What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

Maybe you've heard about God all your life,
Or...Maybe you've never set foot in a church before.

Maybe you're  a church member,
Or grew up in a Christian home,
But you've still wondered...
"...Am I really a Christian?"

Don't leave without being sure...

...Because none of that matters (Acts 4:12),
Unless you genuinely, personally, believe in Jesus (Rom. 10:9).

...That He was God in human form (Jn. 1:1,14)
...That He died to forgive all our wrongdoings (sin) 
(1 Jn. 2:2)
...And He rose from the dead to give us eternal life 
(2 Cor. 4:14)

So who is Jesus to you?

Here's what it means to be a Christian...


Believe that Jesus Christ, God in human form, died to pay for our sins and that He rose and is alive today.  

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)


Start a Daily Relationship With Jesus.

God saved us because He loves us, and wants relationship with us (Eph. 2:13, 2 Cor. 5:18-19).
We have relationship with God through:Remember, you're not trying to earn God's love. He already loved you completely on your worst day (Rom. 5:8)!  Our relationship to God is by what Jesus did for us on the cross!  (Eph. 2:8-9).

"Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."  
(John 17:3)  


Let God Transform You For His Purpose.

We are no longer calling the shots in our lives. (Luke 6:46).  Not only does God know what's best for us (Is. 48:17) but also...
As we have relationship with Him, He transforms who we are, inside and out,  into who we are meant to be (Philip. 2:13, John 1:12-13, Romans 8),
And reveals our purpose in life (Eph. 2:10)!

Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
(Colossians 3:10) 

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
(Ephesians 2:10)

You can take these first steps right now,

by praying a simple prayer 

of surrender and faith in God
(as long as you genuinely mean it!)


I believe:
You are God,
You died to forgive my sins,
and you rose from the dead.

Thank you for loving me
even when I went my own way.
I realize I need You in my life.

I'm sorry for my sins.
Forgive me!
I want to know you,
and follow You from now on.
Please come into my life and make me a new person inside and out.

Thank You for all of this,
Please help me to understand it more!


What Now?
Now You're Family.

3. Every Christian needs a church family.  

Ephesians 2:19 says: "You are a member of God's very own family and you belong in God's household with every other Christian."

In addition to your nuclear family,
God has given you a spiritual family,
to walk with you,
cry with you,
and  encourage you,
in every season of life.  

It's an incredible blessing that every Christian is intended to experience!

In fact, God has given us at least 30 instructions
that you can't fulfill unless you're part of a local church!  

If you don't have a church home, we invite you to become part of ours!  

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