God’s Plan of Salvation
Simply put, God’s plan of salvation is the divine romance recorded in the pages of the Bible.
An Easy Explanation of Biblical Salvation
Biblical salvation is God’s way of providing his people deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, the concept of salvation is rooted in Israel’s deliverance from Egypt in the Book of Exodus. The New Testament reveals the source of salvation in Jesus Christ. By faith in Jesus Christ, believers are saved from God’s judgment of sin and its consequence—eternal death.
When Adam and Eve rebelled, man was separated from God through sin. God’s holiness required punishment and payment (atonement) for sin, which was (and still is) eternal death. Our death is not sufficient to cover the payment for sin. Only a perfect, spotless sacrifice, offered in just the right way, can pay for our sin. Jesus, the perfect God-man, came to offer the pure, complete and everlasting sacrifice to remove, atone, and make eternal payment for sin. Why? Because God loves us and desires an intimate relationship with us.
How to Have Assurance of Salvation?
If you’ve felt the “tug” of God on your heart, you can have the assurance of salvation. By becoming a Christian, you will take one of the most important steps in your life on earth and begin an adventure unlike any other. The call to salvation begins with God. He initiates it by wooing or drawing us to come to Him.
A Salvation Prayer
You may want to make your response to God’s call of salvation in prayer. Prayer is simply talking with God. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God and He will save you. If you feel lost and don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer of salvation:
God, I know that, in my lifetime, I have not always lived for you, and I have sinned in ways I probably don’t even know yet are sins. I know that you have plans for me, and I want to live in those plans. I pray to you for forgiveness for the ways in which I have sinned. I am choosing now to accept Jesus into my heart. I am eternally grateful for his sacrifice on the cross and how He died so I can have eternal life. I pray that I be filled with the Holy Spirit and that I continue to live as You desire for me to live. I will strive to overcome temptations and no longer let sin control me. I put myself in your hands. I pray that you work in my life and guide my steps so that I continue to live for you. In your name I pray. Amen.
Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans. When arranged in order, these verses form an easy, systematic way of explaining the message of salvation:
- Everyone needs salvation because we have all sinned – Romans 3:10-12, & 23
- The price (or consequence) of sin is death – Romans 6:23
- Jesus Christ died for our sins. He paid the price for our death – Romans 5:8
- We receive salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ – Romans: 10:9-10, & 13
- Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God – Romans 5:1
Though just a sampling, here are few more salvation Scriptures:
1 Thessalonians 5:9
Get to Know the Savior
Jesus Christ is the central figure in Christianity and his life, message and ministry are chronicled in the four gospels of the New Testament. His name “Jesus” is derived from the Hebrew-Aramaic word “Yeshua,” meaning “Yahweh [the Lord] is salvation.”
Going Public about your Faith
Baptism is going public about your faith and telling the world that you are a follower of Jesus. Baptism is an important step for every believer. If you are a follower of Christ, but have never been baptized, then Baptism is a great next step in your faith. To learn more about being baptized at ACF Church, simply complete the form below or contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Baptism Services
LifeGroups, GrowthGroups, & SocialGroups
Small groups are the primary place to experience spiritual growth and transformation. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. These groups may be formed around a life stage, topic, activity, or common interests. Look for an open small group using by clicking the Find an ACF Group button below. Interested in leading a small group? We’re always looking for leaders! Click the Lead an ACF Group button below to get more information on leading an ACF Group.
Making an Impact
Because of your partnership, God is doing amazing things through ACF Church. It’s not about fancy buildings (have you seen our building) or becoming the next mega church. It’s about Jesus and his transforming power over broken lives. It’s about families being healed, marriages restored and relationships mended. It’s about making an impact in our community and across the world. That’s why we do what we do. And that’s what your giving supports.
At ACF, we want to be a people marked by true generosity in all areas of our lives. We believe that includes our time, talents, and treasures. While being engaged at ACF, we would ask you to commit to the vision and mission of ACF by giving to the local church and supporting overseas missions through the Great Commission Fund. If giving is something you have struggled with, we would invite you to take our 12-week Giving Challenge: For 12 weeks, we challenge you to give 10% of your income to support ministry at ACF. We commit to you that if you give for 12 weeks straight and God doesn’t hold true to His promises of blessings, we will refund 100% of what you gave. No questions asked. Consider it a kind of money-back guarantee.
Our volunteers at ACF Church are a group of incredible people that have discovered their gifts and passions and are actively serving at ACF. Engaging in service is a way for you to take ownership and become part of what God is doing here at ACF.
From creating a welcoming environment by serving on our First Impressions Team, leading the next generation to Jesus by serving in Illuminate Kids or our Breakaway Leadership Team, or crafting a dynamic experience with one of our service teams, we are a group of active participants serving God by serving His people. If you desire a life filled with joy, growth, and community, come join the team!
For your next step in volunteering at ACF, please fill out and submit the form below.
Engaging in Partnership
Engaging in Partnership at ACF is crucial to a healthy church. Partnership is much like a roster for a team. It tells us who is committed, who is is engaged, and who can be counted on. At ACF, we never ask our partners to do more than the Bible clearly teaches. We only expect our partners to do what the Bible expects every Christian to do. These responsibilities are spelled out in our partnership agreement.
If you would like more information on becoming an ACF Partner, please fill out the form below.