Salvation

It starts with Jesus

 

EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION ABOUT JESUS. MAYBE YOU THINK HE’S A GREAT TEACHER OR A PROPHET. MAYBE YOU THINK HE DIDN’T EXIST AT ALL. WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE, WE CAN PROBABLY AGREE THAT JESUS CHANGED THINGS. WE BELIEVE HE WANTS TO CHANGE YOU, TOO.

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

JESUS CLAIMED HE KNEW GOD. NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT? PLENTY OF PEOPLE MAKE THE SAME CLAIM. BUT JESUS ALSO SAID HE WAS GOD. AND THIS UPSET THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF HIS DAY SO MUCH THAT THEY KILLED HIM. BUT THAT WAS 2,000 YEARS AGO. WHY DOES IT MATTER TO YOU NOW? HOW DOES WHO JESUS IS AND WHAT HE’S DONE AFFECT YOUR LIFE NOW IN YOUR 9 TO 5, TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS, PAYING BILLS, OR JUST KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER? GOD, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOU AND YOUR LIFE. HE LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HELP YOU BECAUSE HE IS A GOOD GOD. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, HIS PLANS ARE BETTER THAN YOUR PLANS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO MEASURE UP TO SOME IMPOSSIBLE RELIGIOUS STANDARD TO KNOW HIM. YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE A FEW SIMPLE STEPS.

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.

ROMANS 10:9

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT. THROUGH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS, AND THEN COMING BACK FROM THE DEAD, JESUS TOOK ALL OF YOUR WRONG AND GAVE YOU ALL OF HIS RIGHT. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT AND COMMIT TO FOLLOWING HIM, YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS REPENTING OF YOUR SIN, DECLARING YOU WANT TO FOLLOW JESUS, AND BELIEVING HE IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS.

BELIEVING IN JESUS IS THE FIRST STEP ON THE GREATEST JOURNEY OF YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED THE RACE—YOU’VE JUST GOTTEN STARTED. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

 

What are my next steps to salvation?

Jesus saves us from our sins and leads us into a new life. This salvation is the only way we can have a relationship with God.

 You receive salvation when you confess and believe.

God tells us that whoever believes in Him and confesses that belief can be saved. 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. Romans 10:9

Your new life is a series of next steps.

Following Jesus is about taking your next step. Salvation happens immediately, but following Jesus is a lifelong journey. Jesus has given you a new life, and our new selves are revealed over time. God isn’t surprised when you mess up. He knows you will, and that’s why He’s saved you! God has given us His Spirit to walk with us and guide us as we take our next steps.

 

Our FRESH START CLASS is a great next step for you to take. It will help you discover what it means to follow Jesus - and how to get started in your new life with Him.

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If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you still have questions, we’d love to talk with you about it.  We also encourage you to take our FRESH START CLASS. Use the sign-up button to email us – or call the church office at 509.575.3720.  We want to help you take your next steps in following Jesus.