"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!"
2 Corinthians 5:17
We believe that God wants to have a personal relationship with you. What better day than today?
It's all about Jesus.
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well."
What Does the Bible Teach?
Jesus said He knew God. That's also true of a lot of other teachers throughout history. The difference is that Jesus claimed He was God. This upset the status quo and angered the religious leaders of that time. But that took place over 2,000 years ago. Why does it matter now? Who cares who Jesus is and what He's done?
Well... God, the Creator of the universe, has a very clear purpose for you and your life. He loves you deeply and wants to work in and through you. Because He is God, His plans are greater than your plans. You don't need to measure up to some ridiculous religious standard to know Him personally. It only takes a few simple steps to get started.
"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."
You don't need to be perfect...none of us are. Through His death on the cross, and then RISING from the dead, Jesus conquered death for all those who would accept this free gift. He went through that to take all of your wrongs, shame, guilt, and condemnation...and He claimed total victory over it. If you believe that, and commit yourself to following Him, your life will be forever changed. You simply have to repent of your sin by declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believe He is who He says He is.
Believing in Jesus and committing your life to Him is only the first step in what will become the greatest adventure of your life! You haven't finished the fight - you've only just begun! The best is yet to come, and we'd love to be a part of your life!
If you made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you have questions, we'd love to be there for you. Stop by the Rise Church campus this Sunday, call us at (559) 734-8684, or email. We'd love to help you discover your next steps in your faith journey.