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Advice For New Christians

What advice would you offer a newly saved Christian?

I would advise that though others (in and out of church) will sometimes behave discouragingly...keep your focus on Jesus no matter what.

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 ---AlwaysOn on 9/1/06
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I would advise a new Christian to put on the full armor of God each and every day without fail. (Ephesians 6:10-18) I would also strongly suggest that they read the Word of God every day and pray. This will protect the new believer and equip them for the battle ahead.
---Crystal on 12/23/07

Stay close to Jesus. Go to church, have Christian friends,read the Bible every day and talk to God thru out the day- just like you talk to your friends that is prayer. When U fail and U will, repent, dust yourself off and keep on keeping on. Listen to Christian music it uplifts the spirit.
---Jeanne on 11/18/06

Stay in the Word of God. So many times as new Christians we read and eat all kind of things people write. I would just read scripture, and let the Holy Spirit be your teacher. Keep your eyes on the Lord, never man. Surrender your whole life the the Lord, Romans 12:1&2. He'll take it from there.
---kathr4453 on 11/18/06

I just finished reading Kathy Ireland's "Powerful Inspirations" and it changed my life. It's a must read for anyone.
---helene on 11/16/06

Go by what the bible teaches. If your in doubt about certain teaching given, compare with the bible preferably KJV. If they dont teach according to the Word of God, then come away from it and seek a bible teaching church.
---jana on 9/16/06

Remembering the date is a good one, Eloy. It was a couple of years into my salvation when I realized that so many of my friends knew the exact date when they were saved and I had no idea. For a long time that bothered me. The important thing is that I am saved, but it would still be nice to know the date. I now write the date in my bible for people whom I've led to Christ in case they forget. It's not a major deal, but it's just nice to know.
---AlwaysOn on 9/6/06

I absolutely agree with that advice. For me one of the greatest inspirations in my life has been reading kathy ireland's book Powerful Inspirations-Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life. It's good to know that a person this successful is grounded in faith.
---eddie on 9/5/06

I would tell them to remember the date; find some good Christians to be friends with; get baptized; pray to the Lord everyday; get a KJV of the Holy Bible and begin to read some of it each day; and I would tell the new convert to read about the parable of the seed sower.
---Eloy on 9/6/06

Thanks, Donna!

I would also advise new Christians to take their time in choosing a church home. It's an important decision and one, I believe, that you should be directed by God to do. Many babes in Christ have been harmed by being in the wrong church setting. And don't select a church solely for what you can get out of it (though that's very important in your early walk), but also choose according to what you can contribute to a ministry.
---AlwaysOn on 9/5/06

AlwaysOn, Thank you kindly. I voted for you too because like you, I watch for consistency in a person's answers and TRUTH. Jesus said, "Thy word is Truth." I always seek to know the truth and that's what Jesus said to do. Amen?
---Donna9759 on 9/5/06

Hi Raine,

Great advice! Just wanted to add, however, that I've been saved for a little better than 13 years. This blog is, hopefully, for the encouragement of others among us (even lurkers) who may need it. There's often a lot of pressure on new Christians and, unfortunately, sometimes negativity is thrown at them from many sources...even from other Christians. I just thought it would be nice to offer warm advice to help their growth along the way.

And I do thank you!
---AlwaysOn on 9/3/06

Donna, I know you're joking, but I voted for you already based on other blogs where you've commented.

Instead of voting for bloggers on one topic alone, I study bloggers first for consistency (and I don't do negative votes...least not yet, so don't worry I will get on the great idea of studying other bloggers from here though. Again, even joking, thank you for the reminder to check everyone out beyond these great responses and vote accordingly.

