The Next Step

If you have confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, repented from your sins and committed to live your life in conformity to His will,  here is what you should do next:

Buy a Bible

You need to know more about your Lord and Savior and the Christian faith. I recommend that you start out with a modern translation like the English Standard Version (ESV) or the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Read Your Bible

I don’t recommend starting at Genesis. Most people find the Old Testament to be too challenging to start with.

Start with the book of John, then read Acts and then Romans. That will give you an excellent introduction to the New Testament.

As you grow, you can move on to the other books of the New Testament and to the Old Testament.

Here are some excellent Bible reading plans:

Become a Student of the Bible

Study the Bible carefully and reverently using the best study tools that you can find.


Begin to fellowship with other believers in formal and informal settings. Find a good Bible study. Worship with a local congregation that shares your beliefs and commitments.  Study their statement of beliefs and make sure that they conform to essential doctrines  of the Christian faith such as the the authority and inerrancy of the Word of God, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the Deity of Jesus Christ, His resurrection from the dead, His second coming, the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit, etc.

Be Baptized

Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace and a way that you can publicly confess your faith. (Romans 6)


Prayer is nothing more than communication with God. You can do it anywhere, anytime.

Walk With Jesus

He is our example. We should try to exemplify Him in our daily lives. We should submit totally to His Lordship.

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Recommended Bible Versions

English Standard Version (ESV)

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

New King James Version (NKJV)

King James Version (KJV)

Study Bibles

ESV or NASB MacArthur Study Bible

ESV Study Bible

NASB Study Bible

NASB or KJV Thompson Chain Reference Bible

Bible Study Tools

Logos Bible Software

Accordance Bible Software

Olive Tree Bible Software

Tecarta Bible Apps for iOS and Android

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

Grudem’s Systematic Theology

Jamieson Fawcett & Brown Commentary

Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Halley’s Bible Handbook

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

Nave’s Topical Bible

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Bible Study Sites



ESV Online


Bible Gateway

Bible Bulletin Board

Bible Study Tools

What Does The Bible Say About?

Got Questions?

Bible Sprout

Books to Read

The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur, Jr.

The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel

Evidence that Demands a Verdict – Josh McDowell

More Than A Carpenter – Josh McDowell

Saved Without A Doubt – John MacArthur, Jr.

Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis

Know What You Believe – Paul Little

Basic Christianity – John R. W. Stott

Desiring God – John Piper

Crazy Love – Francis Chan

Radical – David Platt

Christless Christianity – Michael Horton

The Gospel Driven Life – Michael Horton

Kingdom of the Cults – Walter R. Martin

The Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis