20
Aug
2020

Fast of Daniel – Task 19

BODY
Identify a bad eating habit and replace it with a good one. Add some fruits, vegetables and salads to your meal today. Continue looking after the Temple of the Holy Spirit.

SOUL
After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.
(Job 42:10)

Task: Pray for your guests, who’ll join you this Sunday so that they may also have an experience with God. They will be blessed, and you will also be blessed, twice as much!

SPIRIT
Meditate on this passage

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16)

Baptism in water is a person’s permanent separation from their earthly life and the beginning of their new life as a true Christian. It is more than a public ceremony of conversion to the Lord Jesus; it is a “burial process,” where we die completely to the world and leave our old, sinful nature behind. In other words, once we die to sin through baptism, sin loses control over us.

It is important that people get baptised only after they repent, decide to abandon their life of sin, and accept Jesus as their only Lord and Saviour. Repentance is the first condition for baptism. Some get baptised without repenting; however, these people are not “converted” to Christ, but “convinced” of Him.

What is repentance?

Repentance is a feeling of sadness or regret for a mistake committed. It is important for a Christian to understand what true repentance is because:

1. The sinner must acknowledge their sins. This is the first step towards real repentance. No one can regret something that they don’t recognise is wrong.

2. They must hate sin. If a sinner doesn’t see his sin as something that is disgusting and hateful, they will certainly commit that sin again and be enslaved by it.

3. They must abandon their sin. If we don’t turn our backs on sin immediately, we will never be free from it. We cannot think that we have overcome a sin if it is still within our reach.

4. They must forget sin completely. The last step for total repentance is to forget that sin, as if it had never been committed.

Task: Consider getting baptised in water, this is a crucial step that cannot be skipped. In case you got baptised before, but you went back to your old ways or you are living in sin, you have the opportunity to get right with God and once and for all, bury your old self through baptism in water.

The next online baptism will be tomorrow, Friday at 6pm. Call now on 020 7686 6000 to register and for more details.

 

If you have not concluded yesterday’s task go to: Task 18

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