Sojourn Exists to Pursue the Presence of God where we are CHANGED, CHALLENGED, and CHARGED.
Because... In the Pursuit of His Presence – When His Passion Grips our Hearts and His Praise Fills Our Lips – Our Proclamation will be heard… and He will change the Nations.
Genesis 28:4 "May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them
Isaiah 2:1-2 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
And yes, everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23).
Separation from God means separation from life. That is why the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)
Titus 3:5-7 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration andrenewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God,
Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
Helping old ladies cross the street is great. It is a noble thing to rake leaves as an outreach, and it is a blessing to give money to the poor. Cooking dinner for your youth pastors is delicious… I mean, uh, nice of you. BUT, none of these things will get you to heaven!!!
I Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
I Peter 3:18 - For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;
John 6:47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 14:6 Jesus answered him: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man ever comes to the Father but by me.
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Remember, there is only one God and one way to God. As this world becomes more “tolerant” there will be an increase in number of people who claim that all religions lead to the same place and that it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you sincerely believe it. – These people are sincerely wrong in everything except one point: all religions (except Christianity) do lead the same place.
Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever
Romans 6:22-23 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
Sojourn Students must be ready to Lead someone to Christ using the A.B.C's of Savation...
A - Admit you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
<<<This is Bad because Sin Separates us from God>>>
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
<<<Sin cannot be removed by good deeds>>>
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
B – Believe in Jesus as the Son of God
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
C – Confess
*Confess your Sins
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
*Confess Jesus Christ as your Lord
Romans 10:9 "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.