BELONG TO GOD'S FAMILY
You probably have 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, and that he’s paved the way back to God for you.
Jesus himself said:
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
Trusting Jesus as the way to God is not an exclusive path to God, it’s completely inclusive. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, no matter where you were born or the colour of your skin, Jesus is the way for you to have a relationship with God. Everybody’s invited. Everybody’s included. Everybody’s important.
If you think you’re an exception to the rule, you’re wrong. Jesus loves you. Yes...you.
To follow Jesus is to belong to God's family.
So how do you become a follower of Jesus?
Believing in Jesus is the starting point. Your choice to believe that Jesus is God's son, grants you a place in the family of God.
Look at what the scriptures say:
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
Confess with your mouth. Believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord...that God raised him from the dead, and your sins are forgiven and your relationship with God is begun. Do that, and you’re a Christian. You belong to God's family!
But you’re probably thinking, “Don’t I have to be a better person first?”
No, you don’t. You don’t change in order to gain God’s love, you change because you’ve experienced his love.
When you trust Jesus as your Saviour, you walk into the fullness of God’s love. Gradually, over time, God’s love changes you as you follow Jesus. You change because you’re loved, not in order to be loved.
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, surrender your life and choose to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as admitting you've sinned, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is. Believing in Jesus leads you to a choice to surrender your life.
Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life.
Baptism is a public declaration of a new association. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.”
Water Baptism is a celebration of the new life you receive through Jesus – and we want to celebrate with you!
Even if you were baptized as an infant, we’ll baptize you again because this time it’s your choice.
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