God's System Of The New Testament Pattern Of Worship

John 8:24 (NKJV)
"Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

If you cannot accept this, you will die in your sins.

John 8:32 (NKJV)
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Only the truth can make you free from the burdens of sin.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 (NKJV)
and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. {11} And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

If you choose to ignore the warnings from God, then you will be allowed to believe your lie that you are living.

1 Peter 1:22 (NKJV)
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

You can only be purified by obedience of the Truth.

Acts 8:37 (NKJV)
Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

You must believe.

Luke 13:3 (NKJV)
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

Luke 24:47 (NKJV)
"and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

You must repent.

Romans 10:10 (NKJV)
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

You must confess.

Acts 2:38 (NKJV)
Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

You must be baptized for the remission of sins.

Romans 6:3-5 (NKJV)
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? {4} Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. {5} For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

Our baptism is a burial in the symbolism of Jesus Christ's example.

Galatians 3:27 (NKJV)
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

The only entrance into Christ is through baptism.

Acts 2:41 (NKJV)
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.

Acts 2:47 (NKJV)
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

The obedient believers were added to the church by God.

Acts 2:42 (NKJV)
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

They changed their lives to be in conformity to God's will.

1 Corinthians 12:18-27 (NKJV)
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. {19} And if they were all one member, where would the body be? {20} But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. {21} And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." {22} No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. {23} And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, {24} but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, {25} that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. {26} And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. {27} Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

Christians are all members of one spiritual body working together to do God's will.

John 4:24 (NKJV)
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

The only right way to worship God-------Spirit and Truth.

2 Peter 1:5-11 (NKJV)
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, {6} to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, {7} to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. {8} For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. {9} For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. {10} Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; {11} for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Continue to develop yourselves to be better Christians.

2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

We must all grow and develop. In all things, God is to receive the Glory both now and forever.

Note; Many of the ideas and thoughts in this study are taken from a tract by James M. Tolle.

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