GARDEN OF HOPE CHURCH
TREASURES FROM GODS WORD
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time. (Isaiah 60:22)
Works for the Lord often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. Feebleness educates faith, brings God near, and wins glory for His name. Prize promises of increase! Mustard seed is the smallest among seeds, and yet it becomes a treelike plant, with branches which lodge the birds of heaven. We may begin with one, and that "a little one," and yet it will "become a thousand." The Lord is great at the multiplication table. How often did He say to His lone servant, "I will multiply thee!" Trust in the Lord, ye ones and twos; for He will be in the midst of you if you are gathered in His name.
"A small one." What can be more despicable in the eyes of those who count heads and weigh forces! Yet this is the nucleus of a great nation. Only one star shines out at first in the evening, but soon the sky is crowded with countless lights.
Nor need we think the prospect of increase to be remote, for the promise is, "I Jehovah will hasten it in his time." There will be no premature haste, like that which we see at excited meetings; it will be all in due time, but yet there will be no delay. When the Lord hastens, His speed is glorious.
There is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6) http://blb.sc/002Vj3
Good works cannot save you.
"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." (Ephesians 2:8-9) http://blb.sc/002UZQ
Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23) http://blb.sc/002T3j
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12) http://blb.sc/002Uqg
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
(1 John 1:10) http://blb.sc/002NZl
2 Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) http://blb.sc/002KIL
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) http://blb.sc/002Uqg
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9) http://blb.sc/002O5E
Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10) http://blb.sc/002O5E
3 Turn from sin and Repent
Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
(Luke 13:5) http://blb.sc/002q2Q
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:30) http://blb.sc/002SM0
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13) http://blb.sc/002O5E
"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:" (John 1:12) http://blb.sc/002NJc
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) http://blb.sc/002N2S
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should:
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) http://blb.sc/002S3B
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalms 119:105) http://blb.sc/002y1g
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
" (Matthew 21:22) http://blb.sc/002bwg
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6) http://blb.sc/002Vby
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19) http://blb.sc/002mxR
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Timothy 3:16) http://blb.sc/002RWu
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15) http://blb.sc/0036hZ
"For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16) http://blb.sc/002v2C
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16) http://blb.sc/002StL