For the Seeker or New Believer

This website is primarily of interest to people who have been Christians for a while. However, you may have come to it out of curiosity or you may have a desire to grow in your new found faith. I want to welcome you and commend you for attempting to learn whatever you need to know.

Please read this information with a sincere desire to understand the basics of the Christian Faith.

For the Seeker

If you are seeking to learn more about Christianity, you need to understand a few things.

Jesus is the only way to be saved.

There are many who say there are many ways to heaven but God’s word says there is only one way. Jesus makes that claim in John 14:6 (NIV)
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Steps to Salvation

  1. Know that you need to be saved – Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  2. Know that God loves you and wants for you to spend eternity with Him
  3. Know that God has provided a way for you to be saved.  John 3:16 (NIV) 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.
  4. Personally accept Jesus as your Savior. A simple desire to be saved. Nothing complicated, just acknowledge your need and desire to be saved.
  5. A simple prayer to God who hears the prayer of a repentant sinner.

For a new believer

  1. Know that you are forgiven

Once you have given your Life to Jesus Christ, the Bible, God’s Word, says:
You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better that we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and you have done nothing on your own (Ephesians 2:8).

For those who put their faith in Jesus: He gave them the right to be the children of God… God Himself was the One who made them His children (John 1:12-13).

  1. Prayer

It is important to spend time in prayer every day. Just as you cannot grow without eating food each day, so your spirit must be fed in order for growth to occur in our walk with the Lord. The good news is that as children of God we have access to His presence any time we need it. You actually have the right to come before God and to share with Him your intimate thoughts, desires and fears. Prayer is simply talking to your heavenly Father.

  1. Bible Reading

The Bible is the main way God has chosen to tell us about Himself. Learning what God says in the Bible is a very important part of your new life. As you read His Word, ask God to show you how various passages apply to your life.

A good place to start your study is in the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Find an easy-to-read, modern translation like the New Living Translation (The Book), the New American Standard Bible, or the New King James Version Bible.

  1. Fellowship

When you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you became a vital part of God’s family, the Church. As you get involved in a local church you will receive strength and encouragement from other believers. But you will also give something vital of yourself back to others. This is one reason why being involved in a local church is so important — and why the Bible says not to neglect meeting together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).

  1. Grow in Your Relationship with Christ

Once you have accepted Christ as your savior, you must begin to engage in regular prayer, Bible reading and get plugged into a local Church, it is important to develop a deeper, personal relationship with Christ. “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love” (2 Peter 1:3-8).

The Bible says that we are to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4: 1-3). God wants us to grow in our knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).

The Apostle Paul wrote this about his spiritual growth: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

“What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

“I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).

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