Jesus commands us to be baptized as a step of obedience and a public declaration of our decision to follow Him. Baptism shows others that you have been made brand new. It represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus. If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, baptism is one of the most meaningful next steps you can take.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” – Acts 22:16
God wants to have a relationship with us and He’s given us ways to know Him better. As we get to know God, we better understand His plan for us as we strive to be more like Jesus.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10
Here are two great ways to grow in your faith:
1. TRY ALPHA
Alpha is a 10-week series of interactive discussions in a friendly atmosphere exploring the meaning of life and the basics of the Christian faith over a meal. It’s designed to help you learn what it truly means to find and follow Jesus! To learn more, click here.
2. WATCH COMPELLING TEACHINGS
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When you experience something as great as God’s love, you will want to share it with those around you! What we receive must be given away. After accepting Christ into your life, you are now a part of the body of Christ (the church). In the same way a body is dependent upon the arm, so the body of believers is dependent upon you. God has given of each us spiritual gifts in order to build up the church and to see lives and eternities changed.
“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
Once you’ve learned what your top Spiritual Gifts are e-mail them to Tyler Grissom (Connections Pastor) at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can help you find your sweet spot serving!
When the church first launched in the first century, the first thing the believers did was gather, which is exactly what “church” literally means. They understood the importance of being known and making others known. Getting involved in a Christian community is how you move from surviving in your faith to thriving in your faith.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” -Hebrews 10:24-25
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