The most important question in life is, “What must I do to be saved? How can I be sure when I die, my sins are forgiven, and I have the promise of living forever in Heaven?”
When I was young, I learned a five-finger exercise that has stayed with me. We have to be careful not to put God in a box, demand everybody goes through the same experience we had. But it’s really hard to beat this formula. A person hears the gospel, believes in Jesus, repents of sin, confesses Jesus, and is baptized into Jesus. This lesson is about step #1; believe.