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Reaching A New Generation


I was asked by someone, "How will you fulfill the the mission of "Reaching a New Generation."   I explained it this way: by reaching one person at a time. If every Christian would open their God Space to others we could change the world for Christ.  We have to create time, personal space out of our day and opportunity for people to ask the question: "Who is God?"  And it is our job to share our testimony to them in a kind way. Today, people are too busy, distracted by wealth, pleasure and personal agendas to see that every minute that passes we lose an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. 


We are living in the last days and so many people are to busy to notice.  So many people want wealth.


                                                   They are trying to "get all they can, Can all they get and Sit on the can."


Bottom line is this:  No one ever leaves this earth with anything. They only thing worth anything is your SPIRIT> Remember this, one day we will all give an account of our time and treasure.  All given by "Almighty God."  He (God) will ask for an account of your time and treasure and you will give that account on judgement Day!"


Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Acts 2:42-47

And they devoted themselves to the apostle's teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, ...

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Galatians 6:2   Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.



The doctrine of the communion of saints is based on 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul compares Christians to a single body.

The words translated into English as "saints" can refer to Christians, who, whatever their personal sanctity as individuals, are called holy because they are consecrated to God and Christ. This usage of the word "saints" is found some fifty times in the New Testament.

The CEC Catechism defends this view, citing Romans 8:32, 1 Corinthians 6:17 and 1 John 1:3 to claim that all members of Christ have communion with him, and are recipients of all his gifts.

The persons who are linked in this communion include those who have died and whom Hebrews 12:1 pictures as a cloud of witnesses encompassing Christians on earth. In the same chapter, Hebrews 12:22-23 says Christians on earth "have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect."



Here is our plan to reach the unchurched:


                                                                            Emmaus Abbey

                                                          “Reaching a New Generation for Christ”


                                                                                            Steps to Knowing Christ:

STEP 1
God loves you and has a plan for you! Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His

The bible says; For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

This is called “Divine Love.” God knows us because He made us in his image. We are wonderfully made.  He knows every hair on our heads and he wants a personal relationship with us. Ps 139:12-18.

Jesus said; “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” A complete life, full of purpose. John 10:10.

STEP 2
Here's the problem: man is sinful and separated from God.

  • We feel alone
  • That something is missing in our lives
  • We want to know what our purpose is in this life


The bible says; We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the bible calls, “sin.”   Romans 3:23 says; “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” 

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans. 6:23. The result of sin is death. Sin separates us from God until we repent and ask God to forgive us our sins.

STEP 3
God sent His Son to die for your sins!  Jesus willingly died upon the cross of Calvary for our sins.
Jesus died in our place so that we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever.  Bible says; “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8.

But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Jesus is the only way to God.  6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  John 14:6


All we have to do is choose Him!

STEP 4
Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the prayer below to accept Christ as your Savior.

What we could not do for ourselves, God did for us! 

The bible says; For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.   Ephesians 2:8-10

                                                                             If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior,

                                                                    then pray this prayer below and He will come into your heart.

                                                                                                   
PRAYER OF REPENTANCE

                      Heavenly Father, I come to you, confessing my sin and asking for your forgiveness. I thank You, Lord, for You have 

                      promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

                      I want to turn from my sins, and live in a way that will please You. And so I ask for Your help, Lord. I ask that You give

                      me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.

                     I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him

                     now as my Savior, my Lord, and my friend.

                     I also thank You, because You've said that whoever comes to You, You will by no means cast out. Thank You for giving me

                     a new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You. Make me what You want me to be in Jesus' name. Amen.




                                         "Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. 

                                          I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior

                                          and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this

                                                                                                       in the name of Jesus. Amen."

                                                                                                          
Did you pray this prayer?

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Jesus Taught his Disciples to Pray this Kingdom Prayer

                                                                                                            Memorize this Prayer

                                                                                                 Our Father in heaven,
                                                                                                 Hallowed be Your name.
                                                                                                   Your kingdom come.
                                                                                                     Your will be done
                                                                                             On earth as it is in heaven.
                                                                                           Give us this day our daily bread.
                                                                                                And forgive us our debts,
                                                                                                As we forgive our debtors.
                                                                                        And do not lead us into temptation,
                                                                                           But deliver us from the evil one.
                                                            For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


                                   

                                                                          What's Next?

If you have decided to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are now born again. Here are a few things that will help you to grow as a Christian...

PRAY
Prayer is like a telephone line that goes directly to God. It’s important to spend time talking to Him every day, the more the better. Philippians 4:6

READ THE BIBLE
The Bible is like a love letter from God. The more you read it, the more you’ll fall in love with Him. 1 Peter 2:2

FELLOWSHIP
You need to have friends who share your beliefs and who can encourage you. This is why it’s so important to find a good, Bible-believing church where you can meet other Christians. Hebrews 10:24-25

WITNESS TO OTHERS
Share your faith in Jesus Christ with others. Pray that the Lord will reveal how you should witness and when. Mark 16:15