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Are you a follower of Christ?

The decision to follow or reject Jesus Christ is the most important decision you will ever make. What you do with Christ determines your future, both here-in-now and in the hereafter. Jesus Christ is more than a philosopher or good moral teacher. Because we have all had a broken relationship with God the Father, Jesus came to reconcile us. God created us and wants us to seek Him. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 100:3; Hebrews 11:3, 6)

The Bible says there is no other way to heaven than Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). We all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and our sins have separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2). In spite of our sinful, disobedient ways, God loved us so much that He sent Jesus Christ to pay for our sins (John 3:16-17).

Here is what the Bible teaches about Jesus:

  1. Jesus came as God in the flesh (John 1:1, 12, 14; Hebrews 2:14),
  2. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-32, 2:1-7),
  3. He lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21),
  4. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit and performed many mighty miracles and deeds (Acts 10:38; Matthew 8:14-17; Gospel of Mark; John 20:30-31);
  5. He died upon the cross as our sin substitute (John 1:29; Romans 5:8-9; Hebrews 9:11-15, 27-28; 1 John 2:1-2),
  6. He was raised from the dead by God on the third day (Acts 23:23-24; Romans 8:11, 10:8-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 14, 17, 20, 51-52),
  7. He ascended to Heaven where He was seat at the right hand of God (Ephesians 1:20-21; from there He poured out the Holy Spirit on believers (Luke 24:49; Acts 2:1-4, 32-33), and now lives to make intercessory prayer for us (Hebrews 7:25), and
  8. He will come a second time for those living for Him, along with those dead whom He will resurrect who died trusting in Him (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 9:27-28; Revelation 1:7-8, Revelation 22:12-13.

This is the core unifying belief of Christianity.

To accept Christ as your Savior is as simple as 1-2-3!

The Bible is very simplistic in its instructions. It is as simple as 1-2-3. One, all you have to do is believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. Second, confess this with your mouth that you by faith accept Jesus as Savior. Third, repent of your sins. To repent means to turn away from, to do a 180, and start a new direction of living as Christ would have you to live.

Here is a sample prayer to help you begin your new relationship with God.

Dear Father God, I believe that You exist and created me. Forgive me for I have lived my life independent of You. I have sinned and not done what I’ve should. Cleanse me from my sin. I believe You sent Jesus to die for me as my sin substitute and that You raised Him from the dead on the third day. Your Word says if I believe in You and call upon You I would be saved. By faith, I accept that. Thank you for loving me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so I can learn to live morally, grow spiritually, and learn to forgive others the way You have forgiven me. Amen.

Three things to do after receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior.

1 John 4:15 states, “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”

Affirmation: It is important for you to verbally affirm daily your new life choice to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. As you follow Christ you will discover the need to think differently about yourself and lifestyle (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 10:3-6). Here is a suggestion:

I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. I have trusted in Jesus as my Savior and my sins are forgiven. I am now God’s child and He is my Father and I can talk to Him anytime. Today is a new day. Each day I am getting stronger and stronger as I learn to follow God’s Word. I receive the Holy Spirit within me as God’s promise to me and presence within me. My life is filled with peace, I am strong, and today will be a good day!

Baptism: Christians mark their new relationship with God by obediently following Jesus’ command to be baptized in water. It is through water baptism we identify with Christ’ death on our behalf and the promise of our future resurrection to eternal life just as He was raised (Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-9). Baptism also allows us the opportunity to confess Jesus Christ before others (Matthew 10:32-33). Ask a Christian friend to advise you on where and how to be baptized or contact us for information in your area.

Connection: Your future success as a follower of Christ will greatly depend on you connecting with fellow believers. Read Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23). Some new believers fall away and never become a successful disciple because they fail to realize that our lives and circumstances around us are like soil where seed is planted.

Find a positive, faith-filled church that teaches the Bible to attend. This will provide you with Biblical teaching and a social network of friendships, accountability as you grow in your new-found faith, and opportunities to serve Christ by serving those in need (Matthew 5:16; Acts 2:42, 46). Read about “Beliefs” to help guide you in your search. If you need assistance in doing this, contact us.