If you've recently decided to follow Jesus, congratulations! We want to help you to be successful going forward which is why we've prepared this special video study just for you. Watch and interact with these short videos at your own pace.
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Next Step 1:
Talk to God and say, "Jesus, from now on I'm not going to just believe. I'm going to follow."
Next Step 2:
Follow Jesus' example of making your faith public through baptism.
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Next Step 3:
Have you ever thought about all these attributes of God?
Which ones excite you? Which ones seem confusing? Which make you hesitant or fearful?
Talk to God and ask Him to show you about who He is.
Next Step 4:
Many of us approach God with a performance based mentality. The idea that God's love and forgiveness is completely free seems almost too good to be true. And yet the essence of the Christian faith is that salvation is 100% dependent on God through Jesus Christ and not dependent on us at all.
What this means is that the most true thing about you is that God loves you.
This will NEVER change.
So, what do you think about the idea of grace?
Is it easy or hard for you to believe that God's love for you is unconditional?
Why do you think that is?
Next Step 5:
Here is an important thing to realize about the Bible- for Christians, the Bible is not true because it's our book. It's our book because we believe it shows itself to be true. The Gospels, for example, are not true because they're in the Bible. They're in the Bible because we believe history shows them to be true.
Come to the Scriptures with your questions. Come to them with your skepticism. It is alright for you to chew on what you read. No one just decides things are true without good reason. For example, no one picks up a newspaper and decides "I'm just going to believe everything in this." They let the evidence do the talking. In the same way we believe that historical evidence backs up Scripture.
And yet, if you're not there yet, that's okay. Start reading the Gospels anyway and see what happens. After all, what do you have to lose?
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