Congratulations! You’ve decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. You may be wondering what’s next on your journey. We want to help!
What does it mean to follow Christ?
We are all born with a sin nature. Because of our sin, we are unable to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23 (NLT)
We can’t earn God’s forgiveness – it must be given. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice so that we could be forgiven.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 (NLT)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NLT)
We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and hearts to Jesus.
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 (NLT)
A SYMBOL OF YOUR FAITH
Baptism shows others that you have been made new. It represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4 (NLT)
If you’ve made the decision to follow Christ, baptism is one of the most meaningful next steps you can take. Baptism is a public celebration of your decision to follow Christ.
What do followers of Christ believe?
Brazos Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again, and we worship God as the creator of the universe.
Through our relationship with Jesus, we believe that we are forgiven and redeemed. It is our mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and share this faith with the world.
How Do I Grow My Faith?
God wants to have a relationship with us and He’s given us ways to know Him better. As we get to know God we better understand His plan for us, we trust him more, and we can strive to be more like Jesus.
READ THE BIBLE
The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. It’s God’s Word written specifically to guide us through life. Download the Bible App and find a Bible reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)
MAKE PRAYER PART OF YOUR DAY
Prayer is talking to God, and there’s nothing more powerful than asking for God’s help.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Talking to God isn’t a one-way street – He wants to talk to us, too. Take time to learn His voice and listen to His direction for you.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (NLT)
Any time we give God credit for His goodness, we are worshipping Him. When we pray, serve, or help others in their faith, we are following God’s will and showing our gratitude for who He is.
Honor the lord for the glory of his name. Worship the lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:2 (NLT)
What’s My Next Step?
Just like any other relationship, we need to invest time and effort into getting to know who God is and what He wants for us.
Life is better connected. When we interact with other followers of Christ we find support and encouragement to continue in our faith.
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. Acts 2:42 (NLT)
When we give our time, talents, or financial gifts, we give God the chance to prove His faithfulness.
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! Malachi 3:10 (NLT)
One of the best ways to meet people, develop relationships, and grow as a follower of Christ is to serve the local church.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
Explore the different areas at Brazos Fellowship where you can sign up to serve:
When you experience something as good as God’s love, you want to share it with the people in your life! Talk about how God has changed your life, build relationships, and invite someone to come to church with you.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 (NLT)