WHAT IT MEANS
Because this is the most important decision you'll ever make, let's review the basics of what it means to surrender to Christ. Around Christ Community Church, we call this God's Good News.
Now That I Surrendered To Christ, What's Next?
You have just made a decision that will change your entire life forever. The Bible describes it as passing from darkness into light. You have been adopted into the family of God. God is not a distant creator but a divine Heavenly Father.
As your Father, he has a plan for your life. He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'"
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GO TO CHURCH
The Bible calls it "fellowship," and it's more than just hanging out with other Christians. In Acts 2:42 we read, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Devoted refers to concentrating on a particular pursuit with zeal and loyalty, always with spiritual significance. Connecting with others in this way is only possible when we have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is about a relationship, not just social activities.
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EXPLORE YOUR NEW FAITH
Rooted is a 10-week discipleship experience that allows you to experience life as you connect with God, the church, and your purpose. In Rooted you will build a strong foundation for your faith as you work through devotional material with a small group.
READ THE BIBLE
The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:2,"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation..."
We made a special booklet designed to help you get into the Bible for the first time. If you have never picked up a Bible or have only dabbled in it here and there, Becoming Bible Savvy will give you a taste of the life-changing practice of daily Bible reading.
This guide works through the book of Mark, which is one of the biographies of Jesus in the New Testament.
Prayer is the biblical word for "talking" to God. Prayer is communication between you (a child of God) and your heavenly Father (God). God created you the way you are, and he wants to spend time communicating with you. Go ahead, thank him for the beautiful day.
Ask him for guidance in the difficult circumstance you are in. Most important of all, ask him to give you strength and wisdom to live a life that is pleasing to him.
Baptism is a celebration. It is an opportunity to follow Jesus’ example and teaching by publicly proclaiming our identification with him (Matthew 3:13-17, 28 :19). Baptism is not about what we’ve achieved but what Christ has achieved for us. Baptism also pictures the fact that we are dead in our sins until we put our faith in Christ, who paid our sin’s debt and conquered sin’s power through his resurrected life.