“Whoever has the Son, has life.”
If you are considering making a decision to follow Christ, please know that asking Christ to be your Savior and Lord means you are entering into a relationship with God, whose very essence is love. While it does not mean that you will not have difficulties and struggles in life, it does mean that you will never walk through those difficulties alone. God promises in His Word, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5.
The most important decision you’ll ever make.
The decision to follow Jesus is the most important decision you could ever make. At Belair Church, we want to walk alongside you and offer resources for wherever you may currently be in your spiritual journey. The story of God’s choice to redeem each of us is what we call the “Gospel.”
Here it is, in a nutshell:
We are all born with a sin nature. Because of our sin, we are unable
to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.
For all have sinned; and come short of the glory of God.
We can’t earn God’s forgiveness – it must be given. Jesus gave His
life as a sacrifice so that we could be forgiven.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and heart to Jesus.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
A Symbol of Your Faith
Baptism shows others that you have been made new. It represents your old
sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life.
Celebrate Your Faith
If you’ve made the decision to follow Christ, baptism is one of the most meaningful
next steps you can take. Baptism is a public celebration of your decision to follow Christ.