The Bible teaches that your life is forever linked to Jesus Christ. He desires to give you hope, peace, grace and purpose. He didn’t come to make you “religious,” He came to make you alive! How you choose to respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Follow me” will be the most significant decision of your life. Below is a simple outline of who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him.
Why did Jesus come?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
Why do we need Jesus?
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
How do we follow Jesus?
1. Believe in Jesus and in what He has done for you.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:7-8
2. Confess that Jesus is the Leader of your life and the Savior of your soul.
That 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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
3. Repent of your self-focused and self-righteous ways and turn to Jesus.
Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
4. Be Baptized into Jesus.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:26-27
5. Live a New Life for Jesus and spend eternity celebrating with Him!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
6. Obey Jesus’ Teachings as your Standard for Living
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23
7. Tell Others how they can follow Jesus too.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20