How do I follow Jesus?

Following Jesus begins with 5 simple steps.

Understand God's Love.

Did you know that God loves people (including you)? In fact, the Bible says that, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Recognize Your Sin.

Despite God’s love for people, each of us have done things that grieve His heart (and harm us). These things are called sin—and sin separates us from God. The Bible puts it this way, “your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you” (Isaiah 59:2).

Trust Jesus’s Death & Resurrection.

To restore the relationship between us and God, Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and then rose to life from the dead. He now offers forgiveness and resurrection life as a gift. As the Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Receive His Free Gift.

You're invited to make a choice—to personally receive the free gift of forgiveness and life that Jesus offers. The Bible says, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” (John 1:12–13).

Talk to Him.

How do we receive? It starts with a conversation between you and God (prayer). The Bible says, “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” (Romans 10:9). We invite you to talk to God now using the suggested prayer below.

Online Media

We have a collection of episodes from our podcast that help explain what it means to follow Jesus.