New Christians

New Christians

Steps for a New Christian!

To accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important decision you will ever make in your life. In reality, it is the beginning of a brand new life in Christ, and as a new-born child of God, there are many important things you need to understand.


You are Saved by Faith - You are not saved by Feelings

1. You are saved by Faith.

Your salvation is based purely upon your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. In other words, salvation is not something that can be "earned" by how good you try to be or some religious act that you perform.

Salvation is a free gift from God, and came as you simply put your faith in Jesus, His death and resurrection, and trusted him to forgive your sins and become your savior and Lord. The scripture says “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).


You are not saved by your feelings2. You're not saved by feelings
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Good feelings are nice to have, but feelings do not prove whether you're saved or not. There may be times when you "feel" that God is close to you, and other times when you "feel" that He's not. But remember that He has promised to always be with you and never leave you, regardless of feelings (Hebrews 13:5). Always remember that the Christian lives by faith, not by sight or the feelings of our natural senses. The Bible says We live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7).


Do you have Doubts and Questions3. You may experience doubts.

One of most common things that happens to a new believer is that the Devil tries to whisper doubts in your thoughts: "You're not really saved," or "nothing really happened to you." But don't buy into Satan's lies and deceptions! If you placed your faith in Jesus Christ, then you are saved, regardless of whether you feel it or not. God's Word promises, If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9).


4. You are Forgiven of all your sins.
 

You are Forgiven of all your SinsThe Bible teaches that all mankind has a sinful nature which keeps him separated from God's presence and will result in eternal death. But Jesus came to suffer the consequences of that sin as our substitute, so that we could be forgiven of sin and have access to God's presence.

When you repented (turned away) from your sins, and asked Jesus to forgive you and become your savior, that's exactly what he did. He forgave every sin you've ever committed, regardless of how awful or evil they may have been. God can forgive more sin than man can commit. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).


5I'M Not Perfect Just Forgiving. You're not Perfect, just Forgiven
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Being a Christian doesn't mean that you won't make mistakes, but it means that you are forgiven of sin and that your goal is to live like Christ and not live in the old sinful way anymore. Don't ever let the Devil condemn you if you stumble or make a mistake!
God loves you and wants you to ask Him to forgive you (1 John 1:9), then He wants you to get back on your feet and keep walking for Him! Don't ever let other people or the Devil bring condemnation upon you! God loves you and will correct you, but He will not condemn you. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...” (Romans 8:1).


You are a New Creation6. You are a New Creation
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At the moment you accepted Jesus, He came into your heart by His Spirit, and now His presence and nature lives and dwells in your heart (1 Corinthians 6:19). You did not merely become a better person, you were "born again" spiritually as a brand new person! Now He wants you to learn to live your life according to the new nature of His Spirit inside you. The Bible says Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).


Eternal Life7. You have the promise of Eternal Life.

God's Word says that when you place your faith in Christ, you are given eternal life. That is, someday when your physical body wears out and dies, your soul will go to be in the Lord's presence to spend eternity with Him! 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 (John 3:16).


8. You must keep living for Christ.

You should live a continued relationship with JesusYou must understand that your salvation is based upon your "continued" relationship with the Lord. He has promised to keep you saved, as long as you keep believing and living for Him. As a new Christian, you need to grow in your relationship with God and deepen your faith, so that discouragements, temptations, or trials will never cause you to drift away from God. Remember, if you depart from the Lord, you also depart from what gives you the promise of salvation. The Bible says that Christ will one day present you before God, holy and unblemished “...If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the Gospel (Colossians 1:23).


9. Prioritize your faith.

Prioritizing Your Faith with going to a caring ChurchDeveloping a relationship with your maker needs to become a top priority. Soon, you will see why. His love, protection, provision, wisdom, comfort and joy are just a few examples of how He will justify being your new priority in life. This paradigm shift may not happen overnight, so you will need to take time from your day to sit and seek him. Take time from your week to meet with other Christians, go to church. Find answers to your questions about God, creation, heaven and hell, the spiritual battle going on, your purpose, and yes, even God’s perspective on money.

