ABCs for Christians
God loves you
John 3:16 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.
Do you believe in Jesus? Have you put your trust in Him for Salvation? Notice that God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, for us.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39. nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You did not, nor cannot, earn Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
9. not of works, lest anyone should boast.
God has provided salvation for us by the work of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Man cannot earn his way to God by his or her efforts.
Jesus is the only way of Salvation
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
God's way of Salvation for humanity is through and by the Lord Jesus Christ and no one else.
1 John 5:11-14 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Notice that John says that these thing were written that we may know that we have eternal life.
God's word gives us assurance and confidence.Who you are now
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:15-17 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
You are now a child of God, the King's child. Born again by the Word and by the Spirit, a New Creature in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!
What to do if you sin.
As you have probably already found out, a Christian can sin. We aren't perfect, we are forgiven. God's plan of salvation is complete. He has made provision for us; that if we break fellowship with Him by sinning, we can be restored by the on going work of the Lord Jesus Christ; as He intercedes and represents us before the throne of God, as our High Priest and Advocate. His blood that was shed to redeemed us, has been presented before God upon the mercy seat in behalf of the Christian, for the cleansing of our sins as we confess them.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
His Divinity - John1:1-3, 1Timothy 3:16, Titus 2:13, Philippians 2:6
His Eternal existence - John 6:38, John 8:58, Hebrews 1:8-9, Revelation 1:8-18
As the Creator - John 1:3,10 Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:1-2
His Virgin birth - Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:26-35, Hebrews 10:5
Only way of Salvation - John 3:16-17, John14:6, Luke 2:11, Acts 4:12, 1 Peter 3:18
His Resurrection - Luke 24:36-43, Matthew 16:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Our Advocate - 1 John 2:1-2, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 4:15-16, 1 John 1:9
The Trinity - 1John 5:7, Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19
The Bible - 2 Timothy 3:15-16, 2 Peter 1:21, 1John 5:13, 1Peter 2:2, 1 John 5:13
Man created - Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 5:1-2, Job 33:4 Malachi 2:10
Man is lost and needs saved - Romans 3:10-12, 5:12, Psalms 53:3, Isaiah 64:6
Heaven is a real place - 2 Corinthians 5:8, 12:2-4, Philippians 1:22-24, Mark 16:19, 1Peter 3:22, Revelation5:9,6:9,7:9
Hell is a real place - Luke 16:19-31, Matthew 3:41-42, 8:12, 25:46, Revelation 20:10-15
Satan is real - Genesis 3:4-5, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Acts 26:18, Ephesians 6:12, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 4:26-27, 6:12, James 4:7, 1 John 3:8
Water Baptism - Mark 16:15-16, Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:35-38