Becoming a Follower of Jesus

What does it mean to become a follower of Jesus Christ? Simply put: It's a heart thing. That is, you have to desire in your heart to follow Christ. You must see your need for a savior for the sin (or the things that we do that are not pleasing to God) in your life, and then confess Christ Jesus as that savior. Take a look at the road to following Jesus and accepting Him as Savior below:

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ...

Pretty much this verse says that all of us are in the same boat. You. Me. Everybody. We have all sinned and we are all in need of a savior from that sin.

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This verse tells us what we receive for the sin we've all committed at some point in our life – DEATH! Not just physical death, but a spiritual death after our physical bodies are long gone. It's the place better known as Hell. This means we are separated from God for eternity and there is no hope for reconciliation.

Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Now this is the most exciting thing you could possibly ever hear. Even while we were still in our sin, Jesus Christ chose to go to the cross for you and for me. Suffice it to say it's the most "love saturated" act that anyone has ever done in the history of the world. Many people have died for a person that they love, but few have ever gone that path for an enemy. It says in this particular verse that "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." This death on the cross was for everyone. Jesus took the place of our sin and the penalty of that sin (which is death), and He nailed it to the cross, in Himself. His sacrifice gives us the opportunity to have a restored, personal relationship with the creator of this World, our Heavenly Father... which leads us to our part.

Romans 10:9-13 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. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Confess and Believe ... and you will be saved! We then pray that you will get in a Bible based church like Hope and start maturing in your faith. If you are close in the area, please join us for a service. If you have just given your life to Jesus Christ congratulations and please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we’d love to hear from you!

For additional information about life’s greatest decision to follow Christ please click here.

If you would like for someone to pray with you to become a follower of Jesus please call Hope Church at 830.779.4673.

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