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JESUS is who we are all about.  He has saved us and given us an incredible hope for our lives everyday, and an incredible hope to know we will be with Him for eternity.  We want you to know Jesus, to love Jesus, to serve Jesus, and to live daily for Jesus.  Jesus is more than just a good person…He is our Savior and Redeemer.

 

God, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, loves you, and wants a relationship with you.  You can have a relationship with God and a New Life through a relationship with Jesus Christ by making Jesus your Savior.  We know that Jesus was the Son of God, that God sent Him to this earth to live, to show His love, to die for our sins and make us right before God.  And we know and believe that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead on the third day becoming Victorious over sin and death, and that He is alive and we can be, too, with the Holy Spirit living inside of us.  The Spirit of God raised Christ from the Dead..and He wants to raise your life now–no matter the condition–and give you the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit.

 

The Difference in your life begins with Jesus.

 

I Peter 1:3-9,  “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.  So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.  You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

Ephesians 2:8-10, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

DESIRING TO KNOW JESUS AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST…

BELIEVE.  First, you must believe in God the Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.  Believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins, and that He rose from the dead. (James 2:14-17, Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 10:10, Mark 16:16, John 3:16)

REPENT.  Repent means to turn around, to stop going the direction you are going.  Repentance means more than just to be sorry for your sins, it means to turn from your sins and begin living right for God. (Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38, Acts 26:20, Acts 17:30, James 2:14-16)

CONFESS.  To confess means to say something you believe is true.  You use your mouth to confess what you believe in your heart.  You are telling everyone that you want to follow Jesus.  You are confessing that “I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and I want Him as my Savior and Lord.” (Romans 10:10, Matthew 10:32, Philippians 2:11, I John 4:15)

BAPTISM.  Just as Jesus died, was buried, and rose again, a person who knows Christ as Savior dies to sin, is immersed (buried) in Christ, and experiences New Life with Christ as we share together with them in their baptism.    (Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-14, Mark 16:16, Galatians 3:26-27, 1 Peter 3:21)

LIVE IT OUT.  We encourage you to get involved in a local church as scripture teaches, being encouraged and strengthened by others as you grow in your faith.  Also, it is important to spend time daily reading scripture, praying, and serving the Lord, as well as participating in a weekly worship service and Bible study. Live your life daily for Jesus.  (Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-27)

 

Make Jesus your Lord and Savior…If you have the desire to make the most important decision of your life and accept Christ as your Savior, we want to help you and encourage you in this decision.  You are invited to talk with our Pastor during the week (512.759.2665), or simply come forward during our invitation time during worship.  We want to support you in this decision and then share with you in your baptism.