Being a Follower of Jesus
God’s plan for the ages involves calling people into a personal relationship with Christ. Becoming a child of God through faith in the blood of Jesus is just part of God’s plan for our lives. The call to salvation is a call to become a follower of Christ. In the Gospels, Jesus invites us to consider His call on our lives and what it involves. To be a follower of Christ means we have considered the cost of identifying with Jesus and surrendering our life to Him. Jesus further said, “If anyone would be my disciple and come after me, let him deny himself daily and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)
I believe that every truly born again believer has the desire to follow Christ and obey Him. It is always a struggle to remain in fellowship with our Lord, but it is much easier when we are encouraged by other believers who struggle along with us. That is why LifeGroups are so vital and so important. They provide us an atmosphere of encouragement and acceptance and a way to grow in our faith and knowledge of the Lord. Sunday evening, October 1st we will launch our LifeGroups with a gathering at church where you can sign up to be involved in a LifeGroup.
Our LifeGroups will meet the month of October and November and then take a break during December. We will pick up with our LifeGroups from January to April and then take the summer off. Everyone is strongly encouraged to be in a LifeGroup The sacrifice you make will be rewarded with a wonderful time of growth and fellowship. To be a church that fulfills God’s great commission, we must become disciples that make disciples, and LifeGroups are a big part of becoming better disciples. Pray about joining a LifeGroup--you will be glad you did.