Taking the Steps to Faith
In these times more than ever, people need to discover, or strengthen their faith. It’s so necessary for us all!
Learn more about the Good News of Jesus and the new life He gives. The video at the bottom of this page gives a summary.
Responding to faith isn’t simply “saying some magic words” as a ticket to heaven. It’s an inward process, a heart change that means we rely on Jesus and submit to His rule. If you choose to go God’s way, then:
1.) Talk to God. Admit rebellion that deserves punishment, but plead for mercy on the basis of Jesus’ death for us all. Ask God to help you change from a rebel into one who submits to Jesus. He will help you! Romans 10:13.
2.) Submit to Jesus. If you pray that way, then start practicing it. In other words, repent, Luke 13:3. Submitting to Jesus means you are willing to give up old rebellious patterns, and to start to live a new life of love. This change is a life-long process, but God is with you to help you. He gives help through the Bible, prayer, the Holy Spirit, and a church family. The place to start living under Jesus’ rule is submitting to water Baptism, Acts 2:38.
3.) Keep Trusting. It’s only because of Jesus’ death and resurrection that you can be forgiven and made right with God. Keep your trust in the right place. As you start living God’s new way, you will fail at times. We all do. Keep coming back to the cross and resurrection. It’s the only basis for a continuing walk with God, Romans 6:5-11.
If you want to start on The Jesus Way right now, the pastor or one of the leaders at Mayflower Church can help you today. Pease contact me, Pastor Bernie Powell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* First you have to encounter the Good News of Jesus. Maybe you are responding today because you have already heard this in one of our Bible messages, or in something you’ve read. If you are not acquainted with the Good News, you may not fully understand the steps above.
But here’s a simple explanation about this choice.
Romans 10:13: “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Luke 13:3: “No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Acts 2:38: “And Peter said to them, “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.”
Romans 6:5-11: “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”