There are three primary experiences of the Christian life: Salvation, Water Baptism, and Holy Spirit Baptism.
Salvation is initiated by a prayer of faith in Jesus.
Salvation is completed by God's grace.
Salvation is maintained by a lifestyle of Biblical righteousness.
Salvation is demonstrated by works.
Salvation is lost when we sin and do not repent.
Salvation is necessary to enter Heaven in eternity.
2. Water Baptism
Water Baptism was exemplified by Christ.
Water Baptism is not necessary to be saved, but is definitely an important Christian experience not to be ignored.
Water Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ.
Water Baptism is executed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
3. Holy Spirit Baptism
Holy Spirit Baptism is evidenced by speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45–46)
Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience different and distinct from Salvation or Water Baptism. (Acts 1:5; Acts 10:44)
There are four primary responsibilities of each Christian: Prayer, Outreach, Reading the Bible, and Fellowship.
1. Daily Prayer
Seeking God in prayer is a fundamental necessity of maintaining our relationship with Him.
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
3. Reading the Bible
Feeding our spirit with the Word of God, and living thereby.
Gathering together in a local assembly of believers for worship and admonition, and spiritually enriching camaraderie with other believers.