God's Commands for His Children
Outline: Explains that when a person is saved, God's Spirit comes to live in him and help him. Outlines attitudes and behavior expected of a Christian: trust God; be thankful; love and help others; obey God and learn more about Him; pray often; meet with other believers; if sin overtakes, confess it and ask forgiveness.
Script Number: 040
Theme: Prayer, petition; Church, Christianity; Obedience; Love of God; Problems, troubles, worries; Holy Spirit; Spiritual Growth; Nature, character of God; Repentance; Word of God (the Bible); Salvation; Faith, trust, believe in Jesus; Satan (the devil); Power of God / Jesus; Children of God
Audience: General; New Christian; Christian
Bible Quotation: Extensive
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When a person receives Jesus as his Saviour many good things happen to him. At that moment all his sins are forgiven. God's Spirit comes to live inside him and helps him to do what is right. He becomes a child of God. God becomes his Father. God helps him and cares for him.
But when we become God's child there are things we must do. We must always trust God and love Him. God showed His love for us when He gave Jesus, His Son, to die for us. Therefore we must always trust God's love for us. Even when we have sickness and trouble, God is still loving us. We must thank Him for what He lets come to us because He knows it is good for us. He showed His great power when He raised Jesus from the dead and made Him live again. Even when Satan tries to make us do wrong, He can help us to do right. We must thank Him for this too.
There is another thing God says we must do. We must love one another. Before we knew God, we were bad. We were enemies of God, but He still loved us. We must become like Him. We must love other people. Even when they are bad and when they treat us badly, we must love them. We can only do this when God's love is in our hearts. We must try to help them. We must tell them about Jesus and His love.
God is very good to His children. We must follow all that He says. He will give us strength to do this. He will make our hearts happy. We will want to always love Him and trust Him. We will want to learn more about Him from His Book. We should be always thanking Him and praising Him. We cannot see Him, but He is always with us. He likes to hear us speak to Him. Every day we should stop everything else and talk to Him for awhile. We should thank Him for His Son, and for taking away our sins, and for all His care over us. We can ask Him to help us if we have need. We should try to meet with other believers. Together we will like to remember His love to us, and talk to Him. We will learn from God's Word. We will praise Him, and help each other to do what He wants.
Sometimes we may not obey God's commands. Then we will be very sorry. We must tell Him about it. We should say, "God, my Father, I have done badness. I am sorry. It was wrong. Please forgive me for Jesus' sake. Help me not to do it again." He will forgive you and help you.