Lesson 10

I. Romans 3:23
A. Who is guilty of sin? ___________________

II. Isaiah 59:2
A. What separates us from God? ______________________________________

III. Ephesians 2:8-9
A. By what is a person saved? ________________

note: the word “grace” comes from the Greek word “charis” which means. unmerited favor or gift.
B. Is salvation a gift or is it something we earn? __________

IV. Ephesians 1:7
A. Through what does the forgiveness of sins come? ______________________
B. What redeems us to God? _______________________________

V. How does one enter Christ and His redeeming blood?

A. Romans 6:3-4

Christ shed His blood at His death.

1. Through what means does a person enter Christ and
His death? _______________________
2. According to verse 4, is baptism a burial, a sprinkling or
a pouring? ___________________
3. From verse 4, after a person is baptized, he walks in ____________________

B. Colossians 2:11-12
1. Christ circumcises (cuts away) our sins when we are ________________ with
Him through _________________
2. From verse 12, does baptism require personal faith? ___________
3. From verse 12, who is at work in baptism? The person being baptized
or God? __________

C. Acts 2:38
1. Upon repentance, a person must be baptized
for ____________________________________________________
2. After a person is baptized, he receives the gift of
the ___________________________________________________

Note: The reason why baptism is for the remission (or forgiveness) of sins is because, as Colossians 2:11-12 indicates, Jesus circumcises us of sin at baptism.

D. Ephesians 1:13-14
1. The Holy Spirit is given to the disciple as a seal, guaranteeing
his _____________________________________.

E. Acts 22:16
1. Should baptism be delayed? ______
2. According to this verse, at what point does a person “call on the name of the
Lord”? ______________________________________________________

VI. New Testament Conversions Examples

1. Acts 2:37-41
A. When the people wanted to be saved, what did Peter, the man with the
keys to the kingdom, tell them to do?
___________ and be __________.

B. OK. So Peter tells them to “repent.” The word “repent” in the Greek means
“change your mind.” Then he tells them to be baptized in the name of Jesus
for the forgiveness of sins (born of water). Then you will receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit (born of Spirit). See the consistency? _________.
C. What did those who accepted his message do?_________________.
D. Now, did Peter tell them “repent and ask Jesus to come into your heart
for the remission (forgiveness) of your sins and you will receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit”? ___________.
E. Point “D” is commonly taught in many religious circles today, but as you
can see, “repent and be baptized” is the Lord’s call to salvation in Christ.
Note: “asking Jesus to come into one’s heart” is called the Sinner’s Prayer.

2. Acts 8:12
A. When the people believed Philip as he preached of the kingdom of Christ and
of the good news (gospel), what did they do? __________________.
B. Does it say here that they said a prayer “asking Jesus to come into their
hearts”? ________________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

3. Acts 8:13
A. What did Simon do when he believed the good news?___________________.
B. Did Simon “prayed for Jesus to come into his heart”? ___________.
C. Does this example of conversion (Acts 8:13) match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

4. Acts 8:26-38
A. From verse 35, what did Philip preach to the eunuch?______________.
B. As they were traveling, what did they come to? ______________.
C. What did the eunuch want to do? _________________.
D. After stopping the chariot, what did Philip do to the eunuch? ______________.
E. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

5. Acts 16:14-15
A. What did Lydia and her household do after hearing the message of
Christ?___________________________________________________.
B. Anything there saying she prayed for Christ to enter her heart? ________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

6. Acts 16:30-33
A. What did Paul and Silas tell the jailer to do to be saved? ___________________.
B. What did Paul and Silas speak to them? The word of the who? _____________.
C. Judging from Mark 16:15, what did Paul and Silas preach to them?
The what? _______________________.
D. From Acts 16:33, what did the jailer and all his household do, immediately,
that very hour of the night? ______________________________________.
E. Compare Mark 16:16 to what happened in Acts 16:33. Did the jailer and
his household do what Mark 16:16 says? ________________
F. Did Paul and Silas command them to “ask Jesus to come into their
hearts”? ____________
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

7. Acts 18:8
A. What did the Corinthians who believed Paul’s message do? _________________.
B. Were they told to “ask Christ to come into their hearts”? ________.
C. Does this example of conversion match what Jesus said in
Mark 16:15-16? ______.

8. Acts 19:1-5
A. After Paul explained the purpose of John’s baptism, what did they do? ______________________________.
B. Therefore, does it matter what baptism you receieve? _________________.
C. Briefly look at Acts 2:38. What must one be baptized
for? ________________________________________________________.
D. Does Acts 2:38 say one is baptized as a public demonstration of
faith? _________.
E. Does Acts 2:38 say one is baptized as an outward sign of an inward
grace? _____________________.
F. Therefore, again, does it matter what baptism you receieve? ________.
G. Does this example of conversion in Acts 19:1-5 match what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

9. Acts 22:16
A. What did Annanias tell Paul to do immediately, without delay? _____________________________________________________.
B. According to this verse, when does one call on His name? When one
is what? ____________________________
C. Does this example of conversion match with what Jesus said
in Mark 16:15-16? ______.

10. Mark 16:15-16
A. What must be preached to all creation? The what? _____________________.
B. Who will be saved? He who ______________ and is _______________ will
be _________________.
C. But if one does not believe what Jesus says, they will be ______________.
D. Did Jesus say here “He who believes and asks Me to come into their
hearts will be saved”? ____________.

Challenge: If you have been taught that one is saved by saying a prayer asking Jesus to come into one’s heart (sinners’ prayer), then as you can see, the Bible doesnt teach that at all. Are you ready to make Jesus Lord of your life and receive the forgiveness of
sins as taught in the Bible?
YES NO

Read Acts 22:16 and do what it says today. Call your local Church of Christ and tell them that you would like to become a disciple of Christ and obey the Gospel today.