By the grace of God through faith in Christ you have made a definite decision for Christ as Saviour and Lord. You have decided to live and walk with Him. This is a great decision — the greatest you have made, or will make in your life. By faith in Christ you now have eternal life. Believing in Christ, you are now a Christian.
Following the leadership of Christ, you have offered yourself for membership in His Church. The Church has encouraged you and you have followed Christ in baptism. You have made a definite decision for a consecrated life of service in the membership of the Church.
The Church is now receiving you into the full fellowship of its membership. Surely you will desire to be a good member of the Church. You will desire to put much into this new relationship much time, faith, prayer, effort, and thought and to gain much pleasure and profit in the service of God and man. You will make your own success or failure as a member of the Church.
You can make a success of your membership in the Church. You will find the members of the Church ready to help you at all times. God, the Father, is ready to help you, for we read his promise, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee assurance (Ex. 33:14). The Lord Jesus Christ is ready to help you, for we read “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy (Jude 24). The Holy Spirit is ready to help you, for we read, He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you (John 14:17).