Next Steps: Follow Jesus
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Connecting with God starts with trust.
Like any other relationship, if we want to connect with God, we must choose to trust that He was who He said He was. Jesus said he was the way to connect with God. He has the power to forgive our sins and transform us from the inside out because of His death on the cross and resurrection. (John 14:6; 11:25, Romans 12:9)
Transformation doesn't depend on you.
Jesus said that the old way of trying to earn our way to God was finished. We can’t do anything to make God love us more, and we can’t undo or do anything to hinder God’s love for us because His love never ends. (John 19:30, Ephesians 2:4-7)
Your new life is a series of Next Steps.
Following Jesus is about taking your next step. New life happens immediately when we place our trust in Jesus, but transformation is a lifelong journey. Jesus has given you a new life, a true life, and our new identities are revealed over time. God isn’t surprised when you mess up. He knows you will, and that’s why He’s saved you! God has given us the Holy Spirit to walk with us and guide us as we take our next steps. (John 14:15-17, Philippians 1:6)