Baptism can mean many things to different people depending upon your faith background. When you say the word “baptized” to some they will think of infant baptism, to others it involves being sprinkled with water. In our Understanding Baptism session we explore what scripture has to say about baptism. We answer the what, when and why questions.
Scripture is our spiritual food. Just as we can’t go very long without eating, we cannot go very long without getting into God’s word without it negatively impacting our spiritual health. In Growing With Christ, you will learn the five ways we need to dig into the Bible to establish a growing relationship in which we become more like Jesus.
The Bible tells us that each one of us has been given a spiritual gift we are to use to help the church accomplish her mission. In Spiritual Gifts you will discover your S.H.A.P.E. and be equipped and have a better understanding where you can plug in and take your place in the body.
God's Plan for Salvation
The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6)
Good works cannot save you.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."(Ephesians 2:8-9)
Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:
1. Admit you are a sinner.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"(Romans 3:23)
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12)
"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:10)
2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."(Luke 13:5)
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"(Acts 17:30)
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."(John 3:16)
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."(Romans 10:9)
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."(Romans 10:10)
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."(Romans 10:13)