God loves you so much and He created you with a purpose and an incredible plan for your life. No matter what your story is, or how far you may feel you are from God, He’s never lost sight of you or forgotten about you. With God, there’s forgiveness from your past, strength for your life today and hope for what's ahead tomorrow. If you want to connect with God, we invite you to make a Fresh Start. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS PRAYING THIS PRAYER: Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins, wash me, cleanse me and give me a new life. I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus has died and has risen from the dead for me. I receive the gift of your salvation. Come live inside of me and give me the strength to live for You. In Jesus Name, Amen.
If you just made a Fresh Start with God we want you to know how excited we are for you and that THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sines. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles-all who have been called by the Lord our God.” Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!” Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day-about 3,000 in all. All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
1. Repent & Turn
Meaning: Changing your mind, leaving sin and turning to God
Scriptures: Acts 2:38, 3:19, 5:31, 8:22
Application: Acknowledge your sin, ask for forgiveness & live for God.
2. Be Forgiven
Meaning: Freedom from sin and its consequences.
Scriptures: Acts 2:38, 8:22, 10:43, 13:38
Application: Receive God's love and forgiveness and forgive yourself.
3. Be Baptized
Meaning: To be immersed/placed under water.
Scriptures: Acts 1:5, 2:41, 8:12, 13:24
Application: Let the Life Church office know that you would like to be baptized.
4. Receive the Holy Spirit
Meaning: Holy Spirit baptism into a Spirit-filled life.
Scriptures: Acts 1:5-8, 2:38, 8:15-17, 10:44
Application: Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His Spirit.
- Read Your Bible: Begin to read the Bible. Start in the Gospel of John, Psalms and Proverbs (2 Tim 3:16-17)
- Pray: Talk with God every day. Ask God to reveal Himself to you. Use the “Lord’s Prayer” as a guide (Matt 6:9-15)
- Worship: Start listening to praise & worship music. (John 4:24)
- Go to church: Commit to going to church every Sunday. (Heb 10:25)
- Share: Tell others what Jesus has done in your life. (Mark 16:15)