All humanity stands in need of salvation, which is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is the transformation of a person’s individual nature and relationship with God as a result of repentance and faith in Jesus. Salvation involves a change in the relationship between God and a person. It also includes personal renewal and transformation through the work of the Holy Spirit.
What Are We Saved From?
Salvation refers to our deliverance from the consequence of sin and therefore involves the removal of sin. (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).
Who Does The Saving?
Only Jesus Christ can remove sin and deliver us from sin’s penalty (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5).
How Does God Save?
In the Christian doctrine of salvation, God has rescued us through Christ (John 3:17). Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection that achieved our salvation (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 1:7).
How Do We Receive Salvation?
We are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel – the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe – fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16).
The Bible declares that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, then we would be saved. It is a promise and covenant between God and His people.
Did you know that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary so that you and I might have eternal life? Have you opened up your mouth and declared that Jesus is Lord? Do you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord?
“…If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame”
(Romans 10:9 – 11, NIV).
If you accepted Christ today we’d love to celebrate with you. Please click HERE to receive some more information to help you on your journey.
When Christians are baptized, they fulfill the command of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20), are submerged in water to identify with the death of Jesus, and rise out of the water to identify with His resurrection.
Romans 6:1-10; Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17
This identification with the death burial and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe, by faith, that Jesus dies for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.
Who Should Be Baptized?
If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be baptized as a public profession of your faith in Him.
If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to learn more about Salvation HERE. Then after confessing your faith, we invite you to be baptized to make a public confession of your faith. It’s a declaration that the old has gone and the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17).
What Should I Wear?
*A dark-colored TPHND t-shirt will be provided for you
- Do wear pants (i.e. sweats, leggings, swim shorts, etc) NO JEANS!
- Do wear under garments (i.e. underwear, bras, etc)
- Do wear aqua socks or swim shoes
- Do bring a pair of shoes to wear after getting out of the pool
- Do bring a change of clothing and undergarments
- Do bring a swim cap if you are concerned about getting your hair wet
- Do not wear body lotion or baby oil
- Do not wear jewelry
- Do not wear shoes or socks into the baptismal pool
What to expect?
You’ll see each person about to be baptized talking with one of the church leaders in the pool. They’re answering basic questions such as:
- “Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?”
- “Do you believe that your sin has separated you from God?”
- “Have you repented of that sin?”
- “Do you believe that Jesus died and rose, conquering Satan, sin and death?”
- We say a short prayer as an affirmation of faith.
- You’re baptized by emersion in water.
In Foundation (Discipleship) Classes, we look closely at what we believe and what it means to be a “disciple” – a follower of Christ. You will gain a better understanding of the purpose of the local and universal church.
Whether you are a new believer or you’ve been a believer in Christ for decades, in this class you will receive tools to help you grow and disciple others. The four-week classes meet on Sundays, in the Resource Training Room from 10:45 – 11:30 am.
Classes begin on the 1st Sunday of each month and meet four (4) consecutive weeks
Our next class begins on August 4th
A few of the sessions include…
- Why We Exist as a Church
- What is Salvation
- What Happens After Salvation
- and more…
It’s time to get connected! When you join us as a member of The Potter’s House of North Dallas, you become part of a church family who loves God and loves people. We are a ministry committed to serving with excellence and integrity.
How to Join TPHND?
- Stop by the Connect Lounge before service starts, or immediately after service, and someone from our Membership Team will be more than happy to connect with you and assist you with completing your membership paperwork.
- Once you become a member, you are invited to attend our DNA class, which is offered every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9:45 am. During this class, you will have the opportunity to fellowship with other members of the church, and learn more about Pastor Brady’s vision and who we are at the core.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 469-364-6505.