Receive Jesus as the Mashiach and Lord
1.Receive Jesus by faith as Mashiach and Lord
Mark 1:1-3. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”
John 1:9-13. 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Luke 5:4-8,10b-11. 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
….And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him
Colossians 1:15-17. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
2. Repent of your Old Life of Fleshly for a New Life- Reborn of Spirit
Mark 1:4-8, 14-15. John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand;[e] repent and believe in the gospel.”
Ephesians 2:1-6. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
3.Rest by Faith in the Redemption of Jesus Mashiach on His Cross.
Mark 1:9-11. In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Colossians 1:19-20. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Mark 15:24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take
Isaiah 61:1-The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound
Romans 3:23-25a. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith
2 Corinthians 5:21. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1.Mark 1:1-3; John 1:12-13.
Receive: Welcome Jesus Christ into your life in a committed, mutually trusting relationship. Redeemer: The Family Rescuer who restores you to God’s Family by freeing you from bondage to restore you as a Son and Heir of God. Lord: The all-powerful provider and protectors who is committed to give you life if you humble yourself before him to obey Him.
[ ] 1. Will you Receive Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as your Redeemer and your Lord?
Testimony Question: (Note: please write out your answers below. Mentors, if your mentee is unable to write, please ask them these questions and write down their answers below). Why do you want Jesus Christ to be part of your life as your Redeemer? Why do you want to humble yourself before him as your Lord?
2. Mark 1:4-8. Romans 8:6-14.
Repent: To forsake your old life of your fleshly focus on Self-Rule, Sin, and Satan’s dark world to receive God’s righteous life, reborn by the Holy Spirit as a Son into God’s family. Repentance is not perfection but an openness to change, submitting to God’s transforming Word so that when you do sin, you confess and repent (1 John 1:9). Flesh: Your Self-ruling, Godless old life that loves sin, control, and Satan’s dark world.
[ ] 2. Will you Repent of (reject) your old life of sinful flesh to receive a new life of sonship by Spirit’s rebirth?
Testimony Question: (be sure to use specific examples in your answer).
Why do you want to repent of (reject) your old life of sinful flesh and its love of Sin, Self, and Satan’s dark world? What are some things in your “old life” that you are repenting of?
Why do you want the new spiritual life Jesus Christ gives you to be reborn by the Holy Spirit into God’s family as a Son and Heir of God?
3. Mark 1:9-15. Galatians 2:20.
[ ] 3. Rest and receive by Faith the Redemption of Jesus Christ on His Cross, to be changed as his disciple as he exchanges the works of the flesh with his righteous life? Redemption: Jesus Christ redeems your infinite sin debt by bearing your sins on the cross and dying as a sacrifice to pay the ransom for your forgiveness. In redemption, Jesus Christ takes your sins and gives you his infinite righteousness!
Cross: Jesus Christ was crucified, hung on the cross, to pay the penalty for your sins. He suffered spiritual death—separation from God, so you could have eternal life.
The Son of God/ The Son of Man: Only Jesus Christ can pay for your sins because only Jesus, as the Son of God, can carry and pay for our infinite sin debt. Only Jesus as the Son of Man can die and be raised from the dead! Testimony Question:
Why do you rely on Jesus Christ for redemption and not your own works? Why is Jesus Christ the only one to save you?
What do you want to (or have) experience(d) of God’s new life as a disciple of Jesus Christ?
[ ] 4. Will you commit/ re-commit yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ for a new life of salvation? Then pray the prayer below with your mentor(s):
Humbling your Self to receive Jesus Christ as your Redeemer and Lord?
Repenting of your Old Life of Self-Rule, Sinful Flesh, and Satan’s dark world?
Resting by Faith in the Redemption in the Cross of Jesus Christ alone? To be:
Disciple’s Prayer of Commitment/ Recommitment to Jesus Christ:
Lord Jesus Christ, I want to receive you into my life as my Redeemer and Lord. I believe that you are the “Son of God” and the “Son of Man.” I want to reject my old life of flesh and Sin, Self-Rule, and Satan’s dark world. Please give me rebirth by your Holy Spirit into your family. I trust in your redemption on the cross alone to save me! Amen. (Mentors, please lay hands on them and pray that they receive the Holy Spirit!)
[ ] 5. Will you obey Jesus’ command to publicly testify of your New Life in Jesus Christ in baptism?