Simply put it means you have put your faith and trust in Jesus, believe in His teachings, and recognize Him as the leader of your life.
A follower of Jesus has decided to become a disciple of him. A disciple is a learner and follower.Here at RC we define a disciple of Jesus as:
Someone who is committed to following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, led by the Spirit of Jesus, and living on the mission of Jesus.
If you desire to begin a relationship with Jesus and begin following Him, we encourage you to take time to read the Bible scriptures that are referenced in the above section.
That’s a great question and one that requires us to understand the big picture of life. The message that explains the big picture of life is called the Gospel. The gospel means “good news.” So this message is the good news that God has for everyone in the entire world.
The essence of the gospel is found in these 2 verses. “Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God…For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:3,16
From these 2 verses we see the 5 main components of the Gospel:
Those 5 words essentially summarize the entire message of the God’s good news. This is the message that God has given us through His Word, the Bible. There is so much depth and power to this message that it is hard to summarize, but here is a brief description as best as we can do:
So, to answer the question “Why should I begin a relationship with Jesus?” – you can experience life with Him in His Kingdom. What an amazing thing that you and I can be in relationship with the One who created the heavens and the earthThose who choose not to follow Jesus, choose to spend eternity apart from Him in a place called hell. We wish we could do away with this reality, but Jesus spoke much about the reality of hell. That is why He freely gave His life on a cross for you, so that you wouldn’t have to go there.
We encourage you to consider following Jesus and allowing Him to be the leader of your life. Pray the prayer of repentance, commit to following Him, and we know that you will not regret this decision as you begin living the life you were born to live!
Please let us know if you are deciding to follow Jesus. We’d love to help you move forward in the greatest decision you have ever made, and we’d love to help in any other way that we can. Feel free to reach out to us via our contact page.