What's Next?

Did you know that God wants a relationship with you? That’s why he created each and every one of us! He offers this relationship and a promise of eternal life to anyone who will accept His son, Jesus who came to earth as a human to die for the sins of humankind. Are you ready?

HOW TO KNOW GOD

  • Realize you are a sinner

    No matter how good of a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, "No one is righteous—not even one" (Romans 3:10).

  • Recognize that Jesus died on the cross for you

    The Bible tells us, "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners" (Romans 5:8). This is good news! God loves us so much that he sent his only son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

  • Repent of your sin

    The Bible says, "...repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away" (Acts 3:19). The word "repent" means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward him.

  • Receive Jesus Christ in your life

    Becoming a Christian is not merely believing a creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, "Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in..." (Revelation 3:20). If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, tell him that. He is listening. The sample prayer below can give you some guidance. It isn't the words that are important—it's the attitude of your heart.

  • Pray this

    Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I believe your Son, Jesus, died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life to you. I believe that you are my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.

    Tell Somebody!

WHAT NOW?

If you prayed the prayer in the section above and meant it, you are a Christian! You may not feel any different, but once you put your faith in Jesus, then you have been forgiven and He will give you life to the fullest.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

FOUR WAYS TO GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

1. Baptism

The Bible teaches that baptism is a first step after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism is a physical act that demonstrates our inward change to follow Jesus and has been practiced from the first day of the church.

Baptism

2. Starting Point

Talk with another Jesus-follower and tell them about your decision. Ask them questions about their faith and see if they will go with you to Starting Point. We all need others to walk alongside us and help us grow in our own journey.

Starting Point

3. Read

Reading God’s word is one of the most important things for you to do. We find that it’s most relevant to start in the Gospels of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Our recommendation is to start with Luke.

Devotionals

4. Pray

As you are reading pray that God will speak to you: “God, today, I pray for your wisdom as I seek Your words for my life.” Read a passage of scripture and ask: “God, what are you saying to me through the verses?”

Prayer