We believe that God created the world and everything in it, including you, and He wants to begin a personal, one-on-one relationship with you today.
IT STARTS WITH JESUS
Everyone has an opinion about Jesus. Maybe you think He’s a great teacher or a prophet, or maybe you think He didn’t exist at all. Whatever you believe, we can probably agree that at least the idea of Jesus changes things.
We believe He wants to change you, too.
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well."
Jesus claimed He knew God. No big deal, right? Plenty of people make the same claim. But Jesus also said He was God, and this upset the religious leaders of His day so much that they killed Him. "But that was 2,000 years ago," you might be pointing out, "why does it matter to me now?". How does who Jesus is and what He’s done affect your life now in your 9 to 5, trying to take care of your kids, paying bills, or just keeping your head above water? These are great questions.
God, the Creator of the universe, has a purpose for you and your life. He loves you and wants to help you because He is a good God. Because of that, you can trust that His plans are better than your plans. You don’t have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him. You just have to take a few simple steps.
"If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,‘ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
You don’t have to be perfect. Through His death on the cross, and then by coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your 'wrong' and gave you all of His 'right'. If you believe that and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as repenting of your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is.
Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. You haven’t finished the race—you’ve just gotten started. The best is yet to come!
If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you still have questions, we’d love to talk with you about it. Stop by a DC3 service this weekend, call us at 941.235.7325, text FORGIVEN to 941.208.0078, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help you take your next steps and learn how to follow Jesus.