What does it mean to follow Jesus?

How do you become a Christian?

Why would you become a Christian?

If you're asking these questions, you're not alone. At Cypress, we want everyone to Know & Experience God. When you do, life is different. Following Jesus is a constant journey of becoming the person we were made to be, discovering our life's purpose, and loving those around us. We'd love to walk with you on this journey. Keep reading to learn how to make the best decision of your life.

God Loves You

Finding Christ... Finding Peace

Step 1

God loves you and has a plan for you! The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” — a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).

Step 2

Here's the problem: man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).

Step 3

God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever.

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

But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!

“Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4

Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the prayer below to accept Christ as your Savior.

Pray Now

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Let Us Know You Took This Step!

First Five

You just made a huge decision, and we’re celebrating with you! Not only that, but we want to help you take your next step of faith to continue to grow closer to God and discover your life’s purpose with a resource we’re calling First Five. This miniseries was adapted from one of our most popular teaching series called Farm to Table. In it, Pastors Ken and Jackson walk us through five important messages for every believer. You can watch and/or listen to First Five right here on our website, on our Cypress app, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.