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

 

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

 

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 1

 

Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

 

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

 

John 10:10 "I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

John 1:9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world..

 

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

 

1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."

 

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Mark 8:36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

 

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

 

Hebrews 9:27b Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.

 

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

 

Romans 14:12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

 

John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

John 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.

 

1 Corinthians 15:3-6 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

 

Romans 5:8-10 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

 

John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.

 

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

 

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

 

1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

 

 

 

What is Faith?

 

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.

 

Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

 

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

 

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

 

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

 

Matthew 17:20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

 

John 5:24 I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

 

Romans 10:9,13 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, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

 

 

 

What is Repentance?

 

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

 

Romans 2:4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?

 

Luke 13:3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

 

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

 

Matthew 3:8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

 

Galatians 5:16-25 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

 

John 14:23 Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."

 

 

 

Being Born Again

 

John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

 

John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

 

John 12:23-26 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me."

 

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."

 

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

 

Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

 

John 10:14,15,27 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me / just as the Father knows me and I know the FatherĖand I lay down my life for the sheep. / My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

 

2 Cor 6:2b I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.

 

Rev 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

 

Acts 16:30-31 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

 

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

 

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

Prayer

 

ďDear Jesus, thank you for taking the punishment for my sins. I confess that you are Lord and that Iím a sinner. I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross and came back to life in order to save me. I invite you to come into my heart, to become the Lord of my life. I repent from sin and ask that you forgive and cleanse me. I'm sorry for the things Iíve done wrong in my life. My desire right now is to surrender my life to you and become born again. I want you to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. and to do Your will for the rest of my life. Help me to love, follow, and have faith in you and grow strong in your teachings and wisdom. Help me to have a relationship with you Lord through prayer. Show me how to put you first in my life and to obey you. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.Ē

 

 

 

Being Baptized (immersion in water)

 

Jesus thought baptism was important. He was baptized "for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness" (Matthew 3:15) He also told his new leaders of the church to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations," and "baptizing them" (Matthew 28:19) When Peter preached the first sermon, people wanted to know how to become Christian. He told them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;Ē (Acts 2:38). And every person in the book of Acts that become a Christian was baptized. (Acts 8:12, 8:36 - 38, 9:18, 10:47 - 48, 16:29 - 33Ö.) Please search out a Bible based church tell them you have prayed the sinnerís prayer, and ask them to baptize you in Jesus name.

 

 

Godís Holy Word

 

Mat 22:29 And answering, Jesus said to them, You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

 

Luke 24:45 Then He opened up their mind to understand the Scriptures,

 

2 Timothy 3:16 - 17 All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, so that the man of God may be perfected, being fully furnished for every good work.

 

 

 

 

Read The Bible Through In One Year

Each week read the suggested text and you'll be through the Bible in a year!

WEEK

TEXT

WEEK

TEXT

01

Genesis 1-25

27

Ezra,
Nehemiah

02

Genesis 26-50

28

Psalm 1-23

03

Matthew

29

Psalm 24-46

04

Exodus 1-20

30

Psalm 47-69

05

Exodus 21-40

31

Psalm 70-92

06

Mark,
Micah

32

Psalm 93-115

07

Leviticus 1-14,
1 & 2ed Peter

33

Psalm 116-138

08

Leviticus 15-27,
1 & 2ed Timothy

34

Psalm 139-150

09

Numbers 1-18,
Galations

35

1 Corinthians,
Titus,
Philemon

10

Numbers 19-36,
Ephesians

36

Job 1-23

11

Deuteronomy 1-17

37

Job 24-42

12

Deuteronomy 18-34,
Colossians

38

Proverbs 1-23

13

Joshua

39

Proverbs 24-31,
Ecclesiastes,
Joel

WEEK

TEXT

WEEK

TEXT

14

Judges

40

Son of Solomon,
Daniel,
Nahum

15

Ruth,
1 Samuel 1-16

41

Isaiah 1-23

16

1 Samuel 17-31,
Romans 1-8

42

Isaiah 24-46

17

2 Samuel

43

Isaiah 47-66,
Habakkuk

18

Luke

44

Hebrews,
Amos,
Obadiah

19

1 Kings

45

Jeremiah 1-23

20

John

46

Jeremiah 24-46

21

2 Kings

47

Jeremiah 47-52,
Lamentations,
Hosea

22

Acts 1-23

48

Ezekiel 1-23

23

Acts 24-28,
1 Chronicles 1-18

49

Ezekiel 24-48

24

1 Chronicles 19-29,
Romans 9-16

50

1,2,3 John,
2 Corinthians

25

2 Chronicles 1-18,
James

51

Zephaniah, Haggai,
Zechariah,
Malachi

26

2 Chronicles 19-36,
1 Thessalonians

52

Jude,
Revelation

WEEK

TEXT

WEEK

TEXT

 

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