.K.! NEW CHRISTIAN....WHAT NOW? by Elmer G. Magnussen
If you are a new Christian, there are some very
important things you need to
know. First, you need to know exactly what has happened to you. Second,
you need to know God's provisions for your future growth and service to Him.
The entire world today is seeking wisdom! Education is prevalent in every
city. Literally thousands of young and old alike are attending universities.
But how many of them really know the meaning of wisdom? Wisdom is seeing
things from God's point of view.
The following testimony is that of a man by the name of Andre.
I WAS IN PRISON, AND YOU CAME TO ME (Matthew 25:36c)
"My testimony to my Christian Brothers and believers in Jesus Christ our
Savior. I want to thank the Lord for saving me from the life I was once
leading. First of all, I was living in darkness and I thought that I truly
loved the way I was.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the
LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall
not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent,
We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of
the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not
eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said
unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.
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Today's Bible Study
Chapter 2 records the birth of Jesus
Chapter 2 records the birth of Jesus. The events in
chapters 1 and 2 are omitted in the other Gospels, except
the statement in Matthew 1:25--2:1, that Jesus was born in
Bethlehem; and the return to Galilee (Matthew 2:22,23).
Little is told about Jesus' childhood; but chapter 2:41-52
records His visit to Jerusalem at the age of twelve.
The ministry of John the Baptist is recorded in
Luke, chapter 3. In the 21st and 22nd verses we are given
the baptism of Jesus. In the 22nd verse we see the Trinity
presented vividly. As Jesus came up out of the water, the
Holy Ghost, in the form of a dove, descended upon Him, and
the voice from heaven said, "Thou art my beloved Son; in
thee I am well pleased." God is a Trinity, God the Father,
God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. There are three
distinct persons, yet they are all one. Today, as in times
past, the deity of Christ has been questioned by many
religionists. You notice I used the word religionist rather
than Christ. For a person to truly be born again he must
believe that Jesus is God. If He were not God then He would
not be sinless and could not be a sacrifice for the sins of
the world. Because He is God, He had innocent blood, and
that innocent blood was shed on the cross to pay for all
the sins of mankind in all generations. That blood, applied
to the hearts of men, forgives them of their sins. Thank
God for His wonderful gift of salvation through His Son
Jesus, "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no
reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and
was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion
as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto
death, even the death of the cross.".
MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY:
Man now can be:
Forgiven. Acts 13:38
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is
preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.