Follow Jesus

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Congratulations!
  We’re thrilled that you have taken the step of faith to believe in Jesus and trust your life to him. You probably have some questions about what this means and where to go from here. That’s what this site is all about: starting points for your journey with Christ. On each page, you’ll find a helpful message, a place to connect with us, and resources to help you take your next steps in following Jesus. Our prayer is that we can help you grow in your relationship with Christ and embrace God’s purpose for your life!

FOLLOWING JESUS

When people encounter the saving power of Jesus in their lives, their worlds radically change. It’s like being able to see things in color for the first time.

You’ve encountered the Savior of the World. Following Him will mean a new way of thinking, acting, and living. Jesus is going somewhere and He’s asking you to come with Him. Publicly proclaiming Jesus as Lord is still not the same as following Jesus. He said in Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me `Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?” Following Jesus is about listening and doing. It is about putting into practice the things thatJesus taught. It is about a lifestyle of peace and love that sets one apart from others.

There are a lot of people who LIKE Jesus. Lots of people believe in Jesus. They just love him to pieces. They worship and adore him. They praise His name. They invite him into their hearts and accept him as their Lord and Savior. They like the benefits of knowing Jesus. They want access to all the promises and gifts that He makes available to them. But not many people are willing to follow him.

Twitter gets modern day credit for the term “follow” but Jesus was the originator of the concept “follow me.” If you’re used to simply clicking the follow button on twitter and feeling good about getting updates from various celebrities and leaders, prepare yourself for something a little more in depth when it comes to following Jesus. Entering into the world of Jesus is similar to twitter’s clicking of the “follow” button. You prayed a prayer full of faith and it gave you access to the world of Jesus. He made all things new in your life just like that! You didn’t earn it or deserve it. You simply asked and He already decided to say “yes.” When you decide to follow Jesus, it’s so much more than signing up for timed updates, you are signing up for a life long journey.

Jesus knew that we’d have questions, that we’d want to know more about His world. He knew we would need a roadmap. So He left us His thoughts, His commands, and His perspective in a book that we call The Bible. Every time you open the bible and read the words of Jesus, you are getting real-time updates into His world. His voice isn’t something that you ever want to block or mute from your life.

When you follow, someone else is deciding the direction, the pace, the scenery, and the destination. Jesus is our Savior. He’s also a King – The Lord of Lords. He’s the Author and Finisher of our faith. Following Jesus means committing your life to Him. You’re trusting Him to navigate every area of your life. After all, He IS the best possible guide to the abundant life God has planned for you.

Following Jesus is a day-by-day journey, which includes relying on Him to lead the way. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I have come that you might find life, and life more abundantly.”

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