Bella Vista Church of Christ Logo

How to Be a Christian

FAITH IS THE FIRST STEP


We must see the reality that we are all guilty of sin and have no way, on our own, to alleviate this guilt. But God, through Jesus, has provided a way in which we can be forgiven and have our relationship with Him restored. God sent his son to show us what He is like. God sent him as our sacrifice so that our sins could be forgiven. God raised him from the dead because death has been defeated in Jesus.

Coming to that realization of who God is and what he has done on our behalf leads us to do the following things:

CONFESS


our need for his grace and that Jesus is the Son of God and the Lord of our lives.

REPENT


of our prior way of life and commit to following Jesus as our King

SUBMIT


to baptism for the remission of sins. In Acts 2.38, Peter said two things were required before sins could be remitted and the Holy Spirit could be given. Repent and Be baptized.

BE SHAPED AND MOLDED


by the work of the Holy Spirit who is received at baptism

Our Plea for All


At Bella Vista Church of Christ, our plea is that everyone realizes we are all sinners. When we believe in God and the sacrifice of Jesus as His son, when we diligently seek Him through repentance and confession of His name, and when we put on Christ, clothed with His righteousness, in the act of New Testament baptism, we become transformed to look like our Savior, Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is what it looks like and feels like to be a Christian. And we want this for you.

Have a question for our ministers or staff?