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Jesus has given us a clear understanding of what it means to be his disciples. We pray these resources will help you develop your understanding of who Jesus is and his purpose for your life!

Say Yes to Jesus

To begin a journey with Jesus you need to say yes to Jesus.
The gospel, or "good news," is the message that God loves us and has provided a way for us to have a relationship with him through his son Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says, "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." This verse tells us that God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so that we could have eternal life with him. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." This verse tells us that because of our sins, we deserve death, but God has given us the gift of eternal life through Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." This verse tells us that salvation is a gift from God, not something we can earn through our own efforts or good works. To receive this gift of salvation, we must put our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9-10 says, "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Through faith in Jesus and confessing him as Lord, we can have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

Baptism

Baptism is an important step in one's faith journey as a believer in Jesus Christ. It is a public declaration of one's decision to follow Jesus and a symbol of the cleansing of sins through His death and resurrection. In baptism, we identify with Jesus in his death and resurrection, and become a part of his body, the Church.
Scripture tells us that Jesus himself was baptized as an example for us to follow. In Matthew 3:13-17, we read of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist, "Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, 'I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?' Jesus replied, 'Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.' Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.'"
In Acts 2:38, we read of Peter's instruction to the people on the day of Pentecost, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Baptism is not only a symbol of our faith and commitment to Jesus, but it also demonstrates the cleansing of sins and the receiving of the Holy Spirit. In Romans 6:4, we read, "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
It is a sacrament that marks the beginning of a new life in Christ, a new creation, and a member of the body of Christ. It is a public declaration of one's faith and a powerful symbol of the transformative power of Jesus Christ in one's life.

Small Groups

Small groups are an essential part of developing one's faith, providing an environment for growth, support, accountability and service. They allow believers to come together and understand the Bible better, apply its teachings in their everyday life, and support each other in their faith journey. They also provide an opportunity for service to one another and to the community.Scripture such as Acts 2:46-47, Hebrews 10:24-25, and James 2:14-17 emphasizes the importance of small groups in building strong, supportive communities of believers.

Spend Time With Jesus This Week

1 Week in the Gospel of John by Christopher Carpio
One Week in the Gospel of John. In this devotional you'll read through the life of Jesus Christ. A perfect devotional for a new or old believer as you reflect or learn about the life of your savior. Reflection and Prayer prompts included for each day.
A Journey Through the book of Romans. In this devotional you'll read through the whole book of romans by the end of the week. Deepening your understanding of sin, grace, and salvation through reflective questions and prayer prompts.
Biblical Community 7 day Study by Christopher Carpio
In this Study you'll be learning what God has to say about the importance of growing with fellow believers by your side.
In this study you'll be going through the book of 1 Peter with a focus on how Faith, suffering, and living out your purpose all collide in our relationship with Jesus.
Prayer 101 by Christopher Carpio
Prayer 101 provides you with a 7 day devotional that will help to deepen your understanding of Jesus' teachings on prayer. This devotional focus on providing time each day to practice the lessons Jesus gives us about prayer.
Whether you're married or dating, making sure our relationship is centered around Jesus is crucial. In this devotional you'll cover topics, play games, and ask tough questions that is sure to bring about opportunities for growth in your relationship with one another!