.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
Today we complete the reading of the Sermon on the Mount
Today we complete the reading of the Sermon on the Mount.
Many people think they can be saved by following the
instructions found in this sermon. They think it is easier
than trying to obey the Ten Commandments. How foolish!
Nobody has ever been saved by obeying any law (Galatians
2:16; 3:10,11); and the Sermon on the Mount is much more
strict than Moses' Law. Under Moses' Law, if a man murdered
another, he was guilty; but Jesus says that hatred in the
heart is the same as murder.
As we begin our reading in Chapter 8 we move into a
comparatively different section of Matthew, in which the
King reveals His power. Matthew brings a group of ten
miracles together to prove to his readers that Jesus Christ
possesses the power of the King that the Old Testament
promised the Messiah would have. We see in these verses
that Christ has power over disease, as we read of the
healing of the leper. Leprosy was one of the most dreaded
diseases in Jesus' day. There was no cure for it; yet Jesus
touched the leper, thus defiling Himself. His touch did not
mean contamination for His body, but healing for the leper.
A note of interest here is that the healing was
through the Word. Jesus said to the leper, "Be thou clean."
It is through the Word of God today that we are cleansed.
Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly." Jesus gives eternal
life through faith in His finished work on the cross; but
it is abundant life as we live day to day through the power
of His precious Holy Spirit.
MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY:
Man now can be:
Redeemed. Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace.