God's Plan of Salvation
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of the whole world, was buried and rose again on the third day in order to deliver from sin’s penalty and power all who turn (repent) to God and believe the Gospel (this truth); furthermore, He grants to believers His Holy Spirit, Christ’s perfect righteousness, and eternal life.
We reject any suggestion that this salvation is secured outside of the sovereign gracious work of the Holy Spirit and faith in Christ alone, such as praying a sinner's prayer or asking Jesus into one's heart. We further deny anything that modifies the gospel by adding a social or economic focus, water baptism—any requirement that could be construed as a work accomplished by man or that teaches there is more than one way to be saved. Moreover, we believe that because many mistakenly think themselves to be saved, all should work out their own salvation with fear and trembling: examining themselves to see if they are in the faith and ensuring their calling and election is sure.
If your desire is to learn more about God's plan of salvation, you can watch any of the sermons or presentations below. Or you can listen to a discussion between two of Berean's pastors LISTEN NOW concerning God's plan. You can also download and study the complete chart below including the footnotes explaining God's Plan of Salvation (pdf).
All of our resources are free because our desire is for you to understand the glory of the gospel, the truth that Christ Jesus died for you, and for you to respond with repentance toward God and faith in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31; 20:21).
Some are confused about a "Sinner's Prayer." Pastor Sean has written extensively about this idea in an effort to help the church understand the message of the Bible. read more here.
You can also listen to a discussion about the potential heretical ways the sinner's prayer is used in some churches. LISTEN NOW without leaving this webpage or read a transcript of the discussion.
If you have any questions or want to share how you put your faith in Christ, please call the church at 868-5156 to speak with a pastor or email Pastor Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Does It Mean To Be Born Again? by Bill Sturm | Download | This pamphlet is a concise look at what the Bible teaches about being born again.
Now That I Am Born Again What About Baptism? | Download | This workbook is for those who desire to know more about baptism or need to be baptized.
Watch: God's Plan To Save Sinner's From Unquenchable Fire | Mark 9:42-48, 1 Cor 15:1-4
Watch: What G-O-S-P-E-L Did Paul Preach? | Rom 15:15-16
Click on any of the play buttons below to listen to a series of discussions relating to the gospel:
Watch: Sharing the Gospel with Children in Awana