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First Steps for a Believer

Receiving Jesus as your Lord & Savior is the most important event that can happen to you because it means that you are part of God's family, in other words a child of God,   a Christian.  This event in your life marks the beginning of a wonderful new life that God has prepared for you.  We suggest the following steps in your walk with Christ in order to grow as a Christian and become what God wants you to be:

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Read your Bible every day.  God talks to you through His Word.

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Pray on a daily basis.  You talk to God.

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Tell your friends and relatives about what Jesus did for you and that Jesus can do the same for them.  This is referred to as "Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ".  Gospel means "good news".

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Seek out a Church that preaches the "good news" of Jesus Christ where you can serve the Lord, have fellowship with other Christians, and worship God.

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Allow the "Fruit of the Spirit" to shine through in your life.  When you prayed to receive Jesus as Lord & Savior, God the Holy Spirit came to abide in you to lead, guide and direct your life.  Galations 5:22 states "But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Here there is no conflict with the law."  The key words are "when the Holy Spirit controls our lives".  Even after we get saved and are a part of God's Family, we can still choose to obey or disobey God.  Even in disobedience we are still a part of God's family but, the Holy Spirit will remind us that we are disobeying God preventing the "Fruit of the Spirit" from shining forth.  When we stay obedient to God, the "Fruit of the Spirit" shine forth to other people like a lighthouse shines forth it's light.  Visit our "Fruit of the Spirit" web page for a detailed study on the various spiritual fruit that God wants to produce in us through His Spirit.

 

Bible verses referenced in this presentation
are from the following translation:
New International Version