Who Is Jesus?
Maybe you've asked this question before and you're still not sure of the answer. There are many words the Bible uses to describe Jesus: the Messiah, King of Kings, Helper, Advocate, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, and that's just a few. Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Jesus is His unconditional love. It is the cornerstone of who He is and the motivation for what He did to save each of us from a life separated from God. Watch the video below to learn more about what this means.
Some Good News for You!If you want to understand more about God and what it means to have a relationship with Him, see what the Bible says below: God is perfectly good. And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone." Mark 10:18 God loves you. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. Psalm 139:16 Every person is flawed by sin. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 Our sin prevents life God's way. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59:2 God still loves us and offers to restore us. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 God gave His Son to bear the consequences of our sin. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.John 3:16 You can have life God's way by believing on Jesus. That if 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
How can you believe?
ConfessAcknowledge your sin. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9, NLT
BelieveGod is able to make you holy through Jesus. And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 1 John 3:23, NLT
TurnStop practicing the sin that is separating you from God. Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! Ezekiel 18:30, NLT
AskExpress to God your desire to be forgiven and made sinless by Him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13, NLT
TrustGod has given you eternal life. And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. 1 John 5:11–12, NLT
How do I join FBC JAX as a member?
At the close of each service, we extend an invitation for people to come forward to receive prayer, counseling, or information about joining our church. At that time, our counselors can assist you and gather any necessary information. As a general rule, you can unite with FBC JAX in one of the following ways:
- A profession of faith in Jesus Christ, followed by Scriptural baptism
- Affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ, followed by Scriptural baptism
- Statement of faith in Jesus Christ and Scriptural baptism
- Transferring membership from another Baptist church of like faith
Learn more about membership at First Baptist Jacksonville on our membership page.
Why is church membership so important?
Research indicates that formal church membership increases a person’s commitment to Christ by three and a half times. More importantly, the Bible encourages believers to “join” their lives to a local body of believers. In addition, Christians are commanded to submit to local church leaders for spiritual protection and to serve one another. This only happens in the context of a common commitment to a local assembly of believers. Membership is not really about you, but rather it is about us! Consider the following verses: