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Who Is Jesus to You?

“’But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’”—Matthew 16:15-16

Are you new to following Jesus and want to grow in your relationship with Him? At Abundant Life, we have resources and steps you can take that will encourage and strengthen you on your journey.

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WHO IS JESUS TO YOU

Do You Know Jesus?

Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with you. Have you received Him as your personal Savior?

The Bible says that we have all sinned and fall under God’s judgment (Romans 3:23).

The Bible says that God loves us, and wants to save us. So He sent His Son, Jesus, to save us from the consequences of sin. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty we deserve (Romans 5:8).

God offers us the gift of eternal life. This gift becomes ours when we receive it (Romans 6:23).

Because Jesus was sinless, He is the only one who can be the perfect sacrifice and pay the price (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The Bible promises that when you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

WHO IS JESUS TO YOU

Pursue Discipleship and Practice Spiritual Disciplines

There are 2 things that you can do to start your journey and better understand who Jesus is to you…

Discipleship

Find another follower of Jesus and begin a one-on-one discipleship or mentorship relationship. Your mentor will encourage you, help you know how to apply God’s Word to your life, pray with you, and teach you what a life transformed by Jesus looks like. Your mentor is someone who you can do life with! Our faith in Jesus should be marked by a life change, and discipleship is how God planned for that change to happen. Do you have questions about discipleship? Click here.

Spiritual Disciplines

Discipline is a word our culture doesn’t like. However, discipline simply means training. As you discover more about who Jesus is to you, you will need spiritual training to grow strong in your relationship with God and be able to overcome the things life throws at you. By practicing spiritual disciplines, you are learning how to abide, pray, get to know the heart of God, live out your faith with others, and tell others about Jesus. Do you have questions about spiritual disciplines?
Click on the resources below to find out more!

WHO IS JESUS TO YOU

Resources to Help You Discover More About Who Jesus Is to You!

  • What Is Abiding?
  • How Do I Pray and Talk with God?
  • How Do I Read the Bible and Get to Know God’s Heart?
  • How Do I Live Out My Faith with Others?
  • How Do I Tell Others About Jesus?

What Is Abiding?

Abiding is to remain, live, and be in union with Jesus in your everyday life. It involves seeking Him and recognizing your dependence on Him. It means allowing the Word of God to fill your mind and direct your steps, which leads to a transformed life.

Watch this video to discover more about abiding…

Meditate on God’s Word about abiding…

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”—John 15:5

Take the next step in your walk…

Abiding is an attitude of praise for the things, people, and circumstances God brings into your life. It’s an attitude of meditating on His goodness, sovereignty, grace, and mercy.

Want to continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus?

  • Worship Him by praising, singing, dancing, and serving.
Find out more here. 
  • Crave the presence of God and have greater confidence in Him.
Find out more here.

How Do I Pray and Talk with God?

Watch this video about prayer…

Meditate on God’s Word about the power of prayer…

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6-7

Take the next step in your walk…

Praying according to God’s Word is powerful. Use the A.C.T.S. model from the video above to guide you as you pray (A-adoration, C-confession, T—thanksgiving, S—supplication). God’s Word says that, because of Jesus, you have access to the God of the universe (Hebrews 4:16). You can personally talk to Him as a Friend and Father personally. God hears your prayers and wants to speak into your situation.

What to continue to grow your prayer life?

  • Pray for a deeper relationship with God. Find out more here.
  • Learn how to pray life-changing prayers. Find out more here.

How Do I Read the Bible and Get to Know God’s Heart?

Watch this video about getting into God’s Word…

Meditate on what God says His heart and ways are towards you…

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.”—Jeremiah 15:6

Take the next step in your walk…

The Bible is God’s Word. Use the S.O.A.P method described in the video above and start reading the book of John if you are new to reading scripture (S—scripture, O—observation, A—application, P—prayer). It is a privilege to read and discover more about God’s heart and ways towards you through His written Word. When you begin reading your Bible, God will reveal more and more of who He is and how to walk out your salvation in Jesus.

Want tips for reading your Bible and knowing more about God’s love?
  • Get 5 tips to help you study God’s Word. Find them here.
  • Be encouraged as you think about God’s love. Find out more about His love here.
  • How Do I Live Out My Faith
with Others?

    Watch this video about the importance of being part of
a biblical community…

    Meditate on God’s Word on the importance of community…

    “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”—Galatians 6:2

    Take the next step in your walk…

    We were designed to be in a community with others. God—being 3 in 1—is surrounded by community. This is how God designed us. People need people. So then, step out and surround yourself with people of faith rather than retreating to old ways. Find community at Abundant Life and ask: How am I growing? How am I struggling? How am I sharing Christ with others?

    Want to know more about the importance of biblical community?

    • Having a biblical community can significantly grow you in your walk with Jesus. Discover why community matters here and what it looks like here.
    • There are a number of benefits that come with gathering together. Find out
7 benefits here.
    • Want to join a group to help you heal and grow? Discover more about Re:gen here.

    How Do I Tell Others About Jesus?

    Watch this video about sharing your faith here…

    Meditate on God’s Word

    “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” –Romans 5:8

    Take the next step in your walk…

    Evangelism is telling others, those who are far from God, about the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is about living on mission. We encourage you to commit the following verses to memory that will help you share the gospel simply and biblically: Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10.

    Want more resources for sharing your faith with others?

    • Use the “Roman Road” to share your faith. Find out more here.
    • What does “living on mission” mean? Find out more here.

    WHO IS JESUS TO YOU

    Additional Resources for You!

    Know more about Jesus being the King
of your life here.

    Discover the 7 “I Am” statements Jesus made and what they mean here.

    Get more insights about what it means to follow Jesus here.

    Have more questions? We would love to help you find the answers! Click here to connect with us, get questions answered, and move forward in your faith journey, no matter where you are.