HOW DO I BEGIN TO FOLLOW JESUS?
Connecting to everything God has for your life begins when we take the first step, making a decision to follow Jesus. Making the decision to follow Jesus is not as complicated as some think.
ADMIT you long for more in life and you have sinned.
Welcome to being human. We all long for purpose and struggle with a sinful nature. Coming to Jesus starts with simply admitting that you’ve sinned, feel empty, and separated from God. Jesus came to fix those things.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24 NIV
BELIEVE Jesus is the only way to have a relationship with God.
Followers of Jesus have come to the realization that all of our good works and attempts to overcome sin are useless in creating a relationship with God. Jesus came and lived as a perfect man and died for all of us who are imperfect. He died in our place on the cross to pay for our sins, and his life and sacrifice was validated when God raised him from the dead. Jesus is our only hope to peace with God.
“Death initially came by a man, and resurrection from death came by a man. Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes alive in Christ” 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 MSG
COMMIT your life to Jesus.
Committing your life to Jesus is when you become a follower of Jesus. Going to church is great but you can go to church and never make a commitment to him. Committing your life to Jesus happens when we choose to repent. The word repent simply means to change direction. Connecting to everything God has for your life begins when you commit to following Jesus and start implementing life changes that help you move forward in your faith
“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10b NLT
TAKE A MOMENT AND PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Jesus today I make a decision to follow you. I know my sins have separated me from God and believe that you are the only way to having a relationship with Him. I believe you died on the cross as a payment for my sins and rose from the dead so I could live like you. Amen…
Below are some resources that will help you grow in your faith and understand who Jesus is and how all of us can begin to live like him. Let us know about your decision to follow Jesus by emailing Yes@bridgecapecoral.com
BELOW ARE TWO DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU GROW IN YOUR FAITH
We will do everything we can to help you in becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus. If you have questions email us at YES@BRIDGECAPECORAL.COM . Also, below you will find two excellent downloadable resources to help you grow in your faith and follow Jesus.