Salvation

God desires to have a relationship with us all because He loves us all. But we must first come to Him through a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Steps of Salvation:


THE PROBLEM

We are all sinful and separated from God. (Romans 3:23)
We are stubborn and want to go our own way, and we don't experience God's perfect plan for our life.

Nothing we can do by our own efforts will make us right with God.


THE SOLUTION

Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. (Romans 6:23)
Jesus rose form the dead in victory over sin and death.

Jesus restored our relationship with God.


OUR RESPONSE

Believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins and that He rose again and is alive today. (Romans 10:9 and Acts 4:12)

Receive God's free gift and invite Jesus to be your Forgiver and Leader in life. (John 1:12-13 and Revelation 3:30)



If you have questions about salvation or if you made a decision and would like someone to walk alongside you, please let us know!






BAptism

After you have become a follower of Jesus the natural next step is to make a public profession of your faith, through BAPTISM.  There is nothing magical about baptism. You are saved by faith in Christ alone, not by anything you can do, including baptism.  But the great thing about choosing to be baptized is that you are doing what Christ asked us to do (see Acts 2:41), it shows the world you are on God's team and it is a very powerful witness to those around you. 

What is baptism? (Video - Kid friendly)


If you want to be baptized please let us know.

PRAYER

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” - Ephesians 6:18


Prayer is simply talking and listening to God. Think of it as a child connecting with their parent. There are no special words needed. Be authentic! 


Prayer  is an opportunity to:

Share your heart with God.   

Seek advice and rest in His promises and presence. 

Ask for help and make requests for you and for others. 



There is no one right way to pray, but the ACTS acronym can be a helpful place to start:


Adoration  

“Praise be to God” Psalm 68:5


• Tell God how much you appreciate Him. Express your love for Him and all the amazing things he has done. 


Confession  

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9


• Tell Him where you have fallen short. Be specific. Thank him for forgiveness through Christ. Ask for help and strength to turn away from temptations. 



Thanksgiving  

“Always glorify him with thanksgiving” Psalm 69:30


• You have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Thank God for His love, provision, faithfulness, and the list goes on. 



Supplication (requests to God) 

“Make your requests known to God.” Philippians 4:6


• Tell God what you want for others (family, friends, church family, coworkers, neighbors, the stranger) then for yourself. No request is too small for our God.  



During Prayer DIY in January of 2017, we did a 28 Days of Prayer Initiative.  You can find daily prayer prompts and do your own 28 days of prayer by visiting the archive.



If you have questions about prayer, have a prayer request, or would like more information about prayer at Live Oak, email us.