What Does It Mean To Follow Christ?
We are all born with a sinful nature.
Because of our sin, we are unable to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.
Romans 3:23 • for all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God, (ESV)
We can’t earn God’s forgiveness – it must be given. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice so that we could be forgiven.
Romans 5:8 • but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)
Romans 6:23 • For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)
We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and heart to Jesus.
Romans 10:9 • because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (ESV)
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.
Romans 6:4 • We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (ESV)