The first part of this story can be found here.
It only took about three weeks before the group stopped referring to their New Age books and accepted the Bible as their authority.
On week 6, we arrived at John 1:12.
To as many as received him he gave power to become sons of God.
We spent around 45 minutes each week in the Word, so this tells you how deep our discussions were going. We never answered their questions, but allowed them to discover for themselves through the Word. They had found by this time that the Word, light and life referred to Jesus.
"What does it mean to receive Jesus?" someone asked.
There was some general discussion, and then a single mom said:
"I think to receive him means to commit to him." Again some discussion; we strongly agreed with this opinion.
Instead of our usual praying together, that week we suggested they all go to different parts of the house to "commit to Jesus."
When they returned, they had obviously all had some kind of encounter with Jesus. Some were crying, they were hugging and laughing. It was then we could say that a church was born.