REPENTANCE / BAPTISM / SALVATION
Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven.
ACTS 2:38 MSG
Who Can Be Saved?
The understanding of Christ is hugely important especially as it relates to the decision that we have made to be in relationship with Christ.
But who is He? What sort of man is this?
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (Colossians 1:15)
I can imagine local people everywhere when Jesus showed up talking, speculating, arguing, "… Did you hear…, It is said of him that… Did you know…?" Especially the religious people of the day, the teachers of the law. Wherever He was, if he opened His mouth or did something, He was the talk of the town. When Jesus calms the storm in Matthew 8:27 the disciples said “what sort of man is this, which even the winds and the sea obey him?”
Jesus was incomparable. We always try to compare public figures with similar people in history because we like to categorise in order to have a reference point.
When the questions above are personalised, it becomes the most important question you and I will ever be asked or have to answer. Who is Jesus? Or more importantly who is Jesus to YOU?
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
The Declaration Unto Salvation....
After reading the above we must ask “What must I do to be saved?” This question was asked of Paul from his jailer. The answer was simple, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:30)
So how do you do that? Jesus answers that question in John 14:6, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” So we must believe that “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong. Please forgive me of all the things I have done wrong in the past.
Help me to put you as Lord of my life and keep me focused on the plans you have for me. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and now you are Lord over my life.
Thank you for saving me. Thank you that I am now a Christian.
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An outward declaration of your inward decision
If you’ve recently made a decision to follow Jesus, getting baptised in water is a great next step in your journey of faith.
Baptisms are an outward declaration of the decision you have made in your heart to surrender to Jesus. It provides a marker in your life that anchors your faith when you face the hard times of life. It becomes a reference point that God has saved you and is faithful to continue what he has started in your life.
If you’d like to get baptised or find out when baptisms are next taking place in church, fill in the form below where you’ll be able to find a quick & easy way to register for Baptism.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more on what we believe the about water baptism, why not join us at Gracepoint this Sunday!