One of the most important habits to get into that will help you grow as a believer is memorizing Bible verses. In Psalm 119:11 the Bible says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”Memorizing Bible verses and doing what they say will help you to fight against temptation and instruct you to do what is right. We encourage you to memorize the verse below to give you a better understanding of the topic of salvation. John chapter 3, verse 16 —or, abbreviated, it would look like this:
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:3-7 —In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God… You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.”
Jesus commanded us saying, “You must be born again.”In this lesson you will learn:
Sin is the failure to obey any of God’s commandments or laws. In your own words, write down your answers to the following questions in a journal or notebook.
To better understand the effects of sin, think of death as SEPARATION.
To be RIGHTEOUS means “to do right: to be totally innocent before God in regards to obeying His commandments.”
God’s word says sin causes death; Jesus took that penalty upon Himself in our place.
JUSTICE is getting what we deserve. If God were only a just God, we would all perish.
MERCY is not getting what we deserve. It is by His mercy that He can forgive us.
GRACE is getting something we don’t deserve at all. By God’s grace (not our own merit) He sent his Son.
FAITH is accepting something which cannot be proved by the senses. Faith is trusting God.
REPENTANCE literally means “a change of one’s mind that results in change of action.” It is through this change that our hearts turn away from sin and turn towards God. It should include:A.A genuine sorrow for our sins.B.Cleansing from continually sinning.C.A desire to submit to God’s will.
Have the angels rejoiced over you? All you have to do is pray this simple prayer and mean itin your heart:
“Jesus I know I am a sinner. Forgive my sins and take control of my life. Amen.”
In your journal, write out the verse you memorized for lesson 1.