And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
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.
Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
1 John 3:24
1. We admit we have sinned; then we commit to leave our past behind us. (Acts 2:38)
2. We believe in Jesus; and we confess that He is who He claimed to be: the Lord, the Son of God. (Romans 10:9-10)
3. We submit to God in baptism to seal our commitment and receive the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:4)
4. We begin walking with God daily -- the Bible calls this "living by the Spirit." (Romans 8:13; 1 John 3:24)
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1).