Begin Your Journey Here | The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Good News! But first, there is some bad news. The Bible tells the whole story of humanity in four parts:
The first book in the Bible is Genesis, and it says that God created the world and it was good (Gen 1:31). There He created a man and a woman and placed them in a garden called Eden. They were to be fruitful and multiply and to partner with God in caring for this world, and the presence of the glory of God was there with them … until sin came into the world.
The tragedy of the Bible is called the Fall, that moment when mankind rebelled against God and His right to govern and rule over their lives. Since this moment, all of creation has fallen into sin. Sin is disobeying God and his commandments, rebelling against God, and falling short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And mankind is desperate and groaning for things to go back to the way they were supposed to be and awaits its promised liberation from bondage (Romans 8:19), until the promised redeemer would come…
In the fullness of time, God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to live the life we should have lived which was a perfect sinless life and to die the death we deserved. He died as a substitute on the cross for our sins, was buried, and then rose victoriously over the grave. He then gave his followers a commission to proclaim this Gospel (good news). The message of the Gospel is the message of God’s grace, mercy and the forgiveness of sins for all who believe.
But this is not the end of the story… The testimony of the Bible is that God has every intention of renewing and restoring this world to a glory surpassing what it had at first. (Eph 3:20-21; Haggai 2:9) Jesus taught his disciples about the coming “renewal of all things.” (Matt 19:28). Our final destination is a renewed and restored world with resurrected bodies living with God who dwells among His people (Rev 21-22). This is why the good news is so good. We find that to be very exciting!
So what do you do now?
Our response to the Gospel is to place our faith in Christ. Are you ready to trust Him? If you have recently made a decision to begin a relationship with Jesus, how wonderful! This means two things: First, Jesus has become your savior. Second, you have become a child of God. We call this Salvation. Becoming a follower of Jesus is the most important decision you can make in your life. Know how excited we are for you!
We want to help you in any way that we can. We hope Millington Baptist Church will be a place where you can connect with God, His word, and with Christian friends. Here are some important next steps you can take:
Here is a book for you that will help you begin your relationship with Christ on a solid foundation. Take time to read one chapter each day.
Baptism is a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ. If you’ve made the decision to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, baptism is your next step of obedience! Learn more about baptism, check out our FAQs, and even sign up to be baptized by visiting our Baptism webpage.
Our God answers prayer. Spend time with God every day talking with Him and listening to what He has to say to you through His Word and through His Spirit. If you would like other members of our Church Body to pray with you or rejoice with you over answered prayer, you may submit a request at MBC prayer.
We are so excited about your decision to begin a personal relationship with Jesus and want to help you follow through with this in any way that we can. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to talk about your decision!