2018 © Woodlawn Baptist Church. All Rights Reserved • 5001 Church Road • Bowie, MD 20720 • 301.464.0433 Pastor: William Tyson • Founder: Dr. Ron Fenwick
ESPAŅOL
There are big questions that haunt all of us. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this - “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” Your relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question.The Bible tells us in I John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you're going! So, here it is in a nutshell: · First, you must understand your need for a personal Saviour. The Bible is very clear that we all have a huge problem called sin. Romans 3:23 says it this way, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This verse simply means that none of us are perfect. Are you willing to admit that? · The problem is this - sin has a high price tag. Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death...” In other words, the price for sin is eternal death apart from God in a place called Hell - not a good thing! Because of our sin, none of us can make it into Heaven alone. · Here's the good news - God sent help! The rest of Romans 6:23 says, “...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Again in Romans 5:8 God says, “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” This leads us to the second step. · You must believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your Saviour! Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, and then voluntarily died on a cross because He loves you. On that cross, He literally paid for all of your sins. He took your blame! He punished Himself for your wrong-doings. What a great gift! · John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God, in His awesome love, came to earth to make a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and given eternal life! · Finally, you must place your full trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In verse ten of that same chapter God says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” He says it's as simple as believing and receiving! It's as simple as asking! If you've never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Saviour, you could do that right now! With Him in your heart, life will make a lot more sense. You could stop right now and sincerely pray something like this:Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God, that You died for my sin, and that You rose again from the dead. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask You now to be my personal Saviour. I'm placing my full trust in You alone, and I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Thank you for keeping Your promise! Amen. You'll never regret that decision! If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision and give you a Bible and some other materials to help you learn more about that new relationship! Give us a call at 301-464-0433 and let us know today!

SALVATION

WHAT IS BAPTISM? The Bible teaches that baptism is a symbol--an outward expression of an inward decision. In the life of every Christian, it is an important first step of obedience to God in which that new child of God declares to others their faith in Christ. Just as a wedding ring identifies a husband with his wife, baptism identifies a Christian with Christ. That identity is in Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 6:3-5 -"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" Baptism not only identifies us with Jesus Christ, but it also identifies us with His local Church and its doctrine. When you are baptized, you become a member of the local Church. Acts 2:41-42 -"Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Is Baptism For Me? The Bible teaches that baptism is for anyone who has personally accepted Christ as their personal Saviour. Baptism does not save or wash away sins. It is simply an outward expression of an inward decision to accept Christ. If you have accepted Christ and never been baptized, you should choose to be baptized as soon as you can. Acts 8:36-37- "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Acts 2:41 "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." Why Should I Be Baptized? There are three Biblical reasons to be baptized. . . 1. Christ Commands It! Matthew 28:19-- "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" 2. Christ Was Our Example! Matthew 3:13- "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him." 3. Believers In The Bible Practiced It! Acts 2:41-- "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:" How Should I Be Baptized? The word baptize literally means to plunge or to dunk. The Bible teaches that you should be baptized in water by immersion rather than by sprinkling. That's because baptism is a picture of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Only immersion pictures this correctly. John 1:26 - "John answered them, saying, I baptize with water:" Mark 1:9-10 - "And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:" Acts 8:38 - "And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him." Romans 6:4-5 - "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" When Should I Be Baptized? In the Bible, baptism always took place right after salvation. Rather than taking a course before you can be baptized, you should choose to be baptized as soon as you can after your salvation. Acts 16:30-31 - "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 2:41 - "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." What If I Am Not Baptized? While baptism is not required for salvation, it is an important step of obedience to Christ. The Christian who refuses to be baptized could be compared to a wife who refuses to accept her wedding ring. How can my relationship with Christ start off right if I refuse to follow Him or if I am ashamed of Him before others? By not being baptized, I am disobeying Christ and actually telling Him that I am ashamed that He is my Saviour. I am missing the blessing of committing myself to Christ through obedience and losing the testimony I might have through my public identification with him. James 4:17 -"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." John 8:31 - "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;" John 15:14 - "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." If you have trusted Christ as you Saviour, we hope that you will choose to make this important first step in your Christian life soon. You won't regret it! Click here if you have not trusted Christ yet >> Plan of Salvation

