WHAT'S NEXT?

Congratulations! You have decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. You may be wondering what's next on your journey. We want to help! Join us as we guide you toward the next steps in your walk with Christ.

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Our Sin

 

We are all born with a sinful nature. Because of our sin, we are unable to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 ESV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 ESV

God's Gift

 

We can’t earn God’s forgiveness – it must be given. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice so that we could be forgiven.

but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 ESV

Our Response

 

We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and heart to Jesus.

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 ESV

A Symbol of Your Faith

 

Baptism shows others that you have been made new. It represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.

We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 ESV

 

Celebrate Your Faith

If you’ve made the decision to follow Christ, baptism is one of the most meaningful next steps you can take. Baptism is a public celebration of your decision to follow Christ.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1 ESV

What do followers of Jesus Believe?

We believe in God as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are all one God and are joined together into what we call the Trinity. As a fully devoted follower of Christ, you are a new creation made to live for Him.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1 ESV

The Son

 

Jesus is fully God and fully man and is alive today in Heaven.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:1-3 ESV

The Holy Spirit

 

The power of God is alive in us through the Holy Spirit.

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 ESV

God wants to have a relationship with us and He’s given us ways to know Him better. As we get to know God, we better understand His plan for us, and we can strive to be more like Jesus.

Read the Bible

 

The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. It’s God’s Word written specifically to guide us through life.

Download the Bible App and find a Bible reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  Psalm 119:105 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  2 Timothy 3:16 ESV

Make Prayer Part of Your Day

 

Prayer is talking to God, and there's nothing more powerful than asking for God's help.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4:6 ESV

Listen

 

Talking to God isn’t a one-way street – He wants to talk to us, too. Take time to learn His voice and listen to His direction for you.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27 ESV

Worship

 

Any time we give God credit for His goodness, we are worshipping Him. When we pray, serve, or help others in their faith, we are following God’s will and showing our gratitude for who He is.

Honor the Lord for the glory of His name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. Psalm 29:2 NLT

What's my next step?

Just like any other relationship, we need to invest time and effort into getting to know who God is and what He wants for us.

Connect

 

Life is better together. When we interact with other followers of Christ we find support and encouragement to continue in our faith.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 ESV

Share

 

When you experience something as good as God’s love, you want to share it with the people in your life! Talk about how God has changed your life, build relationships, and invite someone to come to church with you.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   Matthew 28:19 ESV

God the Father

 

God is the creator of the world and calls us His children. 

 
 

How do I grow my faith?

 
 

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