We believe that only the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned, but is a gift available by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
Water has been used to separate, cleanse and consecrate many times in the bible. The Red Sea separated Israel from their freedom from Egypt. Note: In the Old Testament, Egypt represented the world’s kingdom. So the Red Sea represented the change of kingdom of the world to God’s kingdom. Water baptism represents the your change from the world’s kingdom to God’s kingdom.
- Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, Mark 16:16 (NIV)
- Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. John 3:5
Do you want to learn more about our church and take the first step to connecting on a deeper level? Our next Starting Point Class is the place to begin your partnership with us. Explore the ministry of Hope Church and find out how to connect with our church. Starting Point takes place every other month. Child care is provided during the class so there is a stress-free way for parents to attend.