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Salvation

I Need Jesus   

We believe Scripture declares that every person needs to surrender their life to God through Jesus Christ. Nicodemus was a man who faithfully attended church, prayed, memorized scriptures, tithed, fasted, believed in God and acknowledged Jesus as someone sent from God, yet Jesus told him, “You must be born again”! In other words, being a good and religious person doesn’t meet the requirements for having a relationship with a holy and righteous God, which is what salvation is all about.

Not every encounter with God is a salvation encounter. Some have had a seed conceived in them, and they have called that salvation. When they responded to God’s prompting, a seed was planted; but later in their life, an encounter with God resulted in a response where some might say they “totally sold out,” “gave up” or “rededicated” their life. That is when a change in their thinking and behavior occurred. Jesus spoke of repentance as involving a change in behavior, and He associated that change with salvation.

We believe that new birth in Christ produces a change. Scripture is clear that we are not saved by what we do because salvation has been provided by Jesus Christ as a free gift which we receive by faith. However, when we receive Christ, it is evidenced by the fruit of change in our thinking and behavior in response to confessing our sin, acknowledging our need for a Savior and accepting Jesus Christ as God’s provision for our lost condition.

The answer for those who want to know if they’ve been born again is found in their response to a simple question, “When you received Christ, was there a change evidenced in your life?” In other words, “When did you stop going your way and start going God’s way?” The answer may point to a specific date or to a specific event or to a general point in life where a change was noticed in response to a decision to surrender to God and to accept His provision of forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ. It is God’s stated desire that no one should spend eternity apart from Him but rather that all should be saved. Scripture is also clear that nothing can separate us
from His love.

We believe that when a person has been truly born again to new life in Christ, that person’s stands in a right relationship with God and His love for us is without question. And as a loving Father, at times He disciplines any disobedience and brings correction through His word and by His Spirit, but He never leaves us, rejects us or withdraws His promise of eternity with Him.

Scriptural References
The following scriptures refer specifically to the experience of salvation and are the basis from which we draw our position stated herein.

  • Romans 3:23
  • Romans 10:10
  • John 3:16–17
  • Ephesians 2:8–9
  • Titus 3:5
  • 2 Corinthians 13:5
  • Matthew 7:13–23
  • Hebrews 6:1–8
  • John 15:8

How Do You Receive Jesus Christ? 
You receive Jesus Christ by believing in your heart that He is the Son of God and the Redeemer of mankind and by confessing with your mouth your love and commitment to Him. These two responses constitute the act of receiving faith (Romans 10:10).

 What Can You Expect to Happen?
There will be a peace that settles over your mind and heart. It may involve an emotional response, but that isn’t necessary for salvation to result. Salvation is not an emotional event; it is a response of acceptance to the truthful promises of God and a choice to make Jesus your Lord.  Jesus stated that it was to our advantage that He went away because then He could send the Holy Spirit to us (John 16:7). The Holy Spirit’s presence and work leads us to a deeper intimacy with God and a fulfillment of His will in our life.

How Do I Become Saved? 
All men are born with a sin nature and need the redemption available through Jesus Christ. By responding to God from their heart with words similar to those below, one can be saved.

Oh, God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I have fallen short of what You expect. I ask You to forgive me of my sins. I receive Jesus Christ, Your Son, as my Savior and Lord. Thank You, God for saving me from eternity without You. Amen.

Romans 10:10 tells us that by believing in our heart and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, we are saved. We encourage every believer to give open testimony of their love for God and their faith in Jesus Christ, His Son.

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Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Lifeway Church a great one!

When we Meet

Sunday Mornings

10:00 am
  • With Lifekids for newborn to 5th graders

Wednesday Evenings

7:00 pm
  • Lifeline Youth for 6th - 12th graders
  • Currently No Lifekids on Wed.

How long is a Lifeway Church service?

In total, a Lifeway Church service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the Vertical Worship band leading the church in worship - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and engage with worship. After the worship portion of service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and faith-filled message from the word of God about Jesus.

What's the culture like at Lifeway Church?

Sunday's at Lifeway are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

What about my kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at LifeKids, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our LifeKids program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the LifeKids experience. LifeKids is offered at every Lifeway Church Sunday service for kids ages infant through 5th Grade.

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