Read The Bible
As a Christian, one of the most important things you can do is to read and study the Bible. The Bible is the inerrant, inspired and true Word of God. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is living and active. It’s not just a collection of "stories", it is God speaking directly to each of us. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that “All scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.”
Reading the Bible will allow God to reveal to you things about Himself.
Reading the Bible will allow God to show you things in your life that need to change.
Reading the Bible will allow God to teach you what it means to be a Christ-follower.
Reading the Bible will allow God to reveal to you your purpose in life.
Many Bible Reading Plans are available. You can find a list of our suggested reading plans here.
Regularly Attend a Worship Service
Attending worship services provides you opportunities to learn more about Jesus and grow in your knowledge of His Word and His will. God has given us gifted teachers that help explain the Scriptures and make them applicable to our everyday life. And, you'll have a chance to worship the Lord with other Christians!
Prayer is essentially talking to God. Is it really possible to communicate with the Creator of all that exists and be able to understand His plans and purposes for your life? Yes!
Are there questions you really need answers for? Or maybe you are facing a trial that is too difficult to face on your own and you need divine direction.
You don’t have to know fancy words or theology. You can talk to God just like you would talk to anyone. Prayer is the way for believers to come to the Father, and talk with Him on an intimate level, expressing our need for His direction, thanking Him for all our blessings, and interceding on behalf of others. This isn't easily done these days, with so many distractions around us, so a good idea might be to get alone somewhere and spend time with the Lord in prayer.
While we may accept and agree with the fact that we should give to our church, many of us struggle with thoughts that occur when God asks us to give something! We wonder why God is asking us to give, especially if we don’t have much to give to start with.
God doesn't NEED our money or other resources. What He wants is us, surrendered to HIS will, which is using His people to provide the resources needed for the local church. In that process then, He blesses us and changes us, as well as brings Him glory.
The amount you choose to give is between you and God. God looks at the
“For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.” 2 Corinthians 8:2