Live Your Decision

Once you make your decision for Christ, it's important to carry out your faith in a plan of action, devotion and dedication to the Lord by becoming involved in church.

Connect, Grow, Serve

 

To be successful in your Christian walk, it is essential to connect, grow and serve - the DNA of St. Paul Baptist  Church. Connect with other believers to encourage and strengthen one another, grow in your walk with God through our weekend and midweek services, as well as the various Bible study groups available, and serve others while serving God. Serving others is not just about church, it's about serving others as a lifestyle…at your church, in your community and around the world.

Give Generously

 

Finally, to be successful in your walk with God, commit to honor God with your finances. When you commit to give the Lord the first 10% of your income, God promises He will pour out blessings you cannot contain. Tithing is the first key to financial prosperity.

Scripture says, in Malachi 3:10, "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."

Joining the Family of Christ

We were never meant to journey alone. Connecting with others and building community is a big part of a healthy Christian walk. God's Word says, "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." — Proverbs 27:17.

 

You can find strength, support and encouragement through prayer, fellowship and intimate friendships by joining a lifegroup or attending an Encounter weekend. Don't let the busyness of life get in the way of building lasting relationships with other believers who care about who you are and where you are going in your walk with God.

Become What You Were Created to Be

It is a natural order for us to grow, and personal growth should be a daily goal to become all that God has created us to be.

Strengthen your faith, and gain knowledge of who God is and who He says you are by attending any weekend or midweek service, or by joining any of our many compass Bible study groups. These groups are designed to meet you where you are in life. Whether single, married or just starting out in your Christian walk, a group that best serves your needs is available before or after every weekend service.

Make a Difference for Others

Serving others is not just for pastors. Jesus said, "Whatever you did for the least of these you did for me." — Matthew 25:40. You can touch the very heart of God by serving others around you. Coaching a little league team or helping someone at the grocery store can become a great witness of the love of Christ without preaching a sermon.

Of course, there are many ways to volunteer your time here at St. Paul Baptist Church as well. Through our service team ministries, singing in the choir, you can help minister the gospel to those seeking the truth found in God's Word.

Whether here at the church or abroad, we encourage you to be the greatest representatives of Christ's love you can be. Your life is a book read by all those around you and speaks volumes of the hope, faith and love found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

A Lifestyle of Giving

Jesus said in Luke 6:38, "Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Giving is a biblical principal that when lived by, produces a rich harvest in our lives.

Giving is not limited to simply our finances; it's a lifestyle. When we live with the spirit of giving, when we give the Lord our tithes and our offerings, when we give to those in need, when we give of our time, our love, our resources, we are sowing seeds that God will make sure blossoms into a rich harvest! Not just of financial blessings, but rich in all aspects of life. He'll make sure the right doors open, the right people come into your life, and the right breaks are received.

God desires for you to be the most blessed and most prosperous in the land, that we prosper in our homes, relationships and in health. Make sure you work with God and allow His door of favor and provision to open like a flood by putting actions to your faith through giving.

And we don't give to simply receive. The important thing is that we live with the spirit of giving. God is more concerned with the condition of your heart as you give, rather than the quantity.

It is through our giving where the greatest blessings and provision can be seen.

Do you need a miracle in your life? A Breakthrough? A financial need? Try giving. God says, "Test me in this," "See if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings there will not be room enough to store it." (Malachi 3:10).

Proverbs 3:9-10

"Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine."

Malachi 3:10

"Bring the whole tithe to the storehouses, that there may be food in my house. 'Test me in this,' says the Lord Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.'"

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship you should:

  1. Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.
  2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
  3. Tell others about Christ.
  4. Worship, walk with, and work for Christ with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.
  5. As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

 

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