Helping Others Take Their Next Step With God
Now That You Are Saved
Seven Keys to Power with God
Pastors Matthew & Karla Mangan
Dear New Believer in Christ,
Pastors Matthew and Karla Mangan and the congregation of MHCW welcome you to your new life in the Kingdom of God.
When welcoming someone into the Kingdom, we like to leave them with foundational information to make their walk with the Lord more powerful and productive. We are glad to place into your hands this powerful little booklet that will cause you to grow in your journey of faith more effectively.
Holding fast to the seven keys presented here will change your life forever.
1. Be Faithful in Church Attendance
“Do not avoid worshiping together as some do, but spur each other on especially as you see the Day of the Lord approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
There are many good Bible-teaching Churches in our community and Mount Hope Church Williamston is certainly one of them. We would love to help you grow in knowledge of the Scriptures. It is also important in this present world for believers in Jesus Christ to stick together and encourage one another. The first banana to leave the bunch is always the first banana to be peeled. Don’t let this happen to you!
2. Receive the Holy Spirit Baptism
Jesus said, “What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit and power. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be able to be My witnesses, in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.” (Acts 1:8)
Once you become a believer in Jesus Christ, you are cleansed by His Blood. This enables you to become a holy dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. When He comes to live in you as a Believer, you become a vessel of power. He enables you to live victoriously and to minister Jesus Christ to others effectively. The leadership of MHCW will be glad to help you receive the Holy Spirit Baptism. Just ask someone.
3. Be Baptized in Water
“This is what happens in Water Baptism. When we go under the water we leave the old country of sin behind; when we come up out of the water we enter into the New Country of Grace – a new life in a new land. When we are lowered into the water, it’s like Jesus’ burial. When we are raised up out of the water, it’s like Jesus’ resurrection.” (Romans 6:3-4)
Water Baptism does not wash your sins away. The Blood of Jesus did that the moment you were saved. Being baptized in water is identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a powerful outward expression of a powerful inward experience. Ask the Pastors, one of the Ushers or members of MHCW about being water baptized.
4. Pray to Your Heavenly Father in Jesus’ Name
Jesus said, “Ask the Father in My Name, according to My will and He’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be like a river overflowing its banks.” (John 16:23)
God, your Father, desires to take care of you. Ask Him, in Jesus’ Name, to meet your needs and the needs of others. Pray for others to be saved in the world and in your family. Pray especially for peace in Israel. (Psalm 122:6-9)
5. Read and Study Your Bible
“Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can still be sure it’s written for us. God wants His Word to keep us alert for whatever He’ll do next.” (Romans 15:4)
“By Your words I can see where I am going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” (Psalm 119:105)
It is impossible to walk with God apart from knowledge of the Bible. The Bible teaches us God’s will and His plan for our lives. MHCW places a strong emphasis on knowing God’s Word and learning how to be led by His Spirit.
6. Tell Others about Jesus Christ
Jesus said, “Go into all the world. Go everywhere and announce the message of God’s Good News to one and all … and the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the message with indisputable evidence and miracles.” (Mark 16:15,20)
Ask the Father to show you who to talk to about Jesus. Ask Him to give you boldness. Unless someone tells others about Jesus, like someone told you about Jesus, people cannot be saved. MHCW is a soulwinning Church and will be glad to teach you how to be a powerful witness for Jesus.
7. Giving Tithes and Offerings as an Act of Worship
“Bring your full tithe to the Temple (Church) treasury so there will be ample provision in My Temple (Church). Test Me in this and see if I don’t open up Heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams.” (Malachi 3:10)
The Gospel is free but it takes much money to operate a local Church. Your tithes and offerings make that possible. Giving is not only the first step into God’s promise of prosperity for you, it is also an act of worship. The Bible says you will reap what you sow. (Galatians 6:7)
Prayer: “Father, in Jesus’ Name we pray for each person who reads this Spiritual Journey of Faith booklet. We ask that they would be filled with the knowledge of Your will for their lives and that they would walk worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in all they set their hand to, in Jesus’ Name.”
Pastors Matthew and Karla Mangan MHCW