If you recently gave your life to Christ, we want to walk this journey with you and support you as part of our family! Our pastors are ready to connect with you right where you are!
Congratulations on making the best decision of your life!
Salvation is a divine act of God that brings deliverance, healing, restoration, and wholeness to everyone who calls upon Him, and accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This divine act is initiated by God, finished by God, and sustained by God.
Read: John 3:16
Read: Romans 10:13
This Salvation is a gift that is received through faith in Jesus. It is not our good works that can save us, only faith in what Jesus has done for us through His death and resurrection. Faith comes when we make the decision to accept and believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sin, and rose from the dead, forever conquering death and darkness.
Read: Ephesians 2:8-9
Read: 1 John 1:9
Read: John 1:12-13
Once you have decided to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour, you will desire to obey God’s word, grow in your faith and become a strong Christian.
The most significant step in growing in your faith will be to make a public commitment by going through the waters of baptism.
Jesus, our perfect example, was baptised, and shows how this pleases God our Father:
“At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you, I am well pleased.”(Mark 1:9-11)
The disciples of Jesus also taught that everyone who believes should be baptised.
“But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptised. Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptised, he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.” (Acts 8:12,13)
Baptism is a symbolic act of your faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; it is a public confession of your faith and the power of the Gospel.
We are buried with Him as we go under the water and rise to a new life as we come up out of the water.
“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. 7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him”.
“And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’(Matt 28:18-20)
God has not left us alone, or powerless in this world. He gives us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us and is a daily presence to help in in every area of our lives.
When we are born again the Spirit of God comes to live within us, but there is something powerful that takes place when we experience the baptism of His Holy Spirit.
It was prophesied in Isaiah 28, and Joel 2:
“For with stammering lips and another tongue
He will speak to this people,
12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which
You may cause the weary to rest,”
And, “This is the refreshing” (Is 28:11,12)
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”(Joel 2:28,29)
It was Commanded and Promised:
“And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptised with water, but you shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”(Acts 1:4,5)
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4)
The Purpose of this baptism is to empower God’s people to be witnesses for Him.
“ But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”(Acts 1:8)