Salvation prayer

Do you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and enter a living relationship with Him? We encourage you to pray this prayer:

 

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe You are the Son of God, my Saviour. I receive the forgiveness Your blood bought for me. Thank you that I don’t have to live my life without You anymore. You live in my heart through the Holy Spirit. Because of Your finished work on the cross I have an abundant and eternal life from today and into heaven. Thank you, Father, that I am now Your beloved child. Amen.

 

You are now God’s child! Read these Scriptures to be sure that you are saved: John 1:12 – those who believe in Him, are His children, 1 John 5:12-13 – you can know that you have eternal life, John 10:27-28 – no one can snatch you out of His hand.

Put your money where your mouth is

James 2:14 (NIV)
“What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?”
 
We like to say that we are using our faith for something: “I trust God for this car; for a new job; a house; a spouse.” But what does such faith help if we have not sown any seed towards it? It becomes more like a wish or a ‘hope for the best’ without any guarantee that things will actually happen.
 
James 2:15-17 (NIV)
“Suppose a bother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
 
In the same way it does no good saying to the church that you wish it well, but you don’t do anything towards making it a reality. Apart from giving your time, your skills and your presence, giving financially is part of making the church work.
 
When you give offerings and return your tithe to the Lord through the local church, you are in effect putting your money where your mouth is in wishing the church well. It is the same as saying “Go and be a church that builds the kingdom.”
 
We thank each and every contributor to this ministry. You are adding deeds to your faith and will see the results.

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Gerda Clack
gerda@rhemawest.co.za

Pastor Gerda is passionate about seeing children of God grow spiritually, rooted and grounded in His love through knowing the Word. She heads up Women of Promise, our women’s ministry and teaches at the Rhema West Bible Academy.