Sometimes its nice to simplify things so we can make sure we get it. This little study has helped me get the steps to Salvation down a little better than just guessing at it. I thought I would share these with you and see if it simplifies how to be saved and makes it a little easier to understand.
1) Recognize there is a problem, acknowledge you are a sinner!
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
Isaiah 53:6 "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
2) Believe you can be saved.
John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;"
3) Confess your sins and repent.
Isaiah 55:7 "Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon."
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
4) Willingly receive Jesus as our personal Savior, trusting in His instructions and obeying His word.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door (to your heart) I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me."
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new."
5) Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior to others! Share Him with others.
Romans 10:9,10 "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Mark 8:24 "When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, 'Whosoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me."
Hebrews 13:5 "Let your conduct be without coveteousness; be content with such things as you have, for He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you
I hope this has helped you as much as it has me. It pays me to go over things several times till I have it down pat. Maybe even memorize these five steps to Salvation. That would help a lot. May God bless you as you implement these five steps into your everyday life. Grandma Joan