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"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

- Acts 2:38 -

The Salvation Plan

Repentance

Repentance

Repentance is an act of faith in which one turns away from sin and toward God. Your previous life as a sinner (the old man) ceases. A new life begins. Because the old man (your previous lifestyle) dies, this identifies with Jesus’ death on the cross. Repentance is an act of faith on the part of the believer.

Jesus strongly emphasized the necessity of repentance, and He said that repentance and remission of sins would be preached in His name: “Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:45-47 ). “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance” (Matthew 3:8 ). “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17 ).

Paul explained, “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation” (2 Corinthians 7:10 ). Before a person can repent, he must feel sorrow for his sins. And this must be godly sorrow. For someone to be sorry merely because they have brought trouble upon him, is not enough. He must be sorry because he has broken the commandments of God, spurned His gospel, and thereby grieved Him days without number.

Water Baptism

Water Baptism in Jesus Name

Proper baptism—being immersed in water with the name of Jesus invoked aloud—is an essential step in becoming a Christian. After Jesus was crucified, His followers buried Him in a borrowed tomb. Once a believer has repented—become dead to sin—he is to bury the old lifestyle through water baptism. This step identifies with the burial of Jesus. The Bible says, “We are buried with him [Jesus] by baptism” (Romans 6:4 ).

Baptism is an act of faith on the part of both the church and the believer. “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins” (Matthew 3:5-6 ).“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 ).  “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead” (Colossians 2:11-12 ; Acts 2:38 ).

Holy Spirit Baptism

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

God is a Spirit (John 4:24 ), and He is holy (righteous, without sin). Thus the Bible often refers to God by the terms Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit. The most amazing fact of Biblical salvation is that a person can go from being a sinner (separated from God) to being a Christian—so unified with God that His Spirit dwells inside the believer! No one is able to adequately describe this; it must be experienced. Because a Spirit-filled person has the power of God dwelling inside, that believer may live in a realm previously unattainable. God’s Spirit provides the power to live a new life, and thus identifies with the resurrection of Jesus. It is an act of God upon the believer who receives, through faith, the gift promised in the Word of God.

Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3 ). Jesus then explained what this new birth is: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5 ).

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4 ; 2:38).

How We Worship

How We Worship

We are a Holy Ghost filled church with a purpose to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth as the Bible instructs.

We raise our hands because1 Timothy 2 ">1 Timothy 2:8  says, "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands."

We clap our hands becausePsalm 47 ">Psalm 47:1  says, "O clap your hands, all ye people."

We sing and play music becauseEphesians 5 ">Ephesians 5:19  says to worship "in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord," and Psalm 150 ">Psalm 150  says to praise God with musical instruments.

We worship with a joyful noise becausePsalm 66 ">Psalm 66:1  says, "Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands."

We pray aloud because the early church "lifted up their voice to God with one accord" in prayer (Acts 4 ">Acts 4:24 ).

We dance in the Spirit becausePsalm 149 ">Psalm 149:3  says, "Let them praise his name in the dance."

We include testimonials, teaching, preaching, and spiritual gifts because1 Corinthians 14:26 says, "Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation" (NKJV).

Church Calendar

28 Sep 2016
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Spanish Bible Study
29 Sep 2016
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Bible Study
01 Oct 2016
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Spanish Church
02 Oct 2016
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Sunday School
02 Oct 2016
11:00AM -
Morning Worship
02 Oct 2016
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Evening Worship
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