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From First Baptist South Lebanon
Receiving the Lord Jesus Christ into your life is the most important decision, you will ever make, but it is just the beginning of the life God intends for you to experience. We have discovered in the Bible, and from experience, that there are six disciplines that new Christians needs to incorporate into their lives to help them develop into the Christ-Followers God created them to be.
First Steps For New Believers
The first step is to profess publicly your faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized in a local church. Jesus himself walked about 60 miles from Galilee to where John was baptizing in the Jordan River because He felt it was that important to provide an example for us. It is obviously very important in the mind of Christ that His followers be baptized.
Personal Bible Reading & Prayer
Spending time daily reading and studying the Bible is the second step for growing in your walk with Christ. God’s primary way of speaking to you is through the written Word of God, the Bible. We recommend you find a translation that is easy for you to read and understand, and schedule a time and place each day for Bible study to help you grow in your faith.
Prayer is simply talking to God. You will want to pray when you want to thank Him for a blessing, seek Him for direction, or ask His forgiveness when you fail. You don’t need to use flowery language or big theological words. Just talk to Him as you would a friend, because that is what He is to you now—a Friend like no other.
Commitment to a Local Church
Just as a new born baby needs a family to help her grow and develop, those who are “newborns” in the faith need a church family. One of the best ways to get connected into a local church is to join formally the church and get involved in a Sunday School class. The difference between an attendee and a member is the level of commitment. Your local church will become a safe place for you ask, questions and interact with God’s people.
Find Your Place of Service
God has gifted every Christian with the potential of building up the believers around him. You have a spiritual gift that will become more apparent as you find a place of service in your local church. God has given you a unique set of personality traits, skills, and experiences that allow you to be fulfilled and successful in some area of ministry. You will be amazed at how God can use you to be a great source of encouragement to others as you give yourself to an area of ministry. You will also discover that you will be growing as you serve.
Become a “Steward” of Your Time, Talents and Resources
A steward is someone who manages something that really belongs to someone else. For example, an airline flight attendant, does not own the airplane, she simply takes care of people during the flight on the owner’s behalf. The Bible states that when we are saved, we are bought with a price and we now belong to Jesus Christ. Our real life is found in Him, and now that we belong to Him, we are managers of the time, talents and treasure He has entrusted to us. We need to seek His will and search His Word to see how we cannot only live our lives, but invest our lives for His glory.
Share Your Faith with Others
God has called each of His people to be His witnesses. A witness is simply someone who tells others what she has experienced. Think of the people who would be most happy about your decision to receive Jesus and tell them first. Then pray for courage to be a witness to your friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors. Just think about your life before you accepted Christ, how you received His free gift of salvation and forgiveness, and how He makes your life meaningful today. As you share your special story with others, some will want to make the same life-changing decision you have made. Imagine having friends and loved ones with you in heaven someday because God used your testimony to point them to faith in Christ!
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