Agnes Aku Zormelo, Accra, Ghana, Email:  Mark; 1:16-17 “Now as He walked by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.” Explain

We often assume that Jesus disciples were great men of faith from the first time they met Jesus. But they had to grow in their faith just as all believers do. 

Chantelle du Plessis, Free State,  South Africa    …   Email address

The Plan of Salvation: The Bible is very clear about what it takes to be saved. Here is the simple plan of salvation revealed in God’s word: Step 1: We Must HEAR the Word. Without first hearing the word of God we would never know we are sinners and that the “wages of sin” is death and Without hearing we wouldn’t know of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins and our need for him.. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God (Rom10:17)  Step 2: We Must BELIEVE What We Hear, Merely hearing the word of God doesn’t save. We must believe what we hear or we are not likely to obey the Bible’s commands. In John 8:24 Jesus says, “…if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.” But belief is not enough. In Matt 7:21 we learn that just declaring our belief is not enough – we must “do” what God demands. Step 3: We Must REPENT of Our Sins, Sin is what separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2). Therefore, if we intend to seek God’s forgiveness, we must be willing to repent of our sins. Repentance means “turning away from sin” and making the effort to sin no more. If we aren’t willing to repent of our sins, we cannot be saved (Acts 3:19)