Have a blessed day, everyone!
---AlwaysOn on 9/3/06

You wouldn't marry someone without first knowing his or her background, would you? The Bible, both OT and NT, is the foundation of a Christians life. Read the Bible from beginning to end. Without concordances, novels, dictionaries and other reference books that may cloud the mind. Afterwards, you can use these references, other than the novels which are fables distorting the truth. But most important, TRUST the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray before your reading for understanding and after for thanks.
---Steveng on 9/3/06

AlwaysOn, did ya vote for us? LOL

Just kidding. I have a keen sense of humor. I don't use it on this board though, but couldn't resist this time. Love you all!!!! You're all great.
---Donna9759 on 9/3/06

AlwaysOn, as a new Christian, make a public confession that Jesus is your Lord and Saviour. Renounce everything that exalts itself against Jesus and God. Say the sinner's prayer. When you're ready, be baptized. It will be the best day of your life and one you will never forget. In God's Love, Raine
---Raine on 9/3/06

Mrs. Morgan:
Jesus is more than our example, "He is our very Life". He lives through us.
Remember we are In Christ, and He is in us.
It's a two fold truth. ***John 17***
I would say to this question to read ALL of St. John. Chapter 15, was especially precious to me when I first became a Christian. The WORDS just came alive inside of me.

He is our Lord and Savior, our very life.
---kathr4453 on 9/2/06

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Turn the other cheek. Pray for your enemies. Learn how to love yourself so you can truly love others. Ask God to show you who you are and who He wants you to be. Enjoy talking with God... and tell Him everything... Be honest with God.
---Amy9384 on 9/1/06

Thanks, everyone!

I love everyone's answers. I hope that newly saved Christians are reading as you all are giving really supportive, sound advice.

Please keep it coming!
---AlwaysOn on 9/1/06

Find a Bible based church; inquire about Bible study groups.
Read the Gospel of John chapter 7, and Galatians chapter 5; then seek advice from and, friendship with, Christians who bear the fruits described in Gal. 5:22 & 23 and avoid friendship with anyone who displays the works of the flesh described in Gal. 5:19-21.
---Tbabe on 9/1/06

To someone who is newly saved -- Never give up, and never stop trusting in Jesus for everything. "Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8) and because He never changes He can be trusted totally. What He does for you one time He will do again because He never changes.
---Helen_5378 on 9/1/06

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Next, I would tell a new Christian to get to know God for who He is and not for what He can do for you. Develop a relationship with Him and have fellowship with Him every day by talking to Him, telling Him what's on your heart, why you're hurting, and that you want Him to be your Husbandman and Father.
---Donna9759 on 9/1/06

I would advise them what the Holy Spirit taught me first and foremost. Who I am in Christ Jesus. Write down all of the scriptures in the New Testament telling you who you are in Christ Jesus. Meditate on them until they become Spirit and Life to you and you walk in that level of faith KNOWING beyond the shadow of a doubt that you are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loved us.
---Donna9759 on 9/1/06

Don't sin...Matthew 5:8
---Pharisee on 9/1/06

greetings,the spirit of the lord is upon you an dwells within you.cease not to apply the golden rule.although your faith may be the size of a mustard seed ,nevertheless it is a seed that when well watered with the spirit of truth shall be amoung the most outstanding trees in the forest of humanity.the knowledge and understanding you seek is like searching for hidden treasure and the search is as equal to the find.the experience of eternity is worth waiting a lifetime for
---earl on 9/1/06

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(2.) Also study very closely the Life of Christ, He is our example(1 John 2:6), and our soon coming King! --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/1/06

Study the Word and Pray for godly wisdom, and pray to never be deceived about anything! In addition don't neglect to hide God's Word in your heart(Psalms 119) refreshing yourself with His Word/Truth often. God Bless. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/1/06

Take your time when you read God's word. Humble yourself always before God, He is a God. Don't hide your sins or be afraid to confess to Jesus. Stay in connection with the Church. Do not believe everything that you hear others say. Confirm it with the word of God. Be patient with yourself. Find out all about who you are in your new born again spirit. Do not forget God is with you, working in you. Seek till you find the Kingdom of God. Matt. 6:33 Matt.7:1 look up.
---Linda3939 on 9/1/06

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