Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Sometimes we are tempted to make the gospel more difficult than it needs to be. Tonight’s program is one to encourage the simple teaching of Jesus (Acts 8:5, 35). If you are not a Christian, this lesson will tell you what is necessary to become one. For those of you who are Christians, this is a lesson that you take to our friends who are lost in the world.


The material is from Mark Gateley's Bible Reader website (link at oakridgechurch.com) and is a list of things one must do to be saved. Mark and I put this together a number of years ago. Please follow along in your Bible to learn what God wants you to do so that you can be saved from your sins.


1. Hear, Learn, and Understand The Gospel (Romans 10:17John 6:45Acts 8:30-35)


2. Believe In Jesus as The Christ (John 6:29; 8:24Romans 10:10-11)


3. Repent of all your Sins (Luke 13:3-5Acts 3:19; 17:30)


4. Confess Christ (Matthew 10:32-33Romans 10:9-10)


5. Be Baptized into Christ (Matthew 28:18-20Mark 16:16Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21)


To remain in a saved condition, Christians must:


6. Grow in the knowledge of the Lord and His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17Hebrews 5:12-6:2; 2Peter 3:17-18)


7. Diligently serve the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58Hebrews 4:11-13, 2 Peter 3:14; 1 John 5:1-5)


8. Teach others the Gospel (Acts 8:41 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 3:15)


9. Repent and pray for forgiveness when you sin (Acts 8:14-241 John 1:8-10)


How about you tonight? The gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel that can save you from your sins. Salvation is in no other name than the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12).


We hope you consider these things very carefully. Please contact us if we can help you become a Christian and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. We also hope to see you next time on "Speaking The Truth In Love"!