What To Do - Essentials
Begin a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
• Admit that you are a sinner.
There is no one righteous, not even one; Romans 3:10
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23
• Understand that you deserve death for your sin.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23
• Understand that God made a way for us to be forgiven for our sin and have eternal life
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
• Believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. - Romans 10:9-10
• Ask Him to save you and commit your life to Him
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - Romans 10:13
Baptism by immersion shows the world that you are now identified with Jesus Christ. Baptism does not save you, it is an act of obedience. When you go down into the water it symbolizes being crucified with Christ and when you come up out of the water, it symbolizes being raised with Him to new life.
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
At Georgetown Bible Church we offer communion on the first Sunday of each month. We alternate mornings and evenings. The only requirement for participating in communion here, is that you have accepted Christ as your Savior.
Begin the iMove series of classes by taking the iConnect Class. This class, which is offered every two months, will tell you more about Georgetown Bible Church – what we believe and what to do next. Membership is not required at the conclusion of the class, but the class is a requirement for membership.
Find a small group and start forming relationships that will help you and build you up in your Christian walk. They are a great place to grow and learn, as well.
The apostle Paul goes to great lengths illustrating the importance of the Body of Christ – the Church, and how much we all fit together and how we are dependent upon each other.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. - 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
If this body is to operate at peak performance, then each individual part has to work as God planned it.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. - Ephesians 2:10
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. - Mark 16:15
If you found out that the bank was giving out large sums of money to anyone who knew that it was available and asked for it, wouldn’t you run right out and tell your family and friends so they could get what you got?
Eternal life is much more valuable than any sum of money.
Tell everyone you know!
Start with your closest family and friends. Tell them what you’ve found and invite them to join you in coming to church.