The Good News Series: Be Baptised (part one)

The Good News Series: Be Baptised (part one)

Contrary to what you may have heard, baptism is crucial for salvation. Baptism is not a symbol. It is not an “outward sign of an inward decision”. Baptism saves; and in this blog post, I hope to show you – by scripture – how baptism is the crucial entry point for all believers into the Kingdom of God. …and this water symbolises baptism that now saves you also– not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 3:21 In this Good...

The Good News Series: Repent

The Good News Series: Repent

Repentance: What is it? Why is it important? What do I repent of? Who do I repent to? To some people today, repentance is the weekly guilt they feel in church on Sunday after living their lives the way they want to from Monday – Saturday; it is the constant rededication and recommitment of their lives to Christ. To other people, repentance has never even been a part of their faith experience; to still others, repentance is a foreign concept. I think its is incredibly sad that so many of us are robbed of this part of the Good News....

The Good News Series: The Bad News

The Good News Series: The Bad News

So many believers are stuck in a cycle of living in sin Monday – Saturday; and feeling guilty on Sunday; but sometimes don’t you wonder if this the victorious life Jesus died for? Why is it that believers today subscribe to the idea that ‘no one is perfect’ in order to justify a life still lived in sin? What does the bible have to say about the life we called to live – one free from a life of sin? Is it even attainable? In my last post I spoke about the ‘altar call’ gospel. The gospel so many of...

The Gospel We Don’t Preach

The Gospel We Don’t Preach

What if I told you that the gospel of “believe in your heart and confess with your mouth” preached by so many in the ‘church’ today was not the gospel Jesus preached and died for? In this post I hope to show you that the gospel (or good news) is that a person can be saved from sin and death if they: (1) Repent (confess their sins to God), are (2) Baptised (in water into the body of Jesus Christ), and they (3) Receive the Holy Spirit. More than believing in your heart For years, many professing Christians have believed...