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    resurrection, so you no longer have to be mas-tered by sin in your life. It should be the most natural response, then, to make Christ the master of your life (Romans 12:1-2). Sure, you will still be tempted to sin, but now with the help of Gods Holy Spirit, you have the power to resist it! Daily discover more of His power by asking God to cleanse you from sin (1 John 1:9) and empower you with His Spirit. Vic-tory over sinful thoughts and habits will not come automatically. Walk by faith and obedi-ence, and you will learn how to please God (Galatians 5:16).

    Pray often. Prayer is your lifeline to God. Talk with God throughout the day. Take all your problems to Him. He is interested in every-thing you do. Dont let sin discourage and de-feat you. If you sin, be quick to confess and claim Christs blood-bought forgiveness.

    Share your faith. Let those around you know how they can find Gods forgiveness and eternal life through faith in Jesus

    Christ. A joy-filled, consistent Christian life is contagious.

    Serve Christ wholeheartedly. Look for oppor-tunities to serve Him in your church and daily life. He can turn even the most ordinary tasks into ways to glorify Him.

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    For helpful Christian literature, please write to the address above or visit our web site at www.goodnewstracts.org. Bible references: KJV.

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  • Be Sure of Your SalvationNo one can grow spiritually who lacks the assur-ance of salvation. Feeling that youre a Chris-tian or hoping that youre destined for Heaven will never give peace of mind that youre right with God. The Bible teaches that if you have re-ceived Jesus Christ as Savior, then you should know that you have:

    Assurance of salvation. But as many as re-ceived Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name (John 1:12).

    Forgiveness of sin. [God] hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14).

    Certainty of eternal life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eter-nal life (1 John 5:13).

    Follow Gods GuidebookThe Bible is a living book written by a loving God. In it He provides basic principles, guidance, and inspiration for living.

    Set aside a time to read the Bible each day. Start with reading at least one chapter from the Gos-pel of John at a sitting. Then read Acts and Ro-mans before returning to the other Gospels. Ask God to help you understand and obey what He teaches you.

    As you read, ask yourself these questions:

    What are the main truths in this chapter?

    What do I learn about God the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit?

    Is there an example for me to follow? A sin to avoid? A promise to claim?

    Then talk to God in prayer about what you have discovered. Praise Him for what you learn about Him. Confess sin revealed in your life. Bring to Him your needs and the needs of others. Thank Him for His promises.

    Grow with Other ChristiansAs a member of Gods family, fellowship in a local church is important for your spiritual growth. Ask God to lead you to a church where you can learn from the Bible and share in worship, prayer, and service (Hebrews 10:25).

    When considering a suitable church, look for one that teaches that the Bible is Gods Word, our final authority, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died and rose again for our salvation.

    Make Christ the Lord of Your LifeTurn from sin. Christ proved that He is more powerful than sin through His

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  • Christ. A joy-filled, consistent Christian life is contagious.

    Serve Christ wholeheartedly. Look for oppor-tunities to serve Him in your church and daily life. He can turn even the most ordinary tasks into ways to glorify Him.

    Good News PublishersHow to Grow in the

    Christian LifeThis tract begins with the assurance of salvation and then gives practical steps

    for growing as a Christian.

    Bible references: KJV.Package contains 25 tracts.

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