The Way to Heaven

An important reminder...

Do Not Depend on Feelings
The promise of God’s Word, the Bible—not our feelings—is our authority The Christian lives by faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God Himself and His Word. This train diagram illustrates the relationship among FACT (God and His Word), FAITH (our trust in God and His Word), and FEELING (the result of our faith and obedience).   John 14:21

The train diagram illustrates the relationship among FACT, FAITH, and FEELING

The train will run with or without the caboose. However, it would be useless to attempt to pull the train by the caboose. In the same way, we as Christians do not depend on feelings or emotions, but we place our faith (trust) in the trustworthiness of God and the promises of His Word.

Now That You Have Entered into a Personal Relationship With Christ

The moment you received Christ by faith, as an act of your will, many things happened, including the following:

  • Christ came into your life.   Revelation 3:20 and Colossians 1:27
  • Your sins were forgiven.   Colossians 1:14
  • You became a child of God.   John 1:12
  • You received eternal life.   John 5:24
  • You began the great adventure for which God created you.   John 10:10;2, Corinthians 5:17; and 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Can you think of anything more wonderful that could happen to you than entering into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Would you like to thank God in prayer right now for what He has done for you? By thanking God, you demonstrate your faith.

To enjoy your new relationship with God...

Suggestions for Christian G R O W T H
Spiritual growth results from trusting Jesus Christ. "The righteous man shall live by faith".   Galatians 3:11 A life of faith will enable you to trust God increasingly with every detail of your life, and to practice the following:

  • Go to God in prayer daily.   John 15:7
  • Read God's Word Daily   Acts 17:11 - begin with the Gospel of John.
  • Obey God moment by moment.   John 14:21
  • Witness for Christ by you life and words.   Matthew 4:19, John 15:8
  • Trust God for every detail of your life.   1 Peter 5:7
  • Holy Spirit - Allow Him to control and empower your daily life and witness.   Galatians 5:16,17, Acts 1:8

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