Becoming a Christian
The Bible says that all humans have sinned and are deserving of eternal death and condemnation, but that the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord (Romans 3:23, 6:23). While we were still sinners, God sent his only Son, Jesus to die for us, the righteous for the unrighteous, so that he might bring us to God (John 3:16, Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 3:18). Jesus died in our place, and took the punishment for our sin on the cross, was buried, and was raised to life all so that we could have a right and restored relationship with God. What He asks of us in return is to follow Jesus with our whole lives (Matthew 16:24-26). This is the greatest news anyone has ever heard and it changes everything!
When someone becomes a Christian, they become a new person. Jesus says that they are born again (John 3:3). It's a fresh start, a clean slate to live for God. You no longer are bound by sin and destined for eternal separation from God, but you have a personal relationship with God, where Jesus is your advocate. You have an eternal life in heaven to look forward to where there is no more sin, pain, tears, suffering, or death. There is only abundant life. Giving your life to Jesus is the best decision you could ever make and it will change your life forever!
If you'd like to give your life to Jesus and trust in the salvation He provides, the Bible simply says to repent of your sins and confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9). You can do that anytime, anywhere. If you're ready to become a Christian, we encourage you to come forward at any our our Sunday morning services during the invitation time. You can talk with someone about your decision and then get baptized.
Baptism is very important. In the Bible, every person who becomes a Christian is baptized immediately. We encourage you to learn more about baptism on our baptism page and plan on getting baptized this Sunday morning at 8:45, 10, or 11:30. Baptism is an act of obedience and our outward identification with Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. It is like the symbol of a wedding ring or ceremony.
We understand that you may still have questions, and we'd love to talk with you more about those. Let us know if you'd like to talk with someone