recovery in Christ when life is broken

Upon receiving Jesus as your Savior, Here are some first steps to grow in your relationship with God:

 

  1. Read the Bible daily. It is God's letter to you. He will speak to you through His Word. If you have never read the Bible, consider starting with the gospel of John.
  2. Pray. Talk with God. He wants to hear from you. He wants you to tell Him your hopes, desires, fears and needs. He wants you to invite him into every day. 
  3. Begin to meet with other Christians regularly. Join a church that teaches the Bible and believes that people are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. 
  4. Email us so that we can pray for you–we are now your brothers and sisters in Christ!
  5. Tell others about Jesus. The invitation from Christ to be forgiven and adopted as a child of God is open to everyone in the world. God wants no one to die separated from Him because of sin. People who do not receive Christ as Savior will not be saved from the penalty of their sins. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  6. Being free from the penalty of your sin does not mean that you will never sin again. It does mean, however, that you are no longer a slave to sin (Romans 6). Now, by the power of God in you through the Holy Spirit, you are able to say no to sin and yes to God’s ways. God will not allow you to be tempted to sin beyond what you can handle and He will provide a way of escape when you are tempted (1 Corinthians 10:13). When you do sin, here are steps to take to get back on God's path:
    • Confess your sin to God (1 John 1:9)
    • Confess your sin to other Christians (1 John 1:7, James 5:16)
    • Repent (turn) from your sin and turn back to Christ (2 Timothy 2:22)
    • Walk with God daily, don’t run or hide from Him. Remember, God loves you! Because of Christ, you will never lose your salvation (Galatians 5:16, John 10:27-29).  Go back to steps 1, 2 and 3 above to reconnect with Him.