Presentation on theme: "“Five Step Plan?” Does God Really Have a “Five Step Plan?” How can I be saved from sin? HEAR the gospel BELIEVE CONFESS REPENT BE BAPTIZED."— Presentation transcript:
“Five Step Plan?” Does God Really Have a “Five Step Plan?” How can I be saved from sin? HEAR the gospel BELIEVE CONFESS REPENT BE BAPTIZED
How Can We Know God’s Plan? Step plans are helpful in overcoming addiction. Sin is an addiction (John 8:34) If God has a plan for us to overcome sin, we would expect it to be simple, but require some effort to find and follow (2 Timothy 2:15; Isaiah 28:10)
Elementary Principles Elementary Principles (Hebrews 6:1-2) Elementary principles are basic things that must be understood before proceeding. –You must know the alphabet in order to read and write. In Hebrews 6:1-2, we learn that faith, repentance, and baptism are elementary principles.
The Five Steps to Salvation are Connected in Scripture Hear & Believe (Romans 10:17) Believe & Confess (Romans 10:9-10) Believe & Repent (Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15) Believe & be Baptized (Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36-38) Repent & be Baptized (Acts 2:38)
Conversion Accounts in Acts Contain the Steps to be Saved Those on Pentecost were to REPENT and be BAPTIZED (Acts 2:38) The Samaritans in Acts 8 HEARD Philip preaching (Acts 8:5-6), BELIEVED what he preached (Acts 8:12), and "were BAPTIZED, both men and women" (Acts 8:12b). The Ethiopian HEARD Philip preach Jesus (Acts 8:35), BELIEVED in Jesus, CONFESSED his belief, and was BAPTIZED in water (Acts 8:36-38).
Conversion Accounts in Acts Contain the Steps to be Saved Cornelius, HEARD Peter preach saving words (Acts 10:6; 11:14), told to BELIEVE for the remission of sins (Acts 10:43), and was BAPTIZED (Acts 10:47-48). Later (in Acts 11:18) we learn that he had also REPENTED. Lydia HEARD and was BAPTIZED (Acts 16:14-15) The Philippian jailor HEARD, was told to BELIEVE, and was BAPTIZED (Acts 16:30-33). "The Corinthians, HEARING, BELIEVED, and were BAPTIZED" (Acts 18:8).
Here is God’s Five Step Plan as found in the book of Acts
God’s Five Step Plan Hear (Romans 10:17 Believe (John 3:16) Repent Acts 17:30 Confess Romans 10:10 Be Baptized Mark 16:15; Acts 2:38 Have you taken all the steps?