PAYNE MEMORIAL AME CHURCH
3306 S. LIBERTY STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115
&
LAPLACE, LA 70068

PHONE: 504-899-3424..................FAX: 504-895-8927
EMAIL US: PAYNEMEM@BELLSOUTH.NET
WEBSITE: WWW.PAYNEMEMORIALAMECHURCH.COM
OFFICE DELIVERIES:  2222 TOLEDANO STREET, N.O. LA. 70115


 Worship Service:
7:30 a.m. - Laplace, LA 70068
              10:45 a.m. - New Orleans, LA 70115
        
                      

SALVATION

 A Guide To Christian Workers


                     Conversion

 

Steps to the Christian Life:


1. REPENT

Turn around. Change your mind. “Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).


2. RECEIVE HIM

You need the Saviour. Accept Him. “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” (John 1:12).

3. REGENERATION FOLLOWS

This is what God does for you. This is the New Birth- a miracle of spiritual life performed by the Holy Ghost. “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh , nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:13). See also John 11:25.

4. REJOICE PUBLICLY

Make your testimony for Christ. “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10). See also Matthew 10:32-33.

5. REQUEST WATER BAPTISM

This is an outward testimony to an inward transaction. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).


6. READ THE WORD

The Word is the source of your faith. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13). See also Romans 10:17, Psalms 119:105.

7. REACH GOD IN PRAYER

Prayer is conversation with God. Life is sustained by union and communion (Ephesians 6:18, James 4:2). “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15).

8. RELATE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS

You maintain strength by exercise. “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul” (Ezekiel 33:8-9). See also 2 Kings 7:9, Acts 1:8.

9. RESIST THE DEVIL

Temptation is not sin. It is yielding to temptation that is sin. “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter1:7).


For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:15-16).

10. RESTITUTION

Your guilt is gone, and you can convert your influence for good. “...if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold” (Luke 19:8). “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16).

11. “RENDER ... TO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD’S.”


Start tithing your income immediately. “Will a man rob God?... Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:8, 10). See also I Corinthians 16:2.

12. REGULARLY ATTEND CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Associate yourself immediately with God’s people. Take out church membership (Hebrews 10:25).


And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day . . .” (Luke 4:16). These are the “things that pertain unto life and godliness . . .”

(2 Peter 1:3). 1

1. Gutzke et al. The Open Bible. Thomas Nelson Inc. New York, New York. 1985. 1264-1265


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