HELLO & WELCOME
IN 1969, I was a teenage boy working in my summer school break in one of Lebanon’s mountain holiday resorts. Two days before my fourteenth birthday – on the 20th of July, I watched with amazement the live broadcast on black and white TV, and witnessed with astonishment along with 500 million other viewers worldwide, History in the making – MAN WALKING ON THE MOON.
The countdown began, just few days earlier, on July 16, when ignition was established on pad 13 of the Kennedy space centre, lifting off Apollo 11 with 3 astronauts on board of 1 of the most advanced flying machines at the time. The carefully built and finely tuned spacecraft travelled 391,888 Kilometres (244,930 miles) into the unchartered space of God’s great and marvellous creation. The nature of their mission and destiny was to realise their nation’s vision and dream, which was to reach the moon, and they did when the EAGLE landed.
Neil Armstrong descended the Lunar Module, which ultimately touched down. As he stepped on the “lot less dustier than expected” surface of the moon, he described that momentous event with eleven unforgettable words: “That’s One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind “ By comparison the simple choice that you make (whether on your own or with a help of a dedicated friend) and the single step that you take at the end of this brief but Biblical life-changing introduction, is even far greater in impact, influence and effect than that of Neil Armstrong’s. You see the truth in this manual for heaven that you hold in your hand, taken purely from the eternal and unchanging word of God, will take you from Earth, past the Moon, to Eternity. It did for me.
Here is my story in brief. In 1976, having migrated from Lebanon six years earlier, I was searching for purpose in life while seeking to find my path thru music and personal relationships. Trying to keep up with those whom I highly esteemed and looked up to as my heroes, I was turning every which way to follow closely their footsteps. Making a promising career in the sales industry, I was steadily working my way up the ladder of success. In short I was lost, lonely and looking.
Four months before my twenty first birthday – on the 25th of March, something happened in me, which changed not only my desire here on earth but also my destiny hereafter in eternity. That blessed Thursday evening I was confronted with the eternal truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of my sinful lifestyle of a defacto relationship that I was involved in at the time, I was easily convicted. The choice, from the Holy Bible before me, was simple and clear:
In the sight of God I stood eternally condemned and hopelessly lost.
In the light of His grace and mercy I could be redeemed, released and really set free.
That night, I turned to God in sincere faith as I took Him at His sure word. Trusting in the love of Christ on Calvary, I threw my soul at His grace and mercy. Having believed God’s promise of eternal salvation I received freely his gift of everlasting life. Accepted on the merits of Christ alone I entered into a new and dynamic relationship with the true and Living God. In bookkeeping terms my overdue account was immediately settled as my debt of sin, which I could not service nor even take care of the interest repayment, was paid in full. That meant that all of my sin, according to His precious word, has been put into Christ’s account, and all His goodness has been placed into mine.
Hallelujah, Eternity was secured, and my heart rejoiced and gave thanks.
The Lord Jesus Christ is still inviting people, just like you, today. He says: “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on Him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”(John 5:24) Well done, you’re on the right track towards the greatest discovery of your life. Thankyou and God Bless You.
With the love of Christ
Pastor- Inner West Baptist Church
1. REALISE – you are a sinner
2. RECOGNISE – The saving is all of GOD
3. REPENT – Of sin
4. REQUEST – & Call in sincerity & truth
5. RECEIVE – A step of faith
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” (Romans 5:1)
1. Realise – You are a sinner Psalm 32:5 “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Prospects of Sin – ALL
Isaiah 53:6 “_____ we like sheep have gone_________; we have turned every one to his_________; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us_____.”
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is______________, no,_________________:”
Romans 3:23 “For____________________, and come short of the glory of God;”
Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon________, for that________________:”
Penalty of Sin – Death
Ezekiel 18:20a “The soul that sinneth,____________________. … ¨ Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world,and_____ by sin; and so __________passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is________________;… ¨ Hebrews 9:27a “And as it is appointed unto men once __________________….. Payment of Sin – Hell or His Blood
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is__________; but the gift of God is eternal life through _________________our Lord.”
2 Peter 2:4 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but __________
_________________, and delivered them into___________________, to be reserved unto judgment;”
Psalm 55:15 “Let death seize upon them, and let them ____________quick into______: for _________________is in their dwellings, and among them.”
Luke 16:23a “And in ______he lift up his eyes, being in_________________,
Revelation 20:14a “And __________and _______were cast into_____________.
Also see- Proverbs 7:27;9:18;Isaiah 5:14; 14:15 Matthew 5:29-30;25:41,46 ;Mark 9:47-48
Of His blood
Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in________________, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
Romans 5:9 “Much more then, being now _____________by_______________,
we shall be ______________from wrath through him.”
Ephesians 1:7 “In whom we have ____________________through_____________, the__________________, according to the riches of his grace;”
Colossians 1:14 “In whom we have_________________through_____________, even the_________________________:”
Also see- Acts 20:28b; Ephesians2:13; Colossians 1:20;Hebrews 9:12-14,22 ;10:19;13:12;
1 Peter 1:19; 1John 1:7; Revelation 1:5.;5:9;19:13 …. MEMORY VERSE- (Romans 6:23) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
2. Recognise – The Saving Is All Of God Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Grace of GOD
Romans 15:15 “Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me__________,
1 Corinthians 1:4 “I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace ______________which is given you by Jesus Christ;”
1 Corinthians 3:10a “According to the grace _____which is given unto me,…
1 Corinthians 15:10 “But by the grace _____I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace _____which was with me.”
Goodness of GOD
Psalm 31:19 “Oh how_________________________, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!”
Romans 2:4 ….the ________________________leadeth thee to repentance?” ¨ 2 Chronicles 30:18b…….., The _______________LORD pardon every one” ¨ Psalm 145:9a “The LORD ___________________to all:….
Gift of GOD
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but ________________is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 5:18 “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came ________________________unto justification of life.”
Hebrews 2:9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death ____________________________.” Also see -Galatians 2:9 ;1 Peter 1:10
Romans 3:24 “Being justified _________________by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
Romans 5:15 “But not as the offence, so also is______________. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and___________________________, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”
Also see-Romans 6:23b; 11:6a
MEMORY VERSE (Romans 3:24) “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”
3. Repent – OF SIN Mark 1:15b (“JESUS said)…. repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
Change Of Mind
Luke 15:18 “________ arise and go to my father, ____________say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,”
Acts 20:21 “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, ______________________________, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Acts 26:20 “But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and____________, and do works meet for repentance.”
Confessions Of Mouth
2 Sam 12:13 “And David_____________________, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.”
Of Faith -right with GOD
Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt _____________with thy mouth ___________, __________________________and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Also See 1 John 1:9
Of Faults -right with EACH OTHER
James 5:16 ” ____________________________one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Conduct Of Manner
Ezekiel 18:30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and___________________ ___________________________; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.”
Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked__________________, and the unrighteous man_______________: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Fruits of – 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For ___________________worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
MEMORY VERSE (Luke 13:3 ) “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
4. Request… & call in SINCERITY & Truth Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Psalms 145:18 “The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.”
Learn From The Scripture
John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word________________.”
Psalms 12:6 “_________________________________are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”
Psalms 119:140 “Thy ____________is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”
Proverbs 30:5 “Every __________________________________is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Also see-Psalm 138:2
Look To The Saviour
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, _______________, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation_______________: for there is ______other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
1 Corinthians 3:11 “For _______________________________________can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and ________________________between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
Also see -John3:18; 9:35-38; 2Peter 1:1; 1John5:20
Led By The Spirit
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, __________________, is come, he will guide you into_____________: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”
John 14:17 “Even the Spirit_____________; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
John 16:8 “And when he is__________,he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”
Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing___________________________ ;”
MEMORY VERSE John 3:18 “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the
5. Receive – A Step Of Faith John.1: 12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Take Him As Your Lamb Slained
John 1:29b “….. Behold_______________________, which taketh away the sin of the world.” 1 Peter 1:19″… the precious blood of Christ, as of ________without blemish and without spot:”
Your Sin Bearer
1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own ______bare _______in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, _______________: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”
Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded ________transgressions, he was bruised ______iniquities: the chastisement of ____peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Trust Him As Lord And Saviour
(Luke 1:46-47) “And Mary said,…my spirit hath rejoiced in God ___________” ¨ Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by_________, and hearing by the_____________.”
1 John 5:11-12 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us___________, and this life is in his______________.He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
Romans 10:4 “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that _______
John 11:25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that _______ _________though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever ______and _______ _________shall never die. Believest thou this?”
Revelation 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say,________ . And let him that heareth say, _________ And let him that is athirst___________. And ________________will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Here is a suggested prayer:
Dear God: I am sorry that I have sinned against you; I turn away from my sins.
Please forgive me, and be merciful to me a sinner.
Thankyou for saving me and giving me a new life.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; __________that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
MEMORY VERSE (John 5:24) “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”