Every day pray that everyone you know will either become a Christian or influence others to become a Christian, and please share this online book with others - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com
For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has lead me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Matthew. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
The only way someone who is over the age of accountability can enter into the kingdom of heaven is if they become a Christian. There isn't anything we can do by our own power that will allow us to go to heaven when we leave this world. This includes being rich and powerful. This also includes people who think they will be allowed intp heaven if they do good deeds and are nice people. Becoming a Christian is our only hope. For information on how someone can become a Christian, see chapter 41 of this book - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com
27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. (Every Christian who has given up these things so they can witness to and help others in places the Holy Spirit has lead them will recieve much more blessings than they would experience if they hadn't followed the Holy Spirit's leading. These verses don't mean that someone can become a Christian if they give these things up; a Christian recieves assurance of their salvation if they do what the Holy Spirit leads them to do.) 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. (In the end, the seemingly important and powerful non-Christians won't be powerful and important. Although, Christians who don't act important and powerful but instead live the kind of lifestyle mentioned in chapter 39 of this book - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com will be exalted in heaven. Luke 14:11 confirms, "For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.")
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