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1 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN As found in God’s word - THE BIBLE FIVE STEPS TO SALVATION

2 There are more steps toward salvation then are found in any one verse, but there are never less! This is important. God wants us to read ALL the Bible, not just a few verses. If we only needed to read one verse to learn how to be saved, the Bible would be a whole lot shorter.

3 HEAVEN Rom 3:23 “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” WORLD

4 HEAVEN Rom 3:23 “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” WORLD Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death;”

5 HEAVEN Rom 3:23 “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” WORLD Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death” Rom 6:23 “… but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

6 HEAVEN Rom 3:23 “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” WORLD How do we get from a sinful world to Heaven to be with God? Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death” Rom 6:23 “… but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

7 HEAVEN Gen 28:12-13 Then Jacob dreamed, and behold, a ladder (stairway) was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it … WORLD How do we get from a sinful world to Heaven to be with God?

8 HEAVEN John 1:51 And He [Jesus] said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." [“Son of Man” is another name for Jesus.] WORLD How do we get from a sinful world to Heaven to be with God? Gen 28:12-13 Then Jacob dreamed, and behold, a ladder (stairway) was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it …

9 HEAVEN JESUS IS THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AND GOD. WORLD How do we get from a sinful world to Heaven to be with God? Gen 28:12-13 Then Jacob dreamed, and behold, a ladder (stairway) was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the LORD stood above it … John 1:51 And He [Jesus] said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." [“Son of Man” is another name for Jesus.] See also: John 14:16, Col. 3:17, I Tim. 2:5.

10 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. WORLD STEP ONE:

11 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. What do they need to hear? See John 3:16-17 WORLD STEP ONE: Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. Then rose and lives at the right hand of God.

12 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. What do they need to hear? See John 3:16-17 WORLD STEP ONE: Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. Then rose and lives at the right hand of God. Mark 16:15 And He [Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. How can someone know about Jesus unless we tell them? And how can we tell them unless we study God’s word – the Bible?

13 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. See also: Mark 16:16; John 8:24; Romans 10:9 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 "Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins." WORLD STEP TWO:

14 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. See also: Mark 16:16; John 8:24; Romans 10:9 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 "Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins." WORLD STEP TWO: What do they need to believe? See John 3:16-17 Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. Then rose and lives at the right hand of God.

15 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD STEP THREE:

16 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Repent means “sorrow for sin that leads to a change”. WORLD STEP THREE:

17 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD STEP THREE: Repent also means “turning away from something (sin) and towards something else (God).”

18 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. See also: Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Mark 1:15; 6:12; Acts 3:19; 17: BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD STEP THREE:

19 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. STEP FOUR:

20 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Act 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS STEP FOUR: Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and I accept him as my personal Savior!

21 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS To whom do we confess Jesus is Lord? Everyone! (see step one) STEP FOUR: Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

22 HEAVEN 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS STEP FIVE: 5. BAPTISM Acts 2:38 … be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

23 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS STEP FIVE: 5. BAPTISM Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Acts 2:38 … be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; HEAVEN The Greek word “baptizo ̄ ” (baptism) actually means “immersion”.

24 1. HEAR Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 2. BELIEVE Acts 10:43 To Him [Jesus] all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins. 3. REPENT Luke 13:3 … unless you repent you will all likewise perish. WORLD 4. CONFESS STEP FIVE: 5. BAPTISM The Greek word “baptizo ̄ ” (baptism) actually means “immersion”. See also: Acts 22:16; Gal. 3:27; Col. 2:12; Romans 6:4; and I Peter 3:21. Rom 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Acts 2:38 … be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; HEAVEN

25 And after you are saved, what will you do then? “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. (2Timothy 2:15) That means we need to read and study the Bible daily to understand God’s plan for our lives, and so we are ready to answer questions others may ask us about being a Christian.

26 After you are saved, what will you do then? “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:19-20) As we learn more about God’s plan for salvation, we need to teach it to others and God will be with us as we do … forever!

27 There are more steps toward salvation then are found in any one verse, but there are never less! This is important. We must read the whole Bible to understand God’s plan of salvation. Don’t leave anything out!


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