Our faith journey begins the moment we open our hearts and receive Jesus Christ as our savior. This happens when we embrace these simple, but profound truths:
The Bible clearly teaches that once we have made this personal decision to follow Jesus, we are to affirm our commitment through baptism. The word baptism means literally “to be immersed into”. When we are baptized, we are saying publically that we are identifying ourselves as a follower of Jesus. The act of going down into the water symbolizes his death and burial. As we come up out of the water we are declaring to all those present that the same resurrection power that brought Jesus Christ back from the dead is at work in us today.
Your life in Christ is a journey. Like any journey, there are peaks and valleys, successes and failures. But, as we move forward, we become more and more like Jesus, both in terms of our thinking and our actions. As a follower of Jesus, our lives will be marked by the following qualities and characteristics:
An outward expression of inward change.