Because of his great love for us, Jesus came to earth to heal our broken hearts and give us freedom from our own mistakes and the evil around us. He loves us unconditionally and completely. Jesus, miraculously and mysteriously, pursues a relationship with each of us that is born out of this love.
Why would I follow Jesus?
The Bible teaches that each of us is loved by God and created in His image. We are designed to find life in a relationship with God. But no matter how “good” we may be, we become separated from God by our own mistakes. These mistakes, sometimes referred to as “sin,” leave us broken-hearted and searching. The result is a feeling of brokenness and despair.
How do I begin to follow Jesus?
Confess and believe. That’s all it takes to know and follow Jesus. You can confess to Jesus in your own words, or pray the following:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need your forgiveness. I believe that You lived, died, and rose again so that I could be connected to God. Heal my broken heart. I confess you as my Lord and commit my life to You. I give you my past, present, and future. Take my life and use it. I give it to You. Amen.”
The decision to follow Jesus is only the beginning
Following Jesus is about much more than going to heaven. Following Jesus means knowing joy and living a full life here on Earth. It means admitting to shortcomings, relinquishing control and devoting your life to His purposes. Once you do that, you’ll never be alone again. His spirit will live inside you and will guide you.
Have you decided to follow Jesus?
You’ve made the best decision of your life, and we’d love to help you along your journey with Him in any way we can.
Why does baptism matter?
The sacrament of baptism is an external, physical event that represents an internal, spiritual change. For those who take this step, it is one of the most important spiritual milestones in your life.
Who should be baptized?
We celebrate the baptism of infants, youth and adults. In the case of infants, it is an expression of God’s grace that is at work in the life of every human being, even before we’re aware of it, constantly drawing us into a relationship with God. For older youth and adults, it also celebrates the grace of God, as well as the person’s decision to profess their faith in Jesus. Either way, it is a once-in-a-lifetime event that we spend the rest of our lives living into.
How do I know if I’m ready?
If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, baptism is a great next step. If you have any questions, let us know (seriously, we love talking about this stuff)!