October’s Memory Verse: God’s Salvation Plan Step 11

Study the Bible  

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Remember the first 10 steps in sharing your Faith!

Step 1: There is a God and He Loves you! John 3:16

Step 2: How are we to treat each other? The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12

Step 3: What is the summary of the commandments? Matthew 22:36-40

Step 4: Do we follow the Golden Rule or the Commandments?  No!  Romans 3:23

Step 5: It’s death or Jesus! With Jesus We are Forgiven! Romans 6:23

Step 6: How? Jesus took our punishment, death, for us! Romans 5:8

Step 7: Jesus rose from the Dead! Evidence! I Corinthians 15:3-4

Step 8: What must I do to be saved? Believed! Acts 16:30-31

Step 9: How much will it cost me? It’s free! Ephesians 2:8-9

Step 10: What is the next step? Baptism John 3:5-6

The next step in sharing our faith is to point to the Bible. You might be already be using the Bible as you are taking your friend through each step. This step is to show your friend the manual of life. That’s right, the Bible is the manual of how to believe in Jesus and to live with each other through the love and grace of Jesus.  As a church body, we believe the Bible came from God. And we believe the power of the Bible! That is right! The Bible provides us God’s grace every time we read it! There are no   errors in the Bible. We read the Bible through the lens of Jesus Christ, his death and his resurrection! Just as your read the instructions on how to put things together or how we will go to you tube and learn how to fix something. We are encouraged to use the Bible the same way! Some call the Bible: Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. Yes, the Bible is not only a Historical document from the past but also the modern instruction for us today! If the Bible is our life manual for today, then wouldn’t it be appropriate to begin each day with the Bible?  I encourage you to begin your day in God’s Word! There are many tools to guide you in your devotional time. The church provides the Portal of Prayer or go the Lutheran Hour and they will send you an email each day that you can read or listen to the audio right in your email. His Word will guide your heart, your mind, your attitude and your strength throughout each day!     

Caring through Christ as we share the Love of Jesus!

Pastor Tim