Congregational Theme: 2011. Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, & take up his cross DAILY, & follow Me.” (Luke 9:23).
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Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, & take up his cross DAILY, & follow Me.” (Luke 9:23).
To Grow In The Likeness Of Christ To Grow In The Likeness Of Christ To Overcome Temptation To Overcome Temptation To Comfort & Instruct Others To Comfort & Instruct Others Communicating The Gospel Of Christ Communicating The Gospel Of Christ Improve Communion With God Improve Communion With God
1 Sam 3:21 – The LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD. 2 Cor 3:18 – But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Rom 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Col 3:9-10 – Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 & have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
Psa 119:9-11 – How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
1 John 2:14 – I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, & the word of God abides in you, & you have overcome the wicked one.
Rom 8:13 – For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. How do we do that? Matt 4:1-11.
Eph 6:17-18 – And take the helmet of salvation, & the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer & supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance & supplication for all the saints.
John 14:1-3 – Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go & prepare a place for you, I will come again & receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Psalms 46:1-3 – God is our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, & though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar & be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Prov 3:5-7 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, & lean not on your own understand- ing; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, & He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord & depart from evil.
Start by memorizing the passages in the bulletin & on the PowerPoint chart. – Hear the gospel – Romans 10:17 – Believe the gospel – John 20:30-31 – Repent (change of heart) – 2 Peter 3:9 – Confess faith in Jesus Christ – Romans 10:9-10 – Baptism into Christ – Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3-4 – Obey Christ – Hebrews 5:8-9
Psa 103:1-5 – Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Write It Write It: 3 X 5 card. Make key words stand out. Say It Say It: Read the text out loud several times emphasizing different words. Visualize It Visualize It: Create mental pictures of key words. Recite It Recite It: Memorize Scripture with someone, & quote your verses to each other.
To Know God Better (John 17:3) To Know God Better (John 17:3) To Make Us Wise For Salvation (2 Tim 3:15) To Make Us Wise For Salvation (2 Tim 3:15) – As we look at the powerful words of God, we are to see the face of the One our Heavenly Father wants us to imitate.