Salvation

Of all the things a church can and should do, none is more important than teaching and encouraging every person to accept the salvation from sin that Christ died to offer.

Jesus came to save the lost.  A person can attend church regularly, enjoy the fellowship of Christians, and experience heartfelt worship every Sunday, but none of this is important if one is still lost in sin.

We believe that to receive the benefits of God’s grace, we must respond according biblical instructions, because faith without obedience is not biblical faith.  The response taught in the New Testament includes faith, repentance, baptism and ongoing spiritual growth.

Faith is the foundation of any right relationship with God.

Faith that saves is a conviction that God exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek Him.  Faith acknowledges that God’s way is the right way, and that His wisdom is infinitely greater than ours.  Therefore, we are to submit our lives to Him in humble, trusting obedience (Acts 8:36, 37; Romans 1:16, 17; Hebrews 11:6; James 2:26).

Repentance is a recognition that we are guilty of sin (disobedience to God’s will) and, therefore, are in need of God’s forgiveness.

Repentance is a sincere and profound commitment to avoid sin and to live according to God’s revealed will. This is a commitment that needs to be renewed daily as we face the various temptations of life (Acts 3:19; 11:18; 26:20).

Baptism is an essential part of our response to God because God has promised to remove the sins of believers who receive baptism.

Through baptism, we show that we trust God to keep His promise.  The New Testament speaks only of baptism by immersion, and gives no indication that one can be saved before or without baptism.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 6:3, 4; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:5; 1 Peter 3:21)

Spiritual Growth. Conversion is only the beginning.

The new life in Christ is a lifelong process during which our obedience improves as our faith grows.  We are helped and encouraged in this process by our participation in the activities of the church, by our relationships with members of the church, and by ongoing study of God’s word.  (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Revelation 2:10)

We would welcome the opportunity to meet you and open our Bibles together to take a closer look at God’s offer of salvation.  Please contact us by phone at 913-829-5596, or email: info@151cofc.com.

 
 

  • Upcoming Events

    • Ping Pong Missions Club:
      Aug 26, 2017 6:00pm

    • Southpoint Send-off Sunday:
      Sep 10, 2017 9:30pm

    • Southpoint Launch:
      Sep 17, 2017 9:30am

    • Sunday Schedule Change:
      Oct 1, 2017 9:00am

    • Ministry Fair:
      Oct 15, 2017 9:00am