Next Steps

Follow Jesus

We believe that God created the world and everything in it, including you. Scripture indicates that he desires an ongoing personal relationship with you that begins by trusting in his Son, Jesus Christ, and develops as you follow Jesus.

Many people believe that Jesus lived, that he was a good teacher and a very spiritual man, but they deny that he is God. That is not the Jesus of the Bible. We believe the Bible is the sole authority and is God’s story of salvation through Jesus Christ. There are so many facts and evidences that validate the truth of the Scriptures. So who does the Bible say Jesus is?

The Bible teaches us several important truths about Jesus that are imperative to our understanding of salvation and the forgiveness of our sins…

Salvation is received through turning away from our sin (repentance) and turning toward God by asking for and receiving his forgiveness through his only son, Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus—believing who he says he is and trusting him for the forgiveness of sins—is the sole basis for one’s salvation (1 John 1:9Romans 10:9Ephesians 2:8-9).

Just think, the God of the Universe longs for a personal relationship with you that’s available through Jesus’ work on the cross!

How can you enter into this amazing new relationship with God?

By placing your trust in Jesus alone to pay the price for your sin and open the doorway for you to receive the free gift of eternal life, a life in Christ that starts now and lasts forever.

You can start a new relationship with God NOW!

The Bible tells us that our heart and soul are transformed when we put our trust in Jesus. This decision to embrace Jesus launches you into a new relationship with God. So, while saying a prayer isn’t what opens the door to this life-transforming relationship with God, a prayer is one way for you to express your new life in Jesus.

You might say something like this to God: “Dear God, I know that my sins have broken my relationship with you and that nothing I could do could ever change that. But right now, I believe that Jesus died in my place and rose again from the dead. I repent, turn away from my sins, and trust in Him to forgive me for my sins. Through faith in Him, I am entering an eternal relationship with you. Thank you for this free gift! Amen.”

NEXT STEP >> Baptism

We are so excited you are making the decision to take the next step in your faith through baptism. Baptism is an important moment in your new journey with God and we are thrilled we get to experience it with you!
It illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection.

Christ died for our sins . . . he was buried . . . and he rose again. – 1 Corinthians 15:3­4

For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism, you were also raised with Christ. – Colossians 2:12

It symbolizes my new life as a Christian.

When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead . . .so also we may live a new life! – Romans 6:4

Baptism doesn’t make you a believer; it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you; only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring: it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith . . . it is the gift of God ­ not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-­9

It demonstrates my faith.

Many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized. – Acts 18:8

Because Jesus was baptized that way.

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. – Matthew 3:16

Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.

. . . then both Philip and the man went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water . . .  – Acts 8:38­-39

The Greek work for baptize (baptizo) means “to submerge or dip under water.”

It best symbolizes a burial and resurrection!
Every person who has believed in Christ should be baptized.

Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized . . . – Acts 2:41

Simon himself believed and was baptized . . . – Acts 8:13

But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News . . . and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. – Acts 8:12

At Kairos Church, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism, and old enough to remember their baptism before we baptize them.

Some churches practice infant baptism. This ceremony is similar in nature to our practice of child dedication, and is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child—the parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Jesus Christ. The custom of infant baptism began about 300 years after the Bible was completed.

Infant baptism is not a practice found in Scripture, nor do we find evidence of its practice by the early church. The biblical purpose for baptism is to publicly profess your personal commitment to Jesus Christ. At Kairos, it is a requirement that every Partner must have been baptized the way Jesus demonstrated—by immersion—even though many of us were “baptized” and/or “dedicated” as children.

As soon as you have believed in Christ as your Savior, you should be baptized. There is no reason to delay!

Those who believed . . . were baptized . . . that day! – Acts 2:41

Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the man said, “Look, here is water! Why shouldn’t I be baptized right now?” Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The man answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So they went down into the water and Philip baptized him. – Acts 8:35-­38

Jesus taught that there is great rejoicing in heaven over each person who repents of his or her sin and acknowledges Him as Savior.

I tell you that . . . there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-­nine righteous persons who do not need to repent . . . I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:7, 10

Because there is rejoicing in heaven over a person’s decision to follow Jesus Christ, we choose to celebrate with them here on earth and affirm their commitment to the Lord.

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