Bringing up the name Jesus automatically evokes conflicting opinions. Maybe you think He was a great teacher or a prophet. Maybe you think He's a made up fairytale. Whatever you believe, we can probably agree that the impact Jesus had can still be seen today.

He made some bold claims like actually being God. This upset the religious leaders of His day so much that they killed Him. Why should something that happened over 2,000 years ago matter now? How does who Jesus is have any affect on your life now in your job, relationships, paying your bills, or just trying to get by another week?

God has created you for a purpose! He loves you and wants to help you because He is a good Father. You don’t have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him. You don't have to be perfect. There are no hoops to jump through or formulas to earn His love. The cross shows how much you're loved. The empty tomb proves you're free. If you believe that and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as stopping to do the things that God says get between you and His love, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is.

What Now?

If you've made the decision to follow Jesus, or if you still have questions, we’d love to talk with you about it! Stop by Visalia First this Sunday, call us at 559.773.9070, or email. We would love to help you on your journey of following Jesus.


Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus and communicating to the world your heart-felt commitment to following Him. It's the next step after salvation.

Just A Few Minutes A Day

You can spare that, right? Reading the Bible for just a few minutes a day can change the rest of your days. It will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the every day issues you’re facing. The Bible is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.

You can’t have a close relationship with someone you never talk to. It’s impossible. God’s Word—the Bible—is the primary way He speaks to us. And it’s the absolute best way to discover how to follow Jesus on a daily basis. If you want to know more about God and His promises, reading the Bible is your next step.

Where Do I Start?

Tens of millions of people are using the Bible App™ to make God's Word a part of their daily lives. You can also use the Visalia First App for watching sermons and reading scripture. If you would like a physical Bible, let us know. We'd love to help get one in your hands!

The Visalia First App allows you to have on-demand access to Sermons, Digital Outlines Community Outreach and Events that are happening here at Visalia First directly from your mobile device.