What does it mean to follow Jesus?
We may have started out far from God (Romans 3:23) but because of His goodness and grace he forgave us (Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23) even when we didn't deserve it. So our response is accepting the free gift from God by committing our lives and hearts to Jesus (Romans 10:9).
When you say "Yes!" to following Jesus it means:
1. All of your past, present, and future sins have been wiped away. God has completely forgiven you and now sees you as pure and innocent. You are a brand new person! Amazing!!
2. Jesus loves you so much and He wants you to know Him personally. The more we know Jesus, the more our lives are transformed to look like His life. We get to know Jesus better through Bible reading, worship, prayer, and community with others who love Jesus.
3. You have surrendered your life to Jesus and He is now the Lord of your life. Because He is so good, everything that He commands us to do is always for our benefit. We now obey Jesus because we love Him and we trust Him to care of us
even when it’s hard or it doesn’t make sense in the moment.
Now, your next move is telling the world you decided to follow Christ. Baptism shows others that you are declaring three important things: you are a follower of Jesus, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family.