How to become a Christian:
Realize that God has not been first place in our life, and ask Him to forgive your sins.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9
Believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins and that He rose from the dead and is alive today.
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NLT
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name [Jesus] under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
“We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Accept God’s free gift of salvation. Don’t try to earn it.
“For it is by grace you are saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Our relationship with God is not restored by anything we do, but on the basis of what Jesus already did for us!
Invite Jesus Christ to come into your life and be the Lord of your life.
“To all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. All those who believe this are reborn! — not a physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan—but from the will of God.” John 1:12-13 TLB
“Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in...” Revelation 3:20 HCSB
You can take these steps by praying a simple prayer of commitment to God:
“Dear Jesus, thank you for creating me and for loving me even when I’ve ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life, and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. As much as I know how, I want to follow You from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your free gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a Christian.”
It is important to understand that a commitment of prayer is the beginning of a life that is connected to God. True connection to God comes from repentance and a life that is transformed to the likeness of God along with our personal pursuit to live for the purposes of God. The commitment prayer is the beginning of a new life that is lived out every single day in our lives.
Developing healthy habits of a Christian.
To continue to live out the commitment that you have made to God it is essential that each believer become a spiritually mature disciple of Jesus Christ.
“...that you may become mature Christians and may fulfill God’s will for you.”
Colossians 4:12b (Ph)
“We are not meant to remain as children... but to grow up in every way into Christ...” Ephesians 4:14-15 (Ph)
What is "Spiritual Maturity"?
Spiritual Maturity is Being Like Christ
“For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him... should become like his Son...” Romans 8:29 (LB)
“Whoever claims to live in Him, must walk as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6
Facts about Spiritual Maturity.
“Take the time and the trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.” 1 Timothy 4:7 (Ph)
1 It is not Automatic
2 It is a Process
3 It is Intentional
How do you develop Spiritual Maturity?
By developing the Healthy Habits of a Christian.
“... You have put off the old self with its HABITS, and have put on the new self ... which God is continually renewing in his own image, to bring you to a full knowledge of himself.” Colossians 3:9-10
1. Bible study & prayer.
“(Those) who are always meditating on His Laws ... are like trees along a river bank bearing fruit ... they never wither and whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3 (LB)
“Happy is the one who reads this book ... and obeys what is written in it!”
Revelation 1:3 (GN)
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
2. Fellowship with other believers.
“Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage each other.” Hebrews 10:25 (GN)
“(They met) day after day, in the Temple courts and from house to house.” Acts 5:42
3. Growing spiritually by living a Spirit led life.
“So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.” Acts 9:31
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” John 16:13
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
4. Giving of Yourself.
Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. - Ephesians 5:15-16 (NAS)
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. - 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT)
“Yes, you should tithe, and you shouldn’t leave the more important things undone either.” - Matthew 23:23
1. Make a prayer of commitment to God.
2. Declare your relationship with Jesus publicly through Water Baptism. Water baptism is the example Jesus set, and we follow this example to publicly share our new life in Him.
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3. Get Connected to a Small Group. Since God designed us for relationships, we believe it is through the connections made in small groups that God will help us grow.
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4. At Open Door you will find out more about the mission and vision of Oasis Church and how you can use your God given gifts and talents to Make a Difference.
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