I'm Saved
What's Next?

Short Explanation

Jesus Christ is the start and the finish and everything in between.
* He is the Saviour up front.
* He is the Burden Bearer and Comforter during this life.
* He is the Eternal Life after death.

The following series of pages assumes that you already know Jesus as your personal Saviour.  Then they pick up with your life with Him on this earth.  This will get you started.  You must seek out a church to go further.  See: How to find a good church

Jesus Christ is the Foundation

Lay the right foundation, then build on it.

1 Cor 3:11  "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

Every good endeavor of life must be done on top of Jesus Christ.  He is the foundation.  We must build on Him.

1 Cor 3:12  "Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones , wood, hay, stubble;"

Gold, silver and precious stones are the good things done in this life for the right reasons.  Wood, hay and stubble are the good things done in this life for the wrong reasons. 

1 Cor 3:13  "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is."

This is not a punishing fire, but a refining one. 
Our good and bad intentions will be revealed.  To purify gold, it must be heated and the impurities will be burned away.  Once all the impurities are gone, everyone will easily see what sort of life we led.  If a person was saved, they will go to heaven, but if after salvation, their building on Jesus was for the wrong intentions, all that could have been rewarded them, will be burned away.

1 Cor 3:14  "If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward ."

1 Cor 3:15  "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

Work for Jesus in this life.  But work for the right intentions.
A person can give to the poor (Good Deed) and say it was for love of Jesus, but in fact it was to lift up themselves, somehow.  That good deed becomes wood, hay and stubble and will not survive the purifying fire.  Something that could have brought reward in heaven, is now lost forever.  Still saved, but the reward is gone.


How can you and I be sure to live and work for the right reasons?       10010