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Key Steps
Once a person hears the Word of God preached, there are nine (9) key steps in developing a relationship with Jesus Christ (Yeshua, meaning "God saves"). Steps 1 to 3 are necessary for a person to become "born again." Steps 4 to 9 are necessary for growth and maturity in Christ.

Step 1 Admit that you are a sinner in need of God's saving grace.
"For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."

-- Ecclesiastes 7:20

"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

-- Isaiah 64:6

"All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus."

-- Romans 3:23-24

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

-- Romans 6:23

Step 2 By faith, believe that Jesus (Yeshua) is the Son of God, lived a sinless life, shed His blood on the cross for your sins, and rose from the dead.
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."

-- Leviticus 17:11

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

-- John 3:16

"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

-- Romans 5:8-9

"And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."

-- Romans 14:23

"For he [God] hath made him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

-- II Corinthians 5:21

"Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him."

-- Hebrews 10:38

"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God."

-- I John 4:2

Step 3 Confess your sins to God, repent by turning away from your sins, and pray out loud to receive the free gift of righteousness (indwelling of the Holy Spirit) unto eternal life through Jesus Christ. By faith, you are forgiven of sins, justified in the sight of God, and are conceived again. You are a new creation in Christ and are to walk in newness of life.
"Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

-- Psalm 51:7

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;"

-- Acts 3:19

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

-- Romans 5:1

"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin."

-- Romans 6:6-7

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

-- Romans 10:10

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

-- II Corinthians 5:17

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."

-- Ephesians 1:13-14

"That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

-- Ephesians 4:22-24

"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:"

-- Colossians 3:9

Step 4 Get water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Yeshua) as an obedient outward demonstration of your repentance and faith in Christ.
"He that believeth and is baptized [truly repentant] shall be saved; but he that believeth not [emphasis not on baptism] shall be damned."

-- Mark 16:16

"And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John."

-- Luke 7:29

"Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?"

-- Acts 10:47

"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."

-- Romans 6:3-4

Step 5 Receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Ruach haKadosh in Hebrew).
"For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence."

-- Acts 1:5

"And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."

-- Acts 4:31

"Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost."

-- Acts 8:14-17

Step 6 Read your Bible so you may become strong in His Spirit, grow in grace, renew your mind, and be sanctified.
"I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil."

-- Psalm 119:162

"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

-- John 17:17

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

-- Romans 12:2

"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby."

-- I Peter 2:2

"Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

-- II Peter 3:18

Step 7 Pray always and fellowship with like-minded believers.
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

-- Luke 21:36

"Pray without ceasing."

-- I Thessalonians 5:17

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

-- Hebrews 10:25

Step 8 Patiently do good works in the spirit of love.
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."

-- Matthew 16:27

"But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance."

-- Acts 26:20

"Who [God] will render to every man according to his deeds: to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life."

-- Romans 2:6-7

"And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."

-- I Corinthians 13:3

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

-- Ephesians 2:10

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."

-- James 2:26

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

-- I John 3:18

Step 9 Obey, endure persecution, and be faithful to Jesus (Yeshua) unto death.
"I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed."

-- Psalm 119:45

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."

-- Matthew 10:22

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness."

-- Romans 1:18

"Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory."

-- II Timothy 2:10

"But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end."

-- Hebrews 3:6

"And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, 'Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.' And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."

-- Hebrews 6:11-16

"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."

-- James 1:12

"Be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life."

-- Revelation 2:10

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