You have decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. We are so excited to welcome you into the family of Christ. We also recognize you might have some questions. That’s great! Asking questions is an important part of growing in your faith. Here, we’ll address some frequently asked questions and offer some great resources to help you start your journey of following Jesus.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
As we look at the world around us, it is pretty clear that things are not as they should be. In the beginning, God created humans for a unique relationship with Him, but humans rejected this relationship by choosing their own way. This rejection is what we call sin. Sin is a problem for each of us personally and is also affects the world around us. God has continually sought to restore our relationship with Him, and ultimately did so by coming to Earth and becoming one of us.
Who is Jesus?
Who is Jesus?
1 Peter 2:22-25
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Jesus is God Himself, who came to Earth to fully reveal who God truly is and restore the relationship between God and humans. Throughout His time on Earth, Jesus demonstrated the perfect way to live: full of humility, love, and commitment to God and His ways. Jesus’ earthly life seemingly ended when He was killed by both religious leaders and the Roman state. However, Jesus overcame earthly powers and death itself by coming to life again and setting into motion the movement now called the Church. Jesus invites each of us to follow His ways, experience new life, and share in His victory over sin and death.
Acts 2: 42-47
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
The new life that Jesus offers is not only eternal life in the future. It is here and now! Jesus invites us to experience the best life possible. The life we were created for. How do we discover and live out this new life?
- Scripture: To find our place in the story of God we must first become familiar with the story we’ve become part of. In the Bible we find stories, letters, poems, and prophesies that reveal the incredible story of God and His relationship with humanity.
- Prayer: Every healthy relationship needs good communication. This includes our relationship with God. It is in prayer that we share our thoughts, concerns, and praises with God and give God space to speak to us as well.
Community: The Christian life is meant to be lived with others. It is by living life together that we learn, grow, and live out Jesus’ call to love and serve one another
We would love to help you as you begin your journey of following Jesus. Here, you will find some great resources as you get started.
Introduction to the Christian Faith
Not sure how to start reading the Bible? This is a great reading plan from the YouVersion Bible App that does deeper into what it means to be a Christian.
There are so many ways to connect to community at ALC, and the best place to start is with a connection card. If you’d like to know more about baptism, serving, or joining a group, We would love to talk with you. If you have a question, we would love to see how we can help. If you would like prayer, we would love to pray for you.
Let’s start a conversation about Jesus.