HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN
Important steps to becoming a successful Christian...
Read often the following Scriptures:
Psalms 1, 23, 34, 73 and 84; Isaiah 53; Matthew 5 Luke 1; 1 John, chapters 3, 14 and 17; Acts 1 and 2; Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 15; The entire Epistle to the Ephesians and Revelation 21 and 22.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REAL CHRISTIAN:
A Christian is any man, woman or child who comes to God as a lost sinner, accepts Jesus as his or her personal Savior, confesses Him as such before the world and strives to please Him in everything daily.
[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.”
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
1. Did you come to God realizing that you were a lost sinner?
Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that hears my Word and BELIEVES on Him that sent me, HAS EVERLASTING LIFE, and shall not come into condemnation; but Is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24. Do you believe that you have been accepted because Jesus died in your place?
2. Are you determined to please God in every detail of your life?
[Psalms 37:4-5] “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
[Proverbs 3:5-6] “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
3. If you can sincerely answer “yes” to the foregoing questions, then you may know on the authority of God’s Word that you are NOW a child of God and on the road to becoming a real Christian.
[John 1:12] “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
Discouragement and temptations to do wrong will come, but remember that such do not come from God but from your adversary, the Devil. Read the following scriptures often…
[1 Peter 4:12] “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;”
[Hebrews 4:14-16] “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”