How to Become a Christian

Text: Acts 26:28-29

How Paul did NOT become a Christian (Acts 9)

  • By the Lord appearing to him in a vision (Acts 9:3-6)
  • By calling Him Lord (Acts 9:5)
  • By praying or fasting (Acts 9:9,11)

What was Paul told to do (Acts 22:16)?

  • Get up – his prayers could not save him
  • Be baptized
  • Wash away your sins – he was unforgiven up to this point
  • Calling on the name of the Lord

What did Paul do? – Believe*, repent, baptism

This parallels other passages

  • Jews on Pentecost – Belief (Acts 2:37), repentance & baptism (Acts 2:38)
  • Great Commission – Belief (Mark 16:16), repentance (Luke 24:47), baptism (Matthew 28:19)

*-Confession is implied with belief (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 8:36-37)

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