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Walking With the Lord
by Dr. Brian Kelly
***Download Our Spiritual Journey Together***
(English and Spanish Versions Available).
Our Spiritual Journey Together is a pamphlet that briefly introduces God’s plan of salvation.
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(English and Spanish Versions Available).
Using the Our Spiritual Journey Together Pamphlet
The pamphlet was designed as a companion to be shared with people who answer positively to question #8 of the Religious Attitude Questionnaire (“May I briefly share with you what the Bible says about God and the spiritual realities of life and death”).
Describing the Pamphlet
Panel 1: God Made Us All
The first panel, or the front, depicts God’s hands and a man and woman that he created. The Scripture passage is from Genesis 1:27 NIV: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
The verse is from the beginning of the Bible – God’s Word to us.
It affirms that the salvation story starts at the very beginning of human history. It reminds us that God created everyone—an idea that no reasonable person will argue with. We are all God’s people created in His image and thus have extraordinary worth to Him. We are all in this together as part of the family of God. Yet, everyone needs salvation.
Panel 2: Sin Separates Us
The second panel, on the inside, depicts diverse people (of various ethnicities and cultural backgrounds remember, salvation is for everyone!) going their own direction, and God’s hands held up in alarm. The Scripture is from Exodus 32:7-8 NIV: …Your people …have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them….
Here’s some background behind the verse. At this point in the Exodus story, God has freed the people of Israel from slavery, taken them to Sinai, and Moses is on the way to receive the Ten Commandments. Have you seen the movie The Ten Commandments? Most have in some form.
God continually refers to Israel as my people up to this point in his instructions to Moses, but in chapter 32 of Exodus, the people of Israel, certain that Moses is dead on the fiery mountain, convince Aaron to make a golden calf they can worship. Suddenly God’s language changes, and when he speaks to Moses he refers to Israel not as my people but as your people. Their sin separated them from God. Our sin likewise separates us from God, from each other, really from the very persons God created us to be. He gave us commandments because he wants us to live good and right lives, but we think we know better, and this is why we live flawed and miserable lives.
The third panel depicts God’s hands reaching out to his people again. This time, they are nail-scarred. The cross in the center reminds us of why they are nail-scarred. People are now reaching out to God as they turn away from sin and turn to him. The Scripture is from John 3:3, 14-15 NIV: Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. …The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
Here’s the background behind this verse. Nicodemus, whom Jesus calls Israel’s teacher, has come to Jesus to tell him that he approves of him: Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him. (Jn 3:2) But Jesus cuts through all the flattery and tells him, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. (3:3)
Have you heard that phrase born-again before? What does it mean to you? Some incorrectly say it stands for reincarnation/ others that this is about baptism. But the Greek word for again can also mean “from above;” that Jesus is talking about being reborn spiritually. Nicodemus was confused by this too, but Jesus said, I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. (3:5-6)
We become born-again through Jesus’s self-sacrifice: The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. (3:14-15) Jesus died on the cross to remove sin as a barrier between God and us. This is how he saved us, and became our saver (or Savior). The nail scars in God’s hands remind us that this sacrifice wasn’t because God is bloodthirsty or vengeful; Jesus is God, and God did what he had to do to restore us to himself.
When we believe in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (see the cross in the middle of the page) we are born-again by the Spirit of God and made new in him. We are given a second-chance and receive eternal life through an ongoing relationship of obedience to Jesus.
The fourth panel shows God’s hands accepting his people, who are demonstrating love for one another. The Scripture is from 1 John 3:11 NIV: This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
This links the message of salvation with God’s plan for humanity from the very beginning. Our relationship with God, with others and with the broken selves we have become is restored so we can truly love as Jesus loved. It reminds people that Christians are to love one another as God loves us. (Jn 13:34, 15:12, 1Jn 4:11) It also suggests the need for a church, where we can best practice love for one another.
The fifth panel recaps the main ideas from the pamphlet:
- God loves you and wants to share eternal life with you.
- You can begin to receive eternal life by making this commitment to God.
Read this prayer: Dear God, I know I am a sinner, and I need a Savior. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and fill me with the power of your Holy Spirit now. I want to receive you, Jesus, as my personal living Savior. I now commit my life totally to you. Thank you, Jesus. Amen!
“Does this prayer express the desires of your heart?” Is it something you can pray and mean? If they yes, then: “Would you like to pray this prayer today so you can begin a new journey—your new relationship with Christ Jesus?”
If you said yes, to previous question then please pray that prayer phrase by phrase saying it with genuine meaning from their heart. If you prayed that prayer from the depths of your heart please fill out this form below and let us know you did so, then we can continue to be in prayer for you as you grow in Christ:
If you prayed that prayer sincerely with full commitment to Christ, then heaven rejoices with you! Jesus says “there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repents than 99 that don’t need to” (Lk. 15:7). Right now they are having a Hallelujah party in heaven as your name is now written down in the Lambs book of Life (Rev. 21:27). Remember: Saying the prayer is only the beginning of a new relationship with Christ. Further steps will need to be taken. Please see the Walking with the Lord Jesus Christ pamphlet or the video of Dr. Kelly explaining this pamphlet. Also, on the form above you can indicate if you would like a mature Christian from your area to contact you personally to answer any questions you might have about the gospel and your new journey with the Lord Jesus.
The sixth panel, or the back, is a place for the new Christians to sign and date the pamphlet, as a reminder that this person has received Christ.
In lieu of that, we have provided a form for you to submit to Barnabas Missions here:
We will be contacting you soon to answer any questions they may have about that pamphlet.
For a comprehensive resource dealing with the basics of the Christian Faith go to our free resource below – the Pathways to Discipleship series by clicking on the icon below:If you are not ready to commit your life to Christ we encourage you to download the Our Spiritual Journey Together pamphlet. Why not pray and ask God to show you the truth behind the contents, look it up in your own Bible or on Biblegateway.com. Please fill out the form below as well if you are interested in being part of a group to learn more about the Bible and Jesus Christ? or you would like someone from a local church to contact you about visiting their church?”
Our Spiritual Journey Together Gospel Pamphlet
Juntos en Nuestra Jornada Espiritual (Spanish Version):
Spanish – Juntos en Nuestra Jornada Espiritual
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