Everyone has an eternal problem, this problem is sin. Sin came into the world by our forefather Adam, the first man created by God. After he disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden (GEN.3:1-7). he discovered that he was no longer in right standing with God and he immediately hid himself (GEN.3:12). You and I inherited this trait of sin. The shame/guilt that goes along with sin is automatically a part of our sinful nature. Because our sinful nature is in direct conflict with God's Holy nature, we are separated from him and his holy nature. Since God is the source of all life, being disconnected means death, for the Bible says the wages of sin is death. (ROM.6:23) God's moral law was violated by Adam and we are the offspring of Adam. The bible says that by one man sin entered into the world. (ROM.6:12) Until we embrace God's salvation plan we will be lost as a race of fallen humanity.
God in his infinite wisdom and Love provided us a way of redemption that is through the blood of his only begotten son JESUS. (REV.1:5) (1st JOHN.1:7) (St.JOHN.3:16). JESUS is the offspring of God, not Adam (LUKE.1:34-35). Because he was not conceived of man but of God he was never contaminated with sin. This made Jesus the perfect sacrifice for sin. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin (HEB. 9:22). Someone had to pay the death penalty for sin. God sent JESUS into the world to defeat sin and to die for the sins you and I have committed, we deserve to die eternally. But the gift of God is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our Lord (ROM.6:23).
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How To Receive
Whoever believes in JESUS shall be saved from eternal death and restored back to right standing with God (ROM.4:24-25). We must first realize our sinful condition hurts God and destroys our souls, upon this realization we must have godly sorrow for our sins and see that we need HIM to save us. The Bible says that godly sorrow works repentance (2 COR.7:10). When we repent it means we change our mind about a lifestyle of sin and begin to seek God's Holiness. No man shall see the Lord without holiness (HEB.12:14). Next we must whole-heartedly believe and receive JESUS as our Savior (St.JOHN.14:6) (ACTS.16:31) (St.JOHN.3:16). We then must openly confess JESUS as LORD and hold to that confession (ROM.10:9) (Hebrews.10:23).
A direct commandment of the Lord is that all believers be baptized in His name. (MARK.16: 16) (ACTS.2:38) It is by faith that we are saved and not by works; however faith without works is dead (EPH.2:8,9) (JAMES.2:14-17). Our works should only be out of obedience to our Lord's commandments being as a seal of authenticity for our faith.
A promise from God to believers is the gift of the Holy Ghost (St. JOHN. 14:16, 26) (ACTS.2:38-39). All believers need the Holy Ghost in order to be empowered to live in righteousness and be effective witnesses for JESUS (ACTS.2:8) (ROM.8:2-27). There are many truths about God that we must know, it is only by the Holy Ghost that we can receive these truths not yet revealed to us. The Bible says, that he will guide us into All truth (St.JOHN16:13). Another reason a believer needs the Holy Ghost is sonship (St.JOHN.1:12). The bible says that if any have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His (ROM.8:9).
If you were not saved before you clicked on this article or unsure of your standing with God let us settle it today. Pray this prayer from you heart. God I believe that you sent your only begotten son Jesus Christ into the world as the substitute for the penalty of all my sins and the sins of the world. I know I have done wrong in breaking your commandments. I have no other way to be right with you but to accept your son Jesus as my Savior. I confess that I am a sinner in need of salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me and that you resurrected him from the grave. God I am truly sorry for my sins and I wish to no longer live in them so please forgive me and save me. Wash away my sins with the blood of Jesus. I turn to you and confess that Jesus is Lord of my life, now and forever more. I thank you for your love and sacrifice! Now Lord lead me every day and fill me with the Holy Ghost of promise, that I may walk in holiness.
If you just prayed this prayer from your heart than you are now born again and the process of change has begun in your life. Welcome to the family of God you are accepted and you are loved! All true believers are given the same spirit and should fellowship together and worship God corporately. Please find a spirit-filled and biblically sound church as the Lord will lead you. Submit yourself under the pastoral leadership that God leads you to. Please allow the Spirit of God to teach you of the Christian faith and doctrine through His assigned leadership. Work in the church in the ways God has given you the ability to. Grow in faith and love and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus. If you don't know of a good church we may be able to assist you in finding one please let us know by contacting us using the form at the bottom of the page. If you live near any of our campuses you can visit and consider joining New Life House of Prayer.
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We would love for you to partner with us as we make impact in our homes, community, market place, city, region, state and nation. We know that the harvest is many, but the laborers are few. Do you desire to join us in worshiping God, serving God and fellowshipping with other believers?
At the end of our services, we provide an invitation to those who wish to join our church. You may feel free to respond at this time or notify one of the usher and greeters.
Here at The Life, we believe in Discipleship. As a new member of NLHoP you become a family member of our church, a person sharing responsibility to minister to the needs of other church members as well as the community.
“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16
*For more information about becoming a member, please call the church office at (706)-685-9977, notify an usher/greeter or complete at the bottom of the page.
BAPTISM OF FAITH
What is the significance of water baptism?
Water baptism is believers' identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the outward expression of our obedience to declare spiritual truth. Through baptism we declare we are dead to sin and are raised with Christ.
Why is water baptism needed?
Jesus commanded it. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Himself was baptized that way. “Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then John consented.” (Matthew 3:13-15)
Baptism represents leaving behind the old man and cleansing from sin. We put off our sinful body through baptism. (Romans 6:4-13)
It is a public confession. It declares that we identify ourselves together with Jesus. (Romans 6:1-11)
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In water baptism we confess to:
Heaven…. That we believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Church….. That we are part of it
World…… That we no longer have relationship with it
Satan…… That we are finished with him and now transferred to God’s side
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has believed in Christ should be baptized. “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. . . . And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, ‘Be saved from this perverse generation.’ Then those who gladly received his word were baptized.” (Acts 2:37-41)
When should I be baptized?
When are baptisms performed?
Baptisms are performed on 2nd Wednesdays of the month before Midweek Empowerment. Completion of water baptism class is required. To register for the pre-requisite class and water baptism, please contact the church office, your Tribal Leader, or click here.
What should I wear when I am baptized?
Women should wear shorts or long pants with a top which will preserve modesty. Men may wear a swimsuit and t-shirt. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet articles of clothing. We provide changing rooms.