Becoming and growing as a Christian
Revised: 13 Jul 2019 - Design and Content © 2017-2021 EndTimesNews.org.uk - All rights reserved.
Becoming a Christian And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgement, so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. (Hebrews 9:27-28)

Because of our sin, we are separated from God.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23 NLT)

But the penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ!

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life

through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NLT)

God Loves You!

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT)

God has a wonderful plan for your life!

My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10b NLT)

If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus

Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we will be saved from

our sins!

For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13 NLT) If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. (Romans 10:9-10 NLT)

To receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour,

pray this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I’m like everyone else - I can’t make it through life on my own. I’m imperfect. I’m prone to sin. I have come to realise that there’s nothing in the world I can do to make myself acceptable to You. But I know that You have loved me so much that You were willing to submit to the cross and die on my behalf. That’s a grace so amazing I cannot understand it; I can only accept it. And I do. I accept Your free gift, and I know that from this moment on, I am saved. I am a child of God. And I give the rest of my life to serving You and experiencing the joy that only You can offer. Fill me now, dear Lord, with your Holy Spirit and raise me to walk in the newness of life. I thank You and praise You! Amen. Now that you are a “new creation” in Jesus Christ, the road ahead will be full of life-changing experiences. Growing in knowledge and understanding of the Bible and your Christian walk with God is essential for your spiritual growth.
Here are some ways that you can grow as a Christian:

Be Baptised.

Baptism identifies you with Jesus. So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptised?” He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptised him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:35-40 NLT)

Study the Bible.

The Bible will guide you through life and answer life’s questions. Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105 NLT) Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NLT)

Share your faith with others.

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. (2 Timothy 1:8a NLT) “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NLT)

Be part of a local church.

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-12) Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. (Colossians 3:16)

Fellowship with other Christians.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)

God desires to meet your needs! Make prayer a part

of your daily life.

Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation.” Luke 11:2-4 (NLT)
Quotes from the Bible used throughout this site are: New Living Translation (NLT), copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. New American Standard Bible (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

What is happening in my life?

If you are already a Christian, this is a very useful checklist to run through.

Prayer for Repentance:

Dear God, thank you for choosing to love me! I know i am a sinner. I believe you sent your son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I believe he rose again and lives today. Today, I repent and turn away from sin. Thank you for your wonderful love and for changing my life forever. In Jesus' name i pray, Amen.
From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” ‭‭Matthew 4:17 (NLT)

What is the Gospel?

Becoming a New Christian

Other Sites of Interest

The Holy Spirit

Every born again Christian has the indwelling Holy Spirit. We have to make sure we are continually filled and ‘wearing’ the Holy Spirit. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:23-24 (NLT) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT)
Becoming and growing as a Christian
Revised: 13 Jul 2019 - Design and Content © 2017-2021 EndTimesNews.org.uk - All rights reserved.

Becoming a Christian

And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. (Hebrews 9:27-28)

Because of our sin, we are separated from God.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (Romans 3:23 NLT)

But the penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus

Christ!

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life

through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NLT)

God Loves You!

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT)

God has a wonderful plan for your life!

My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10b NLT)

If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus

Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we will be saved

from our sins!

For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13 NLT) If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. (Romans 10:9-10 NLT)

To receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour,

pray this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I’m like everyone else - I can’t make it through life on my own. I’m imperfect. I’m prone to sin. I have come to realize that there’s nothing in the world I can do to make myself acceptable to You. But I know that You have loved me so much that You were willing to submit to the cross and die on my behalf. That’s a grace so amazing I cannot understand it; I can only accept it. And I do. I accept Your free gift, and I know that from this moment on, I am saved. I am a child of God. And I give the rest of my life to serving You and experiencing the joy that only You can offer. Fill me now, dear Lord, with your Holy Spirit and raise me to walk in the newness of life. I thank You and praise You! Amen. Now that you are a “new creation” in Jesus Christ, the road ahead will be full of life-changing experiences. Growing in knowledge and understanding of the Bible and your Christian walk with God is essential for your spiritual growth.

Here are some ways that you can grow as a

Christian:

Be Baptised.

Baptism identifies you with Jesus. So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptised?” He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptised him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:35-40 NLT)

Study the Bible.

The Bible will guide you through life and answer life’s questions. Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105 NLT) Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NLT)

Share your faith with others.

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. (2 Timothy 1:8a NLT) “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NLT)

Be part of a local church.

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-12) Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. (Colossians 3:16)

Fellowship with other Christians.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT)

God desires to meet your needs! Make prayer a part

of your daily life.

Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation.” (Luke 11:2-4 NLT)
Quotes from the Bible used throughout this site are: New Living Translation (NLT), copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. New American Standard Bible (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

What is happening in my life?

If you are already a Christian, this is a very useful checklist to run through.

Prayer for Repentance:

Dear God, thank you for choosing to love me! I know i am a sinner. I believe you sent your son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I believe he rose again and lives today. Today, I repent and turn away from sin. Thank you for your wonderful love and for changing my life forever. In Jesus' name i pray, Amen.
From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ” ‭‭Matthew 4:17 (NLT)

What is the Gospel?

Becoming a New Christian

Other Sites of Interest

The Holy Spirit

Every born again Christian has the indwelling Holy Spirit. We have to make sure we are continually filled and ‘wearing’ the Holy Spirit. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:23-24 (NLT) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NLT)