Everyone Has a Next Step
You may have heard or used these familiar sayings:
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet.
- Even the longest journey must begin where you stand.
- A journey of a thousand miles begins at the spot under one's feet.
The point is that for any journey, whether short, long, easy, or hard, there must be: (1) a starting point from a present place and position; (2) a planned destination; (3) reaching the end of the journey doesn't happen with taking the first step.
In following Jesus, everybody has a next step. The first step is hearing the gospel of how Jesus died on the cross for your sin, and realizing you need a savior – that your sin has separated you from God and your best efforts can never make your life right with God. The next step is to respond to the gospel and ask Jesus to save you based on His dying on the cross, that He did not remain dead, but was raised to life. With repentance toward God and confessesion of your faith, Jesus saves you from sin, makes you right with God, and empowers you to live a life that pleases Him. If you would like to learn more about how much Jesus loves you and wants to save you from sin, visit any of our services and someone will pray with you and lead you to Christ. You can also use the reponse form in the sidebar section.
For those who've taken that first step, it means learning to live in relationship with Christ and practicing His truth step by step. We call it our faith journey. Start by attending any of our services: Sunday morning celebrations filled with solid Bible teaching, praise and prayer; Sunday evening fellowship and discipleship class; or Wednesday in the Word Growth Groups. Also take advantage of the various ministries for children and youth at all these services. Also inquire about enrolling your children in our Preschool and Day Care Ministry.
We desire everyone to know Christ as their personal Savior. We desire everyone to follow Christ as Lord of their lives, be filled with the Holy Spirit, live lives pleasing to the Lord and grow in Christian discipleship. We desire everyone to take the next step on their faith journey.
We invite you to start at Spiro First Assembly.