I’m a Christian—Now What?
|Romans 8 (NKJV™)|
|12||Therefore, brethren, we are debtors--not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.|
|13||For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.|
|14||For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.|
|15||For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."|
|16||The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,|
|17||and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
Once you decide to repent from your past, say yes to Jesus Christ, and invite Him into your heart, you begin a lifelong relationship with Him. Nothing stays the same. Paul wrote, “Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT). Conversion is the gateway to transformation. Let’s consider four clear experiences that happen in the life of everyone who believes.
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