Ash Street Church of Christ

      601 W. Ash Street
    Perry, FL   32347
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Become a Christian

This is a brief description of how to become a christian ...

How to Become a Christian 

  1    Hear the Word 

Lk. 9:35: And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.  
Lk. 11:28
: But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

 2    Believe the Word

Mk. 16:16: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.  
Jn. 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:  
Jn. 2:22:
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.  
Jn. 3:15:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  
Jn. 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.  
Jn. 3:36:
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  
Rom. 10:10:
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 3    Repent    

Mk. 1:15:  And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.  
Acts 2:38:  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Jer 18:8) If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
(Jer 26:13)Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
(Jon 3:9)Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
(Mat 3:2)And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(Mat 4:17)From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(Mar 1:15)And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (Mar 6:12) (Luk 13:3)I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luk 13:5)I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luk 16:30)And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
(Luk 17:3)Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
(Luk 17:4)And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
(Act 2:38)Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(Act 3:19)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;
(Act 8:22)Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
(Act 17:30)And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
(Act 26:20) 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.
(2Co 7:8)For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
(Heb 7:21)(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
(Rev 2:5)Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
(Rev 2:16)Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
(Rev 2:21)And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
(Rev 2:22)Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
(Rev 3:3)Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
(Rev 3:19)As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

  4   Confess Jesus   

Mt. 10:32:  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.    
Lk. 12:8:
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:  
Rom. 10:9:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  
Rom. 10:10:
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 5    Baptized for the Remission of Sins

Mk. 1:4: John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.  
Mk. 16:16:
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:41: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 8:12: But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:13: Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.  
Acts 10:48:
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

6  Continue in His Teachings

  Jn.  8:31: Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
  Jn. 15:9: As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
Acts 1:14: These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 2:42: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 8:13: Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Acts 13:43: Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 14:22: Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts 15:35: Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
Acts 18:11: And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
Acts 19:10: And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
Acts 20:7: And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
Rom. 11:22: Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Col. 1:23-28   
23:
  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
25: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26: Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 
1Tm. 4:16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.


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