Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”    Matthew 16:24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

 
When we see the word “follow” we think about social media. For example, in Facebook, to follow someone is to see their posts in our “News Feed” and we can follow what they are doing. But what does it mean to follow Jesus? In the Bible, Jesus says, “follow me” more than 20 times. Following Jesus begins when we respond to Jesus’ call to repent and believe. From that moment we become His follower and our desires are focused on His Word, the Bible. We become involved in what He is doing and not just see what He is doing. I invite you to consider becoming His follower.
 
To follow Jesus we must…
 
Admit you are a sinner and cannot save yourself.“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Believe in God’s plan of forgiveness and the promise of eternal life through Jesus. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you. “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. ”Romans 10:9 “For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13

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Ready to follow Christ? We would love to talk with you and help you with next steps including baptism and church membership. You can email me, Jeff Ivey.
 
We also offer a NEXT STEPS CLASS in which you will learn about our beliefs, mission, and how you can join us leading people to a love relationship with Jesus Christ. To attend a Next Steps Class please email Jeff Ivey.