10. Christian Fellowship and Church. Why go to Church here.
100 Reasons Why you Should go to Church here.

Beginner’s Tip:

Reflecting on GodStart your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. You may need to set aside a quiet space, and a few moments, but it’s a small step that will leap your forward in your faith. We have created a special series of study guides to go along with your daily reading and prayer. Check out our study guides here.

Finding God - What does it take to know God? You can personally begin a relationship with God, right now below.

You’ve entered a new life, a new lifestyle, with a new life pursuit that has eternal significance.  Give it all to God, and you will be glad you did.

Knowing God Personally Here What is Next Here For a Christian


Here are a few helpful tips on how to study the Bible and grow spiritually this year. Are you ready? Here goes…

Study a Book of the Bible - If you are new to the Bible or a new Christian we highly recommend starting at the Book of John in New Testament. We have two study guides on the Gospel of John.

Plan 1 - With the 21 day Bible Reading 5 minutes a day challenge, you'll walk with Jesus through the Gospel of John and engage God's Word on a daily basis. It's as easy as reading a chapter a day here.

SEE THE PLAN DOWNLOAD PDF Print the PDF and keep a copy in your Bible.

Plan 2 - This plan is 21 day Bible Reading 15 minutes a day challenge for new Christians and for those searching and people on the go. Start your day by talking to God, reading the Bible and reflecting on your day. We have created a special series of study guides to go along with your daily reading on Gospel of John sent once a day by email for 21 days on the Gospel of John here.

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FREE BIBLE STUDY GUIDES

Bible Study Guides that are relevant, engaging and life-changing — making your life better now, and giving you a real, solid hope for your future. Use these study guides to improve your understanding of the Bible and strengthen your faith. They are as varied as each individual so you have many to choose from. Consider the following options, but remember to choose one. Regular reading in God's Word is not optional. It's a necessity!

Request any of our free Study Guides here.

  1. 1. God’s Simple Plan of SalvationSearching for Answers – 3 week study guide here.
  2. 2. New Christian Study GuideNew To Christianity – 3 week study guide here.
  3. 3. Steps to Spiritual Maturity GuideNurturing Resources – 3 week study guide here.
  4. 4. The Gospel of JohnKnowing God Better – Personal book study - 3 weeks guide here.
  5. 5. Inspirational Daily DevotionalsEncouraging Spiritual Reflections – daily here.
  6. 6. Monthly Newsletter Christ Centered Information – once a month here.
  7. 7. Personal Evangelism TrainingShare the Gospel – fun creative way here.
  8. 8. Bible Studies – Instructive Resources – connecting you nearer to God here.
  9. 9. Questions & AnswersExploring Spiritual Questions – (Q & A) here.
  10. 10. Life’s QuestionsInterconnecting with today’s Issues here.

Free Study Guides
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70 FREE BIBLE READING PLANS

Use one of our many daily Bible reading plans to easily read Scriptures in a year! Reading the Bible daily is important to grow your faith and hope! They range from two week commitments to year-long commitments, from reading straight through cover to cover, to topical readings, to a mixture of readings each day. Check out our 70 Bible Reading Plans at our sister website Questions God. Com 70 BIBLE READING PLANS HERE.


SUMMARY OF BIBLE READING PLANS 1 TO 70
New to the Bible or New Christians Bible Reading Plans - Each plan is different - Plans 1-12 here.
Blended Bible Reading Plans - Old and New Testament combined daily - Plans 13-17 here.
Classic One & Two Year Plans - From the Beginning Genesis to the end of Revelation in order - Plans 18-23 here.
Chronological One Year Plans - Read the events of the Bible in the order they occurred - Plans: 24-25 here
Genres (Literature) Style One Year Plans - Reading the different Genre types - Plans: 26-27 here
Short Term Reading Commitments - Two week Plans for those with busy schedules - Plans 29 -41 here.
Children's Bible Reading Plans
 - 10 minutes a day for Children and Family Bible Readings - Plans 42-50 here.
Assorted & Diverse Excellent Bible Reading Plans - Variety of Books of the Bible Reading Plans - Plans 51-70 here.


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What is Next Here for a Christian


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