Your First Step - Following Jesus
Following Jesus is a life-long commitment that begins with recognizing our sin and accepting God's gift of forgiveness.
We are all born with a sin nature. Because of our sin, we are unable to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.
"For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard." Romans 3:23 NLT
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 showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8 NLT
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 NLT
We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and heart to Jesus.
"If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 NLT
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.