It’s all about Jesus.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. – John 14:6
Following Jesus is not an exclusive path to God, it’s completely inclusive. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, Jesus is the way for you to have a relationship with God.
Everybody’s invited. Everybody’s included. Everybody’s important.
If you think you’re an exception to the rule, you’re wrong. Jesus loves you.
We can never earn our way or be a “good enough” person to get to God. But with Jesus, we don’t have to.
So how do I actually become a Christian?
If you sincerely believe Jesus Christ is Lord and want Him to save you, scripture tells us to do two things: SAY IT and SHOW IT.
“But don’t I have to clean up my life first?”
Nope. You don’t change in order to gain God’s love, you change because you’ve experienced his love.
Once you make Jesus your Savior, over time, God’s love changes you. You change because you’re loved. You don’t change in order to be loved.
SAY IT: Confess Christ is Lord
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. – Romans 10:9-10
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Romans 10:13
Say a simple prayer, similar to the following, from a sincere heart:
Lord, Jesus, I believe you died on the cross for me and rose again. Please forgive me of my sins. I want you to be my Lord and Savior. Give me your Holy Spirit and help me live for you all the days of my life.
If you prayed this, please let us know! We want to celebrate with you and help you take your next steps in Christ!
SHOW IT: Get Baptized
Baptism is simply when another Christian immerses you in water. It is what Jesus commanded all his followers to do.
Therefore go 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
Baptism is our pledge of a good conscience toward God.
And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. – 1 Peter 3:21
This should be a personal decision you make, following a confession of faith (i.e., when you SAY IT). Even if you were baptized as an infant, we will baptize you again since it’s your decision this time.
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Ready to get baptized? You can register for our next Baptism Sunday!
So now what?
If you have made a decision to follow Jesus, a great resource to start with is our series, The 3D Experience. In addition to an overview of the basics of Christianity, each session contains experiential homework designed to help you put your faith into practice.