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Enter the name for this tabbed section: God's Plan For Your Life...
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My friend, may I ask you life's most important question? All eternity depends upon your answer to this question. Are you saved? There are just two kinds of people in the world, the saved and the lost. God loves you and wants you to be saved to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Here is God's plan for your life:

First: You need to be saved! "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23).

Second: You cannot save yourself! "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saves us." (Titus 3:5).

Third: Jesus has provided for your salvation! "Who (Jesus) His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead (spiritually) to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye are healed." (I Peter 2:24). "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in (receives) Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16).

Fourth: You must ask Jesus for salvation! "If any man hear My voice (Christ's) and open the door (to your heart), I will come in to him (you)..." (Revelation 3:20). "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth (in prayer) the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9).

Fifth: Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior! "...behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (II Corinthians 6:2).

What to do to be saved: Right now, call upon the Lord Jesus Christ to save you. Realize you are a sinner, and that Christ died in your place. By faith, ask God to have mercy on you and to save you for Jesus' sake.

What to pray: "Lord, be merciful to me a lost sinner and save me now. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. Please help me to follow and obey Jesus as Lord of my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Did You Know?
Ask yourself the following questions:

Am I a sinner?
Yes, you are. The Bible says that "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

What will happen to me because I am a sinner?
Death and hell. The Bible teaches that sinners "...shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Revelation 21:8

Is there any hope for me?
Yes, there is! The Bible tells us that "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

What does Christ's death do for me?
His death can be the payment for your sin. The Bible explains that Christ "bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we... might live."1 Peter 2:24

How can Christ help me if He died?
He came back from the dead! According to the Bible, "just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4

What do I need to do?
The Bible says that you must "believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." Acts 16:31

Is there any other way for me to avoid hell?
No, there isn't. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

You don't have to go to hell!

If you ask Jesus to forgive you for your sin, and to save you from going to hell when you die, then He will do what you ask. If you have not asked Jesus to do this for you, why not do so right now? You can say a simple prayer such as the following:

"Dear God, I realize that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died to pay for my sin and came back to life to prove that He could save me. Please forgive me, and take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you, Lord, for saving me. Amen."
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Now That You’re Saved…What’s Next?
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Your decision to receive Christ as Savior is the most important decision you will ever make. There is no greater joy in all the world than to know Christ personally, to know your sins are forgiven and to have peace in your soul. You have been born again! Born of the Spirit! A miracle has taken place in your life. You are a new creature: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new." (II Corinthians 5:17) God, the Creator of the universe, has become your Father. Now for the first time, you are considered a child of God and Heaven is your eternal home.

1. Be Baptized
Baptism is the first step of obedience for a new Christian. The first public act in the ministry of Jesus was His baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). The New Testament teaches that baptism is an outward sign of an inward change (Romans 6:4). It is a public confession and testimony of what has already taken place in your heart. Baptism is a burial and a resurrection. We are buried with Christ (immersed in water) in the likeness of His death, and we are raised with Christ in the likeness of His resurrection (Romans 6:4). Not only does baptism picture the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, it also pictures the burial of the old sinful life and the resurrection of a new life in Christ. As a believer, you should be baptized not in order to be saved, but because you are saved (Acts 8:35-40). It is a witness of your faith in Christ.

2. Read Your Bible Daily Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4). Just as you need physical food in order to sustain physical life, you need spiritual food (the Bible) to maintain spiritual life. We suggest you begin with the New Testament by reading the Gospel of John or Mark. Follow this with the book of Acts. Next, read Paul's Epistle to the Romans. The entire New Testament can be read in three months by reading three chapters a day. By reading three chapters of the Old Testament and one chapter of the New Testament each day, the whole Bible can be read in one year. Set aside a few moments at the beginning of each day for Bible study. Look for promises to claim, commandments to obey, examples to follow and sins to avoid. Memorize key verses such as John 3:16. Your growth as a Christian will be directly related to your personal application of the Word of God.

3. Pray Every Day Jesus said, "Men ought always to pray." (Luke 18:1). In another place we read, "Pray without ceasing." (I Thessalonians 5:17). You should form the habit of praying daily for definite people and specific things. A prayer list may prove helpful in making your prayers more meaningful. There is nothing too great and nothing too small to take to the Lord in prayer. Thank God for all He has done for you. Ask Him for the strength and help you need to live for Jesus Christ.

4. Witness For Christ The greatest work in the world is soul winning, and every Christian can and should bring others to the Savior. Jesus said, "Ye shall be a witness unto Me." (Acts 1:8). Try to speak naturally and cheerfully every day to someone about Christ. The Bible says, "He that winneth souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30). Remember that you witness by what you do as well as by what you say. At home, at work, at school, there should be something about you that's different - love, patience, understanding. Then tell someone about Jesus Christ who made the difference.

5. Tithe Your Income Tithing (giving one-tenth) of your income is the Biblical method of supporting God's work. The Bible tells us, "Upon the first day of the week (Sunday) let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him." (I Corinthians 16:2). God says to bring the tithe into the "storehouse," meaning the local church. Your church is your storehouse of spiritual food, blessing and service, so this is the proper place to give your tithe. "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10). The right use of money is a test of character. If you are dishonest to God in money matters, you cannot grow spiritually.

6. Attend Church Regularly The Christian life is not just our own private affair. It is to be a family affair in which we enjoy the fellowship with our Heavenly Father and with each other. Every Christian should unite with a local, Bible believing church and share its worship, its fellowship, and its witness. If Jesus loved the church enough to die for it (Ephesians 5:25), this is sufficient reason for us to love and support it. Regular church attendance should be as much a habit as eating. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25) is a clear command of the word of God. At the church services you will hear God's word read, explained, and applied to your everyday problems of life. God has ordained (set aside) men to minister and preach His Word. Every Christian, young and old, needs the inspiration and information gained in a church worship service. If you try to live the Christian life alone, failure will result. In unity there is strength. Through the church you can render service to a lost and dying world.

There is far more to the Christian life than what is included here, but if these initial steps are carefully followed you will find yourself growing more and more in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Please accept this personal invitation to worship with us at our church so that we may help you continue your growth as a Christian. If God should lead you to do so, we know you will find a friendly welcome here. Most of all, we hope Christ will be made real to you through our teaching and preaching.

Dr. Jerry Prevo, Pastor

Although your decision to become a Christian is great and important, it is not all. It is but the beginning of a new life in Christ. When you were saved, you were not immediately a full grown Christian, but a "babe in Christ." As a baby Christian, you are commanded to "grow" (II Peter 3:18). Everyone loves babies, but no one wants them to stay in the nursery. Only by growing spiritually can you please God and glorify Him in your life.

In order to grow to maturity as a Christian, you must be loyal and obedient to the commands of Christ. He said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15). Some of these requirements are listed here in order that you may know what our Lord expects of His disciples.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Our Cherished Beliefs
  • We believe that there is one God, manifest in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
  • We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave and ascended into Heaven;
  • We believe in the literal, imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth;
  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life;
  • We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image;
  • We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam and that all men are sinners in need of salvation;
  • We believe that salvation is a gift given through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;
  • We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ;
  • We believe that persons who die in their sins spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven spend eternity in Heaven;
  • We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Baptist Articles of Faith
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The Baptist Articles of Faith are a comprehensive guide to the tenets of our faith.
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