Our BASICS class is the perfect launching point to get you started on your journey with Christ. Contact our office for details.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “If you declare 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 profess your faith and are saved.'” (Romans 10:9-10)
Accepting Jesus isn’t a matter of some long, wordy, eloquent prayer. It’s as simple as believing and saying, “Jesus, I believe you are Lord!” That’s it!
We are so excited for those who have made a decision to follow Jesus Christ and make Him the Lord and Savior of your life! As new believers, many people at Antioch are in this same category, and the question we hear most often from you is, “What do we do next?” Being a Christian begins with a decision, but ultimately ends with a desire to be a “disciple” of Christ. If you are a new believer, below are a few things that can help you to turn this one time decision in a life-time success!
There are a few important things to note when beginning to live a life with Jesus.
First, you are not meant to do it alone. It is our hope that you find a place of connection at a local church. We would love for that to be Antioch and are hear to assist you on your new journey.
Second, get familiar with the Bible. It can be pretty intimidating at first but the Bible is full of power truth and wisdom that will help you grow.
Third, begin to pray. Praying is simply talking to God as if He were standing right nest to you. When you pray begin by thanking God for saving you and forgiving all of your sins. Then talk to Him about your life, needs, needs of others and whatever else is on your mind.
As mentioned before the Bible can seem a little intimidating at first. It’s full of some many historical events and most are not printed in chronological order. None the less the Bible is full of life changing truths!
Begin in the book of John, found in the New Testament. This particular book is written by a man named John who personally spent many years with Jesus. The events recorded by John are all focused around the day to day life of Jesus and will help you gain an understanding of how He lived and interacted with people.
Baptism is a public profession of faith. It’s a way to show that you’ve accepted Christ. In the same way a wedding ring is used as a symbol of a deep and lasting commitment to a spouse, baptism is a symbol of a deep and lasting relationship with God.
Why be water baptized?
Throughout the year we offer a class designed for new believers called BASICS. The purpose of the class is to help bring understanding and direction as you learn about the bible and your new life with Christ. It is free and all are welcome to attend. Contact us for more details.
We have compiled a set of values we try to live by. It is our desire to live lives shaped and honed by this set core values.
It is imperative that our beliefs are firmly rooted in the Word of God. We strive to be true to scripture and obedient to the Word!