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Steps To Salvation
Our goal is to inform you of the proper steps in receiving/accepting the gift of Salvation.
Then, how to receive even more of God's blessings in the form of Water Baptism, Receiving of the Holy Ghost
and going on to Live a Righteous Life, Day-by-Day.
These 4 -individual steps will ensure that you are heading in the right direction.
Each step can be printed out for easy access, which will aid you during your personal study time.
To Make Your Relationship Stronger With God...
1)READ THE BIBLE ~ "EVERY DAY"
How do we know who God is? How do we begin to understand His character and attributes? It is only by reading the Bible that we can know
the truth about God. In this age of information, it is easy to get caught up in all the changing research and data which bombards us everyday.
How important it is, to remember that God's Word Never Changes!
The Bible has the answers for all our questions and it offers hope for our times of hopelessness. It tells us of our origin and tells us of
our eternal destiny. Most importantly it shows us Jesus Christ.
THE BIBLE SAYS "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). In other words, if you want your faith to
grow and mature, read God's Word on a consistent basis. READ: Psalm 1, Isaiah 40:7-8 and 2nd Timothy 2:15
2) PRAY~ “TALK TO GOD”
Prayer is simply talking to God from your heart. Your prayers don't have to sound "religious" and you don't have to use only 'Christian' sounding words. God wants to hear from the "real" you and He wants to hear your deepest concerns and needs. Prayer is mainly a time for us to thank the
Lord and to praise Him for the great things He has done in our lives. Read Matthew 6:5-13 to see an example of a prayer, which Jesus prayed.
One thing to remember about this Scripture is that Jesus said, “after this manner pray.” He did not say, repeat these words. To properly talk
to anyone, one needs to first identify who they are talking to. And if they expect to get the response that they desire, they need to praise or speak
kindly to the one their making their request to, especially if the one doing the asking doesn’t deserve it.
Prayer is also a time for us to receive God's forgiveness for our sins. When you sin, don't beat yourself up or condemn yourself but go directly
to God and confess your sins in prayer. God is "faithful and just" to forgive you. Look at 1st John 1:1-10 and underline these scriptures in your Bible. Also, remember that you now belong to Jesus and that "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1).
3) HAVE FELLOWSHIP ~ “HANG OUT WITH OTHER BELIEVERS”
Now that you have entered into God's family, you need to spend time with your new brothers and sisters. It's a good idea to develop friendships
with people who have been walking with the Lord for a long time and to spend time with them so, you can learn from everything the Lord
has shown them over the years. Likewise, as you grow and mature in the Lord, there will be others who begin to learn from your example.
That is what fellowship is all about -- the strengthening of all of God's people or as the Bible puts it, "The building up of the body of Christ."
READ: Ephesians 4:15-16 , Hebrews 10:19-25 & Acts 2:42-47
4) TELL OTHERS ~ “TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR FAITH”
Chances are, before you gave your life to Jesus, someone close to you or even someone you had never met before shared with you the good
news about a relationship with God. Always remember that God hasn't redeemed you, forgiven your sins, and given you a new life so that
you can hoard all of His blessings for yourself! He wants you to share your new life with others.
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on a lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16).
5) BE BAPTIZED~ “MAKE A PUBLIC COMMITMENT FOR JESUS”
Baptism is an outward expression of what the Lord has done on the inside. It is not the act of baptism, which cleanses you of your sins.
Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved;
but he who does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16)
Notice that it is not the lack of baptism which brings condemnation, but unbelief. However, Jesus is commanding us to be baptized and
we should be careful to obey everything that God asks of us.
To learn more about Baptism, READ: Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:10-13
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House or Prayer Sabbath Ministries