Taking Stock

Where Have We Been? Born innocent, without sin (Ecclesiastes 7:29) All who have reached an accountable age have sinned (Romans 3:23) Sin separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 2:1-3) Without direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Where Are We Now? Those who have not had their sins forgiven are still in the condition described above Christians have […]

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 […]

The Great Conspiracy

Why is this a “great conspiracy”? Could lead to the destruction of our soul – Matthew 10:28 Relates to the question, “what must I do to be saved?” What do the Scriptures say? – Acts 2:37-38; 9:6,18 (22:16); 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-10 Belief, repentance, confession, baptism What do men say? Saved by faith alone Pray the […]

Plan of Salvation

The Great Commission – Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-49 Conversions in the Book of Acts – Acts 2:37-41; 8:5-13; 8:35-39; 9:3-18 (22:16); 10:44-48; 16:14-15; 16:30-34 Consistency or Contradiction? Great Commission – belief, repentance, baptism Conversions in Acts – belief, repentance, confession, baptism Why the difference? Belief includes confession (Romans 10:9-10)