Next Steps

Here are a few next steps that can make a big difference as you start your new relationship with Christ. 

Come back next Sunday for the upcoming message series,
Life in a Hypersexual Culture, offered at 8:30, 10 & 11:30 AM. 

Attend the New Life Basics class to learn more about your new life.  New Life Basics jumpstarts your journey with Christ. This one-session class serves as an entry point for new believers and lays the groundwork to grow as a follower of Jesus.
April 15, 2018 / 10 AM / D227

An important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as their Savior is baptism. Learn more about Baptism

Learn more about our core beliefs and how to become at member at CCC. Take our Foundations Class.

Begin with reading your new Bible. Provided below is a reading plan from the book of Ephesians with prayer suggestions for your first week.

 

Watch this Read Scripture video on the book of Ephesians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.

 

A five-day reading guide

Day 1

Passage: Read Ephesians 1:1–14 on page 1049 in your New Life Bible.
Key Verse: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” –Ephesians 1:7
Key Thought: The moment you believed in Christ you received, or inherited, a great deal of spiritual riches and blessings. 
Prayer: Forgiveness is one of the wonderful truths of being “in Christ” found in the passage. Thank God for his forgiveness.

Day 2

Passage: Read Ephesians 2:1–10 on page 1050 of your New Life Bible.
Key Verse: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God...” –Ephesians 2:8
Key Thought: By God’s grace (unmerited favor), new life is a free gift God offered to you. 
Prayer: Thank God for the unending grace that is freely given to you. 

Day 3

Passage: Read Ephesians 3:16-21 on page 1051 of your New Life Bible.
Key Verse: “That you…may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ...” –Ephesians 3:18
Key Thought: Your New Life enables you to experience the power of the Holy Spirit and the incredible love of Jesus. 
Prayer: Thank God for His Spirit that fills you with His power and love.

Day 4

Passage: Read Ephesians 4:1–16 on page 1051 of your New Life Bible.
Key Verse: “From him (Jesus) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” –Ephesians 4:16
Key Thought: Your new life in Christ includes you in on God’s creation of a new body, called the Church. 
Prayer: Thank God for being a part of the body of Christ, the Church, and for support and growth.

Day 5

Passage: Read Ephesians 6:10–20 on page 1053 of your New Life Bible.
Key Verse: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground...” –Ephesians 6:13a
Key Thought: This passage examines the hidden battle around us between the spiritual forces of good and evil. Therefore, in our new life we need to be spiritually prepared in order to stand firm against the enemy’s attacks.
Prayer: Thank God for his protection in your new life and the strength to stand firm.