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So you got saved! So what?

Today:

  • Basic Christian principles
  • Leading up to your personal encounter with God
  • Your decision to accept Jesus
  • Results of your decision
  • Living a new life as a Christian

Basic Christian Principles

Free Will
Fall of Mankind
The Fall separated all of mankind from God
God still wanted a relationship

Leading up to your personal encounter with God

Realize that there has to be more
Wonder why are we here
You are drawn to know more about God
Looking for answers
Realize you need Jesus

Your decision to accept Jesus

There are no special words required
It is a life changing decision

Normally includes:
-Admit you are a sinner and need Jesus
-Believe Jesus is who He says He is
-Confess Jesus is your Lord and Savior
Most don’t understand what all this means and the impact but willing to step out on faith.

What happened spiritually

1. All your sins were forgiven

2. You received the Holy Spirit

3. You were “born again” - new life in Christ

4. Your old ways died with Christ

5. Your “Sin Nature” is overruled

6. You were raised with Christ

7. You became part of God’s Kingdom

1. All your sins were forgiven

Matthew 26:28
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
(We just celebrated the Lord’s Supper.)

2. You received the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:13-14
13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

3. “born again” - new life

2 Corinthians 5:17-18
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…

4. Your old ways died with Christ

Gal 2: 20 
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

5. Your “sin nature” was over ruled by Christ

Romans 6 :5-7    (really the whole chapter)
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

6. You were raised with Christ

Ephesians 2:6-7
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…

7. You are part of God’s Kingdom

Romans 12:4-6
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts…

Living a new life as a Christian

  • Study to know God
  • Meditate on who God is and what pleases Him
  • Adjust your life
  • Adjust your worldview
  • Water Baptism
  • Baptism in Holy Spirit
  • Spend time in prayer and fellowship with God
  • Become active in your church
  • Less attracted to the world systems/culture
  • Desire to bring Christ to the world
  • Desire to be Holy

Time for change

Being “saved” is a big deal!
If you haven’t already – time to be saved
If saved, are you living up to all that God has done for you?

Come Join Us!

SUNDAY MORNINGS 10:45 AM (Main Service)

We currently meet at Exley Elementary at 21800 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. See location and directions below.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 7:00 PM (Life Groups)