Take Your Next Step

Ambassadors

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him… So we are…

Witness

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT) In court, a witness is called upon to share whatever they saw. Their testimony is a description…

Tell

“Anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved. But before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in him; and before they can believe in him, they must hear about him; and for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them…” Romans 10:13-14 (NCV) We have the greatest news.…

Share

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16 (NIV) Each of us has a story to tell. God has done something in our lives that we know was him. It could be healing from a past hurt. It could be…

Invite

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of…

Prove Yourself

“Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.” 2 Corinthians 9:13 (NIV) Jesus reminds us that those who serve others will be the greatest in…

On Every Occasion

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) God has blessed us with time, talents’ and treasures. We can be generous with what God has given us. We can serve others by…

Don’t Worry

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT) It is easy to worry about things. We can worry about big things, and we can worry about little things. When we worry, our focus is on the problem, and it…

Love is a Verb

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” John 3:16 (CEB) God is love (1 John 4:8). God’s love causes him to take action. We were created out of the overflow of God’s love. After the fall of…

Known By

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 (NKJV) The church of Acts was known for their love for others. In Acts, we are told they sold what they had and shared with others in need (Acts 2:45). They were also known in ancient…

Win with Money

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 (NIV) This week we’ve been discussing how we can take our next steps in Christ. Everyone should analyze how they can continue to grow in their faith. One of the ways that we take our next steps is by…

Listen and Obey God’s Word

Obey God’s message! Don’t fool yourselves by just listening to it. If you hear the message and don’t obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave. But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you…

Read the Bible

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 (NKJV) The verse above tells us that God’s Word (the Bible) is a lamp to our feet.  God will never leave us and will give us clarity concerning our current situation.  It also says that God’s Word will be…

Take Your Next Step

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT) The Bible carefully explains the strategy of the enemy (the devil). It tells us that he wants to steal our dreams, kill our potential, and destroy the impact that we have…

Past Does Not Determine Future

“…God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting…

Tell Someone

Jesus said to his followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved, but anyone who does not believe will be punished.” Mark 16:15-16 NCV We have all been given free access to the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. We were…

Eternal Life

“…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. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that…

Good Deeds

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT It’s easy to believe that our good deeds make a…

Created to Love

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 NLT When people decide to adopt a child, they usually do so because there is an abundance of love in their…