Who Is This Jesus?
We are committed to lifting up the name of Jesus passionately in everything we do so that people will know Him and have a life-changing relationship with Him. If you want to start a relationship with Jesus or have questions about what that means, this is a great place to start.
The Bible may not answer every question about God and will often lead us to ask more, but one of the areas in which the Bible is quite definite, is the answer to the question: Who is Jesus? C.S Lewis, a well-known Christian author wrote of Jesus, “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
Jesus commends the Apostle Peter’s confession of Him as “the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16), because Jesus knew that who He is – and could be to us – has the power to change our lives. Jesus is so unique because two worlds collide in Him: Heaven and Earth, the divine and the human.
Yes, His Name is the name above all names, and his star-breathing, storm-calming, miracle-working power is second to none. Yet, He is also the human Jesus, the personal friend who knows what we are going through and cares about us. That’s why the Bible also calls Him “Immanuel,” God with us.
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.
So You Want to Follow Jesus...
If you just want to know God better, or if you sense that something isn’t right between you and Him and you wish you could fix it, you don’t need to wait any longer. God loves you and is waiting for you with open arms. All you have to do is respond, and it’s not hard to do!
Admit you have sinned and need forgiveness.
Believe the good news of God’s love for you. You don’t have to “clean yourself up” before coming to God; He accepts you just as you are.
Confess your sins and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Demonstrate your decision by taking practical steps to grow in faith: baptism in water and becoming part of the Church.
Congratulations on your decision to follow Jesus and trust in Him – the most important decision you will ever make! We are very excited that you said “Yes!” to Jesus. Whether you are trusting Jesus for the first time, or you are returning back to Him, this decision will have a great impact on your life.
We have some resources and next steps below to help you as you begin your journey with Jesus.
What happened when you placed your faith in Jesus Christ? The Bible calls it “being saved.” You are no longer separated from God and have begun a new relationship with Him. When you trusted in Jesus as your Lord, the Bible says that all your sins – past, present, and future – have been forgiven. Jesus’ death and resurrection bridges this gap that sin causes between you and God, making a relationship with Him possible.
Start growing in your faith with only 5-20 minutes a day. A good rule of thumb is the “First 15”:
- 5 minutes of worship
- 5 minutes of prayer
- 5 minutes of reading God’s word – the Bible
We believe that our lives can be transformed in remarkable ways by engaging with Christ each day. When we talk about becoming “daily disciples,” we are referring to our individual commitments to allowing God to change us, inside and out.
4 things to help you grow in this relationship and make it REAL
Read your Bible every day. (Start with the book of John.)
Encounter God through prayer.
Attend a local Bible-based church. We hope you'll make Vive City Chapel your new church home!
Let others know what God is doing in your life.
Following Jesus isn't meant to be done alone. We'd love to stay connected with you as you grow in your faith.
Now it's time to go public for Jesus. Make your faith in Jesus known as a commitment to following Him.
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If God has impacted your life in a powerful way, we would love to hear about it! Stories like yours are fuel to our fire and become an encouragement to our church.