Every Wednesday and Sunday we have an explosive ministry for kids! We have fun, play games, enjoy each others fellowship, but most importantly we gain knowledge about what it means to follow God. Check out our ministries section of our website and get your child or a child you know plugged into what God has for them.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
What is being "saved"?
Salvation is the deliverance from sin and it's consequence, death. We know that through sin, death was brought into the world. When God created the world and everything in it, He made all things good. He gave us the ability to choose freely and all we had to do is follow one command, but instead we chose separation from God. We became like Him, knowing good and evil. Thus, God set a curse upon us that through it we might be saved forever. You see, that's how much He loves us and thankfully He had a plan. His plan was to send His only Son Jesus to redeem us, and that through Him we can be transformed into what, and who, He created us to be.
are you ready to see what god has for you?
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that that the world might be saved through Him." John 3:16,17
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and (all) are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation (appeasing a god) by His blood, to be received by faith." Romans 3:23-25
So God 'saves' us from an eternal death. That is the hope we have in God! We may die once physically, but if we can die once what stops you from dying twice? by grace through Faith in Jesus Christ, we are saved from an eternal death!
We thank our God for the women we have here at First Baptist. They serve our God with their spirit in the gospel of His Son with zeal and fervor! Intense passion for God can be a gift from the Most High, but it also can be learned through fellowship with other believers that already have it and have learned to embrace it. Check out what we have for women who seek God with their whole heart and find Him.
"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:10-12, 25, 26, 28-31 - The Woman Who Fears The Lord
How do I get it, and know I have it?
Grace defined as a noun is "simple elegance
or refinement of movement
", as a verb it's to "do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one's presence
", but in Christian belief it's the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people." - Titus 2:11
"And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." - Romans 3:24
You see, the grace of God is a beautiful thing. We actually see Him 'MOVE' with the birth of Jesus Christ (which the world records and recognizes). Jesus revealed Himself to us as the "Son of God", and honored all that "His Father" sent Him to earth for. God blessed us with 'His HUMAN PRESENCE' and, in His perfection, He takes death head on! Three days after His crucifixion, He is resurrected by the power of God; forty days after His resurrection He ascends into heaven, confirming His deity (Supreme Being) and completing a beautiful work of art the Bible defines as 'THE GRACE OF God' (Jesus had to die for our sins, but it was God's plan to redeem us). By this act of God we are saved, and nothing else short of believing this as the truth will give us salvation; we have to accept His 'gift' of eternal life.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God" - Ephesians 2:18
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"So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith" - Galatians 3:26
What is Faith?
"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen, it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. And it is impossible to please God without faith, anyone who wants to see God must believe that He actually exist and SINCERELY SEEK HIM" - Hebrews 11:1,6
"What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!", "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." - Romans 6:15 , James 2:17
So what does 'saved by grace through faith' mean to me?
This is how the Bible puts it: that if you believe God would humble Himself, come to earth, die for all sins, rise from the grave three days later and forty days after that ascend into heaven you are SAVED by the POWER of God. It's nothing we can ever do.
It is only by God's GRACE (the completed work of the cross) through FAITH (believing in Jesus Christ) that we have eternal life!
i'm convinced and believe, what now?
"Pick up your cross and follow Me" - Jesus Christ
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Question: "What is repentance and is it necessary for salvation?"
Answer: Many understand the term repentance to mean “turning from sin.” This is not the biblical definition of repentance. In the Bible, the word repent means “to change one’s mind.” The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 3:19). Acts 26:20 declares, “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action.
Repentance and faith can be understood as “two sides of the same coin.” It is impossible to place your faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior without first changing your mind about who He is and what He has done. Whether it is repentance from willful rejection or repentance from ignorance or disinterest, it is a change of mind. Biblical repentance, in relation to salvation, is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ.
While repentance is not a work that earns salvation, repentance unto salvation does result in works. It is impossible to truly and fully change your mind without that causing a change in action. In the Bible, repentance results in a change in behavior. That is why John the Baptist called people to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8). A person who has truly repented from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ will give evidence of a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19-23; James 2:14-26). Repentance, properly defined, is necessary for salvation. Biblical repentance is changing your mind about Jesus Christ and turning to God in faith for salvation (Acts 3:19). Turning from sin is not the definition of repentance, but it is one of the results of genuine, faith-based repentance towards the Lord Jesus Christ.
rEPENTANCE reference - http://www.gotquestions.org