The path of the Christlike life is the greatest adventure anyone can experience. To know that God our Creator is daily working within us to shape us into the image of Christ is an incredible experience. Getting started is a simple process, as easy as the ABCs. Consider this "ABC" process as a guide - admit, believe, and confess.
If you are ready to ADMIT you are a sinner, BELIEVE that God has provided forgiveness and eternal life through Christ, and CONFESS Jesus as your Lord, pray this simple prayer: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I have disobeyed You. Please forgive me. Come into my heart and life. Help me love and follow You. Thank You for the gift of salvation. Amen.
Once you've started your adventure of new life in Christ, you might be asking, now what? To help you get started, and to answer some of the most common questions you might be asking, consider these resources available from MyHealthyChurch.com:
Once you've experienced the fullness of a new life in Christ, you'll naturally want to share it with others. There's nothing quite so exciting as helping a friend find Christ and accept Him as Savior. As you spend time together, look for opportunities to share with them your own personal testimony about your faith in Christ and lead them to the Savior. When they respond to a salvation invitation use this simple plan as a guide as you lead them through the process of accepting Jesus as Savior
Go with them to tell their parents the good news of their salvation. Ask if they would like to be baptized in water as a sign of his or her decision to live for Jesus. Provide them with a Bible if they don't already have one and encourage them to begin reading it daily. A good place to start is the Gospel of John. And encourage them to attend church with you regularly to learn more and connect with other Christians in your area.
Beginning a new life with Christ is the greatest adventure a person can experience, and as their friend in Christ, you have the privilege of enjoying it with them. Go together, and Live the Adventure!
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20