WHO IS JESUS?
The most important question you'll ever answer.
SON OF GOD, LUNATIC OR ...
In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis writes: “I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.”
HOW TO GROW
I repented of my sins and trusted in Christ as Lord and Savior! Now what?
If you don't already own a Bible, go get a Bible! There are many different translations available. The English Standard Version (ESV) is my standby, but just start reading the translation you can best understand. Try the YouVersion Bible App, a free, ad-free, digital Bible you can use on your phone, tablet or computer. I use the app to quickly compare different translations when I don't understand something (and that happens a lot!). Reading God's Word daily doesn't make you a better person or earn you any brownie points, but meditating daily on Scripture will encourage you, prepare you for spiritual warfare and, most importantly, deepen your relationship with the Lord.
Go to church. You will not be struck by lightning or spontaneously burst into flames when you enter the building. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E there is a sinner (yes, that includes the pastor), so you'll fit right in! Check out www.churchfinder.com or ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations on where to worship.
Join a Bible study or small group. If your place of worship is small, you may not have many options. Fortunately, there are tons of resources, such as reading plans, commentaries, printable studies and even videos, available online, which makes starting your own small group a cinch.