God’s Plan for Salvation- I’m Saved, Now What?
Rescued from Separation from God
“I’m saved, now what?”
Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?
The Bible Says…
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:12,13 (NKJV)
When we receive Christ, we are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer… this is called regeneration or the “new birth”. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
If you have invited Christ into your life, here are some simple helpful tips on how to grow in your new faith and deepen your relationship with Him; it is not a list of requirements to become a Christian or to stay a Christian. You have been saved by grace through faith, apart from any works of your own (Ephesians 2:8-9).
- Make sure you understand salvation.
- Set aside time each day to focus on God. Purposeful meditation on God is called Devotions.
- Through prayer. Prayer is simply talking to God.
- By reading the Bible for yourself to learn more about God and His plan for you. The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible is essentially God’s instruction manual for how to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him and satisfying to us.
- Find a good church to attend that teaches the Bible.
- The primary purpose of the church is fellowship with other believers of the faith.
- A second purpose of the church is to teach the Bible in service, Sunday School, and/or Bible studies.
- A third purpose of the church is worship, thanking God for who He is and for all He has done!
- Be baptized. The word “baptize” means to immerse in water. Baptism is the biblical way of publicly proclaiming your new faith in Christ for salvation and your commitment to follow Him. If you are ready to be baptized, you should speak with a pastor.
- Develop relationships with people who can help you spiritually. Build friendships with others Christians. The church is a great place for growing deeper in your commitment with like-minded people who can assist in your accountability. This is called discipleship, learning to become a follower of Christ. If you live in a community without a church, you will need to pray for God to open opportunities for you to meet other Christians in your area.
- As a new Christian, help others. Demonstrate the love of Christ that now lives in you. Get involved in your church and/or your community through ministry opportunities.
- Tell someone about your faith, how you placed your trust in Jesus as the means of your forgiveness. Spread the good news of salvation (being rescued from separation from God) through Jesus Christ. Other people may come to faith in Jesus through the example you share.