From all of us at ‘Equipping the Saints’ we are overjoyed to hear you have trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. Jesus said in Scripture “…I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10”
As a new believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have entered into a new, special, eternal relationship with your Creator and Savior. You are a new creation in Christ: “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Because the barrier between you and God (your sin) has been removed through faith in Christ, you now can come before the living God and communicate with Him through prayer. Be devoted to prayer, pray about everything, and draw close to God. See Heb. 10:22, 4:14-16, 1 Thes. 5:16-18, Philippians 4:8, and Acts 2:42.
Also because God’s Word is your spiritual food for your new relationship with Him, we have included a Bible as our gift. Although all hell, through your own fleshly desires, will try to stop you from reading and studying His Word, be devoted to daily reading, studying and memorizing His Word, listening to Biblical sermons. Your food for this new relationship with Jesus is His Word. See Psalm 1, Acts 2:42, 1 Peter 2:1-2, 2 Thes 2:13, and John 17:17.
Attached is a paper with many verses describing what has happened to you when you believed. Read them and put them in your heart. They will be a comfort and protection for you.
We have also included a CD message from 1 Peter 2:1-3 concerning the importance of His Word and being in a biblical church that proclaims His Word. As you listen, pray, asking God to teach you.
We also would encourage you to listen to and request more sermons from us or download them from www.vancouverbible.org.
It is vital too that you find a biblical church and attend regularly. Pray and ask God to lead you to a biblical church. Stay clear of and run away from churches that do not exalt Christ through the continual proclamation of Him and His Word in every area. Stay clear of churches that put on a show, through music and slick sermons that feed your desires rather than feeding you the unadulterated convicting, correcting, Word of God. Avoid churches that teach topically rather than preaching the Word expositionally, verse by verse. Stay away from charismatic, Pentecostal, reformed and mainline dead denominational churches (such as, Lutheran, Methodist, and most Presbyterian) Look for a Bible church that actually preaches, teaches and obeys His Word and exalts Jesus in Worship (not how we feel about Jesus).
We would love to help you find a biblical church in your area. Feel free to call or email us concerning any church. We would be glad to evaluate it in light of His Word and give you our recommendation.
If in your search you cannot find a biblical church (they’re hard to find), don’t stop looking. Also, as you look, consider watching our live stream of our Sunday Service. We broadcast from 10AM-11:45AM PST. You can go to www.vancouverbible.org and in the middle of the page there is a link, “Click for Live Stream.”
Again we are overjoyed that Christ has saved you! Let us know how we can pray, encourage and help you in your new walk with Christ.
Rich blessings only found in Him,