Becoming a Jesus-follower

To gain the life that we refer to throughout this site is at the same time both the simplest and hardest thing you've ever heard.

The Bible tells us how simple it is. It says that we need to pray to God and confess to Him that we desire to yield ourselves to Him-that we will commit to being obedient to Him, that we will make Jesus our Lord and King. And, it says that we need to believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead-that we trust that Jesus lived His life for us, that He died His death for our sins, that He was raised from the dead that He might give eternal life to all who trust in Him. "If you confess 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)

And yet, at the same time, becoming a follower of God does not mean that suddenly your life will become all the things that you want it to be. Instead, your life will become all the things that God wants it to be. Because sin still affects our life even after we trust in Jesus, we often don't want the same things for our life that God wants for us.

And that's where the struggle of faith exists. This is why the life of the follower of Jesus is described as a war, a sacrifice, a crucifixion, a life of humility and service, and a life characterized by grace.

The invitation involves the simplest of things-believe. The invitation involves the most difficult of life changes that you could ever experience. It's what we would expect from God. A graciousness that makes salvation ludicrously open to all people. Yet, He sees in us all the wonderful potential that He created us to become - even if we don't. And so, He has an expectation for our lives that far surpasses anything that we could imagine or, at times, even want. This is our salvation from God.

If this is the life that you yearn for, then you can pray right now that God would give you that life through Jesus. Because of His grace, you can be assured that He will give Himself to you-His power, His life, His presence.

And if you've prayed that God would give you that life, would you consider contacting one of our pastors? We would like to celebrate with you on what God is doing in your life and give you some guidance as to how you can continue in your walk with the Lord.

But what if you want to come to our church and you've never been in a church before? Here's what you might expect.

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