5 STEPS: SUMMARY
Jesus is truly the Son of God (Matt. 27:54). Deity
earth in the form of lowly man (Matt. -23;
Phil. 2:6-7). He dwelt on this earth in the flesh about 33 years (cf.
Luke ). As
He completed the work
the Father gave Him to do (John 17:4), He went to the cross and died
sins of the world (Rom. 5:8). He died to cleanse your sins and mine by
blood (Matt. 26:28; Rev. 1:5). But as you know, the Good News doesn’t
there. Jesus was buried in a grave (like any dead man should be - cf.
The resurrected Lord appeared too many people (1 Cor. 15:5-8). Before His ascension, He told His followers to GO INTO THE WHOLE WORLD preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-48). He then ascended on high (Acts 1:9) to the right hand of the Father (Rom. ). There, He reigns over His kingdom [His church] (Matt. -19) as Lord of lords and King of kings (Rev. 11:15; ; ).
He's coming again! (1 Thess. 4:13-18; Acts 1:11). When He comes, He will judge the world in righteousness (Rev. 19:11). When He comes, His people will be taken home to glory (Rom. ; cf. Matt. 25:34, 46). When He comes, the lost souls will perish (Luke 13:3) – they will be ushered into eternal destruction (2 Thess. 1:7-9). God does not want anyone to perish (2 Pet. 3:9). So, God uses His people to tell others the Good News about Jesus. We are to tell the lost how to get INTO Jesus so their sins can be forgiven (Matt. 26:28)...so they can be added to the one body, the church (1 Cor. ; Eph. -23; 4:4; Matt. 16:18)...so they can receive salvation (2 Tim. 2:10) and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Eph. -17).
To become a Christian a person must believe and obey Jesus (cf. Heb. 5:9; Matt. ; Luke ). Our belief comes by hearing the Word of God - the Bible (Rom. ). Our obedience comes as we submit to and learn to love the Lord our God (John 14:15).
To become a Christian a person must hear and believe that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day (Acts 18:8; 1 Cor. 15:1-4). A person must believe these facts about the Son of God (John ; ). This heart felt belief in Jesus will cause an honest person (Luke ) to confess Him (
Coming up out of that grave of water, the person is born again (John 3:3-5). He is forgiven of past sins (Acts ; ). He is saved (1 Pet. ; Mark ). He is added to the church which Jesus built (Matt. ; Acts , 47). He receives the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as an earnest of his salvation (Acts 5:32; Eph. 1:13-14;
May God bless you to obey from the heart the things you now understand (Rom. ).
Please fill in the below blanks:
Loved ones: You now have ___________ the Word of God! Do you _____________ what you have heard?
Do you believe that Jesus it the __________, the Son of _____________?
Do you believe that Jesus ___________ for your sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day?
Have you changed your mind about, or _______________ of your sins?
Are you willing now to _______________ Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God?
If so, you are ready to be ______________ into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
Jesus asked, “And why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say?” (Luke 6:46).
Jesus is the Author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him (Hebrews 5:9).
Have you obeyed Jesus? If not, why not?
Won’t you please trust and commit your life to Him who can save you?
Please contact a congregation of the churches of Christ in your area today (Romans ; 2 Corinthians 6:2).
They will gladly assist you in obeying the Lord and becoming “Just a Christian.”
Read and pray about 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10