God’s Plan of Salvation
He sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, paying the penalty for your sins, and promised that “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16)
Understand that you’re are a sinner (Romans 3:23) and that without God’s intervention, your wrongdoing will ultimately lead to death and eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23).
Realize that God Loves You
(1 John 4:10) and wants to forgive your sin (Psalms 86:5) and give you a new life (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Turn away from your sin and turn to God (Acts 3:19), accepting by faith His gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:13). If you want to make this choice now, you can express that desire to God in a prayer similar to this one:
“Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died to take the punishment for my sin. I accept your offer of forgiveness and eternal life. I thank you for what you have done for me, and give you my life from this day forward.”
After you have made this decision, you will want to share it with a Christian friend or pastor and learn how you can become involved in telling others about what Jesus Christ can do for them.
In essential beliefs we have unity
Ephesians. 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called- (5) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; (6) one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
In non-essential beliefs we have liberty
Romans 14:1,4,12,22 Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. (4) Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (22) The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
In all of our beliefs we have charity
I Corinthians 13:2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
That the world may know Christ through Haughton
Evangelizing the Lost
Our fellowship shares a burden for those that are lost, and we seek ways to help others come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We understand that we are to be actively involved in spreading the gospel message throughout Haughton and the world. We do this through personal witnessing, support of state, national and worldwide missionaries, and personal involvement in missions efforts.
Equipping the Saints
The Christian life is a continuous process that begins after one has accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. First Baptist Haughton is committed to providing training and equipping opportunities for individuals so that they can grow spiritually and make a difference as we carry out the Great Commission.
Encouraging the Family
A common bond of love for one another and unity in Christ are very important for a church. Building relationships with other people through Christ can be fun and exciting! First Baptist Church offers many opportunities for development of new relationships with other Christians through church-wide events and small group activities.
Exalting the Lord
Expressions of adoration, praise and gratitude to the Heavenly Father are the foundation of every worship service at First Baptist Haughton. We come together into God’s presence each week expecting great things to happen. The power that one draws through a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit brings joy, peace, comfort and strength that allows each participant the opportunity to start each week with a fresh outlook on life. Plan to join us this Sunday for worship!