BAPTISM

ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?!
2018 © Woodlawn Baptist Church. All Rights Reserved • 5001 Church Road • Bowie, MD 20720 • 301.464.0433 Pastor: William Tyson • Founder: Dr. Ron Fenwick
ESPAŅOL
There are big questions that haunt all of us. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this - “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” Your relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question.The Bible tells us in I John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...” The simple truth is God wants you to know where you're going! So, here it is in a nutshell: · First, you must understand your need for a personal Saviour. The Bible is very clear that we all have a huge problem called sin. Romans 3:23 says it this way, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This verse simply means that none of us are perfect. Are you willing to admit that? · The problem is this - sin has a high price tag. Romans 6:23a says, “For the wages of sin is death...” In other words, the price for sin is eternal death apart from God in a place called Hell - not a good thing! Because of our sin, none of us can make it into Heaven alone. · Here's the good news - God sent help! The rest of Romans 6:23 says, “...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Again in Romans 5:8 God says, “But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” This leads us to the second step. · You must believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your Saviour! Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, and then voluntarily died on a cross because He loves you. On that cross, He literally paid for all of your sins. He took your blame! He punished Himself for your wrong-doings. What a great gift! · John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God, in His awesome love, came to earth to make a way for you to be forgiven of your sins and given eternal life! · Finally, you must place your full trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In verse ten of that same chapter God says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” He says it's as simple as believing and receiving! It's as simple as asking! If you've never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Saviour, you could do that right now! With Him in your heart, life will make a lot more sense. You could stop right now and sincerely pray something like this:Lord Jesus, I believe that You are God, that You died for my sin, and that You rose again from the dead. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask You now to be my personal Saviour. I'm placing my full trust in You alone, and I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Thank you for keeping Your promise! Amen. You'll never regret that decision! If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision and give you a Bible and some other materials to help you learn more about that new relationship! Give us a call at 301-464-0433 and let us know today!

SALVATION

WHAT IS BAPTISM? The Bible teaches that baptism is a symbol--an outward expression of an inward decision. In the life of every Christian, it is an important first step of obedience to God in which that new child of God declares to others their faith in Christ. Just as a wedding ring identifies a husband with his wife, baptism identifies a Christian with Christ. That identity is in Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 6:3-5 -"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" Baptism not only identifies us with Jesus Christ, but it also identifies us with His local Church and its doctrine. When you are baptized, you become a member of the local Church. Acts 2:41-42 -"Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Is Baptism For Me? The Bible teaches that baptism is for anyone who has personally accepted Christ as their personal Saviour. Baptism does not save or wash away sins. It is simply an outward expression of an inward decision to accept Christ. If you have accepted Christ and never been baptized, you should choose to be baptized as soon as you can. Acts 8:36-37- "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Acts 2:41 "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." Why Should I Be Baptized? There are three Biblical reasons to be baptized. . . 1. Christ Commands It! Matthew 28:19-- "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" 2. Christ Was Our Example! Matthew 3:13- "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him." 3. Believers In The Bible Practiced It! Acts 2:41-- "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:" How Should I Be Baptized? The word baptize literally means to plunge or to dunk. The Bible teaches that you should be baptized in water by immersion rather than by sprinkling. That's because baptism is a picture of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Only immersion pictures this correctly. John 1:26 - "John answered them, saying, I baptize with water:" Mark 1:9-10 - "And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:" Acts 8:38 - "And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him." Romans 6:4-5 - "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:" When Should I Be Baptized? In the Bible, baptism always took place right after salvation. Rather than taking a course before you can be baptized, you should choose to be baptized as soon as you can after your salvation. Acts 16:30-31 - "And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 2:41 - "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." What If I Am Not Baptized? While baptism is not required for salvation, it is an important step of obedience to Christ. The Christian who refuses to be baptized could be compared to a wife who refuses to accept her wedding ring. How can my relationship with Christ start off right if I refuse to follow Him or if I am ashamed of Him before others? By not being baptized, I am disobeying Christ and actually telling Him that I am ashamed that He is my Saviour. I am missing the blessing of committing myself to Christ through obedience and losing the testimony I might have through my public identification with him. James 4:17 -"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." John 8:31 - "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;" John 15:14 - "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." If you have trusted Christ as you Saviour, we hope that you will choose to make this important first step in your Christian life soon. You won't regret it! Click here if you have not trusted Christ yet >> Plan of Salvation

BAPTISM

ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?!
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