Reflections on the Holy Scripture

One of the biggest questions after getting saved is, "Now what? Now that I am a Christian, do I just keep living life? Is there something more?"

The final step in the ABC's of salvation is to commit your life to Christ. It is important that you get involved with other Christians, lead a life of holiness, and spread the Word to others. In committing your life to Christ, you are surrendering a life of sin and following the example He led on earth. Here are a few things to keep in mind when following Jesus.

Remember, doing these things is not what actually saves you. However, to get as much out of life as God intends for you to get, all of the things on this page are strongly recommended.

  • Get Baptism is the idea of being immersed into water as a representation of being immersed into Christ and coming out clean and blameless. Read more on Baptism. baptized. Getting baptized is a symbolism of what happens when you get saved, and it shows others that you are dedicating your life to Christ.
  • Find a The Church refers to the entire body of believers in Christ especially in the early days of the New Testament, after Jesus's death. Nowadays, church is used to describe the general meeting of believers normally on a Sunday to worship God and study His word in fellowship. See Church. church. Fellowship with other Christians is important. By being with others, you get a sense of comfort, and their encouragement can be enlightening as can your encouragement to them.
  • Read the The Bible is the holy text of Christianity. It is inspired by God, therefore infallible, and it is the base of all Christian doctrine. See Bible. Bible. The Bible is God's holy Word, and it has a wealth of information on the history of man and earth, what will happen in the future, and how you should live your life.
  • Pray continually. Prayer is speaking to God. See Prayer and Worship for more detail. Prayer is like a conversation with God where you speak to Him and He can speak back. This develops your relationship with the Lord.
  • Spread the A gospel is a work created by an early historian, disciple or follower of Jesus. The "four gospels" of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the most famous, and are the first four books of the New Testament. See The Gospel. Gospel to others. We are commanded to tell others about God's sacrifice so that they may also come to know Him.

Following the above things will help establish your life as a Christian.

Find a Church

One of the things you want to do as a Christian is to find a church. That is, attend one regularly. Church is very healthy for many reasons. First, it puts you with other Christians who share most the same ideas. They can help encourage you, and they can be encouraged by you. Coming together in a group to worship God is more effective than worshiping alone since there are less distractions and much more focus.

Also, the weekly lessons from church help you understand God's Word more clearly. Attending a church is as simple as attending a service every Sunday, and you can become more involved if you want. However, try to attend every time possible. Accordingly, this verse outlines this.

25 [Let us] not [be] forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

~ Hebrews 10:25 NKJV

Read the Bible

The Bible is God's word, as described by Timothy 3:16-17. God gave this to us so that we can know what He has done in the past, how we should conduct our lives now, and what God will do in the future. The Scripture is also our "sword", according to Ephesians 6:17, by which we can attack false prophets or defend against false doctrine.

Reading the Word will help you discern right from wrong according to God's perspective. Consider the words of Hebrews 4:12,

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

NKJV

The Bible helps us know what God wants us to do with our lives. God's Word can change the way you think so that you will not want to do wrong. Therefore, by reading the Bible, you can better lead a Christian life.

Pray Continually

One of the main goals of a Christian is to built a meaningful relationship with God. No relationship can flourish, however, if there is no communication. So, to communicate with God, we pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 reads as follows,

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

This may seem overwhelming. But when you begin building a relationship with someone, are you always spending time with this person? Probably not. Eventually, if the relationship builds well, you just might spend almost all of your time with that person. So, the goal is to have a strong enough relationship with God to be able to pray without ceasing to Him. To do this, you must start talking to God. He will talk back to you through His Holy Spirit or through the Bible.

Spread the Gospel

As Christians, we are called by God to minister to others so that they may also recognize God's sacrifice and spend an eternity in Heaven with Him. God doesn't want anyone to suffer the ultimate fate of being separated from Him in Hell, but the only way to avoid this is by accepting Jesus as the savior. It is up to us, therefore, to tell others.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

~ Matthew 28:19-20

We are to tell others about Jesus's sacrifice and tell them how they are redeemed. However, we are not in the position to coerce anyone to become Christian. Ultimately, the decision to accept Jesus as the savior is up to them. And if whoever you tell doesn't accept immediately, don't be discouraged; you have planted a seed by which the Holy Spirit can use to bring the person to realization.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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