At Brazos, we believe that the message of the Bible is that God loves us more than we can fathom, and because of His love for us, He provided the offer of eternal life and forgiveness of sin to everyone. Although surveys from all sources say that 90% of Americans believe in God, the sad reality is that most do not seek God’s Son Jesus as Savior.
Jesus said in John 14.6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." From His own mouth, Jesus says that He is not the best way to God...He is the only way! So what does it mean to believe in Jesus?
- It means that we own up to our sin (sin is breaking God's law). We don't excuse it or justify. We admit it.
- It means to trust in Jesus' promise that He came to forgive our sin, if we will believe. Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sin – taking our punishment and taking our place. But the story doesn’t end there: Jesus rose from the dead, and in His rising, He gives us eternal life.
- It means turning from our ways and turning to God's ways. We believe Jesus’ promise for a new life to the point that we adjust to Him. We become followers of Jesus.
- If you want to make the decision to follow Christ, Brazos Meadows would love to walk alongside you. Please call us at (254) 666-7314 or email us at email@example.com
Info for New Believers
If you're a new follower of Jesus, there are several things that are critical to your newfound faith.
- Spend a few minutes each day reading the Bible and praying. It will likely be awkward at first, maybe even a bit strange. You'll find, however, that since your newfound faith is a relationship with Jesus, as with any relationship, the more time you spend with Him, the more you'll grow to love and appreciate Him. Start out with 10 minutes a day. We think you'll find that you want more time as the weeks go by. You might want to read a devotional each day. A great link is at Crosswalk devotionals.
- Meet regularly with other believers. Christianity is not for Lone Rangers. It is designed only to work in community. So worship regularly with other believers. And meet with other believers for Bible study and fellowship, all in a safe place.
- Find ways God can use you. He wants you to tell your story - what He has done for you. And God wants you to serve and bless others. God has blessed you, and given you the privilege to be a blessing to others.