When you became a Christian, you recognized your need to be forgiven of sin and freed from sin’s reign over your life. As a result, your life has been changed forever—you are now a follower of Jesus. But what does the Bible say it means to follow Jesus? Sam Emadi offers 8 simple steps you should take once you become a Christian, as you set out in newness of life to thrive as a disciple of Jesus.
Table of Contents:
1. Get Baptized
2. Join a Local Church
3. Attend Your Church Regularly
4. Study the Bible
5. Pray Regularly
6. Be Discipled and Disciple Others
7. Give to the Church
8. Evangelize the Lost
About the author:
Sam Emadi (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as senior editor at 9Marks, where he writes, edits, and manages special publishing projects. He previously served as a pastoral intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
“Christians are pressed by very real questions. How does Scripture structure a church, order worship, organize ministry, and define biblical leadership? Those are just examples of the questions that are answered clearly, carefully, and winsomely in this new series from 9Marks. I am so thankful for this ministry and for its incredibly healthy and hopeful influence in so many faithful churches. I eagerly commend this series.” ~R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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“As a pastor, I get asked lots of questions. I’m approached by unbelievers seeking to understand the gospel, new believers unsure about next steps, and maturing believers wanting help answering questions from their Christian family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. It’s in these moments that I wish I had a book to give them that was brief, answered their questions, and pointed them in the right direction for further study. Church Questions is a series that provides just that. Each booklet tackles one question in a biblical, brief, and practical manner. The series may be called Church Questions, but it could be called ‘Church Answers.’ I intend to pick these up by the dozens and give them away regularly. You should too.” ~Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas