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Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)
It is important to make disciples but first we must “become a disciple” and “get discipled”. We would encourage you to find a Born Again, Christian pastor or Godly mentor to guide you through the following 6 sessions of prayer and reading. Someone who will pray with you, answer questions, and be there so you can get a good foundation in Christ.
GO – MAKE DISCIPLES – BAPTIZE – TEACH. Remember Christ's Words, "I am with you always"
As individuals we must first come to know Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. We must agree with God’s Word that He loves us, that He showed His love for us by dying on the cross, that we are sinners, that we must repent of our sin, that we must trust that His shed blood is the answer so we can have forgiveness of sin, that we must believe that He rose from the dead to give us eternal life in Him, and finally, we must receive Him into our heart and life to be our personal Savior and Lord.
Below is a 6 session process ( or once a week for six weeks ) to go through to lay the foundations in your life for salvation, forgiveness, healing, and learning to walk with God. Note: DAY 4 MUST be done with a pastor or spiritual mature Christian. The other Days can be done alone but it is nice to have someone to ask questions to and even be there to pray/support you.
DISCIPLESHIP (6 Sessions)
DAY 1: read online: God in Your Heart (slides 1-82) make into a book
DAY 2: read online: God in Your Heart (slides 83-152)
DAY 3: read online: Healing Prayers & Christian 12-Steps make into a book
slide 3: at the bottom are people who will pray with you over the phone (plus 1-800-700-7000) or chat online
slide 4: read and then say the bottom prayer OUTLOUD from your heart
slide 7: Serenity Prayer (for peace)
slide 9: Four Foundations for Your Walk!!
slides 11-12: More Foundations (12-Steps for Christians)
slides 16-23: Say these 12-Step prayers out loud (true Christianity)
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND getting a pastor or mature spiritual person to pray with you in person or online!!
slides 28-32: Close the gateways from the enemy of our souls
(slide 29): under OTHER: add: alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sexual sin, horror movies, astrology, cults, occult, etc.
slide 34: Aftercare
slide 37: God's love for you!!
slides 88-90: PART 1: Prayers for Deliverance (say out loud).
slide: 91: PART 2: chose a prayer. Then find the prayer at slides 92-115: (prayers for freedom)
slides 116-120: PART 3: Your identity. Who you are "IN CHRIST". (Also carry with you to read daily or when struggling)
If you have an area of struggle then do that PART 2 prayer for 1-2 weeks (2-3 times a day). Then go to another area of "struggle".
If you are struggling: prayerfully go back through the two books and ask God to show you an area of weakness.
ALSO: go to slide(s) 11-12, 173-174, 116-120, 91, &/or 175 (prayer journalizing)
IMPORTANT suggestions: a) start/join a group (see slides 5-14). We recommend women and men separate. Follow the outline.
b) see www.altogetherlovely.org/healing. Then scroll down to the second "3) Guidelines for Healing" (the elaborated section). Great advice for those going through ongoing healing. It is alright to continue with someone to pray with & support you. We need support.
As you learn to walk with Jesus "DAY BY DAY" AND "MOMENT BY MOMENT" God will show Himself faithful to you. It is a life of faith. FACT - FAITH - FEELINGS. That's the order. We put our FAITH in the FACT of God’s Word. The FEELINGS will come walking with Him.
10 Basic Steps to Christian Maturity (11 longer lessons)
(This in depth study is well worth the time!!)
A TIME TO MEDITATE
START BY WORSHIPING GOD. THEN PRAY THIS PRAYER: Father God, I come to You through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ for entry into Your presence, forgiveness, healing. Forgive me for ________. Holy Spirit, will You now fall upon me. Come fill my spirit, my mind, my will, my emotions, my sexuality, and every cell in my body with You. Melt away anything not of You. Thank You Holy Spirit. In Jesus' Matchless Name I pray.
Now find a phrase or verse to meditate on. You can scroll down & watch the waves/sky if you wish.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13) We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20) Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6) The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:16) “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1a) But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:31) JESUS LOVES YOU