Plan of Salvation

What it means to be ‘Born Again’.

John 3:5-7 – Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying. ‘You must be born again.’”

Christ’s point is unmistakable: Without the spiritual washing of the soul, a cleansing accomplished only by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” through the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26) – “. . . to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word. . .” without which no one can enter God’s Kingdom.

Even if a physical rebirth were possible, it would produce only flesh. Only the Spirit can produce the spiritual birth required for entrance into God’s Kingdom. Regeneration is entirely His work, unaided by any human effort. (Romans 3:25) – “God presented Him (Jesus Christ) as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. He did this to demonstrate His justice, because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. . .”

The Apostle Paul gives us this wisdom in the Book of Romans to respond to God through Jesus Christ.

1. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” – Romans 3:23.

Everyone is a sinner – there are no exceptions.

2. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23.

Death means separation forever from God and His love through Jesus Christ.

3. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8.

God loved us sinners so much that He gave His son to die for our sins.

4. “That 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.” – Romans 10:9.

To be born again, you must believer that Jesus died for your sins, and state publicly that you accept Him as Lord of your life.

5. “For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” – Romans 10:13.

This is God’s promise to you that if you accept Jesus as Lord, He will accept you.

If you would like to call upon the Lord right now you can by praying this prayer.

“Dear God, I know I have sinned by breaking your laws, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want to be born again and receive new life in Him. I will follow Jesus as my Lord and obey Him in all that I do. In the name of Jesus I pray. AMEN.

If you prayed this prayer – please follow up by making contact with the pastor or someone from Sweetwater or some good Christian friend who can tell you how to get involved with Christian friends and grow in your new life in Christ !

May God Bless !

  • Church Info

    Sweetwater Baptist Church

    16737 HIGHWAY H
    Neosho, MO 64850-8490
    (417) 638-5353
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    Sunday Services & Bible Studies

    Sunday Early Bible Study 8:00 am
    Sunday School – All Ages 9:00 am
    Sunday Church Service 10:00 am

    Sunday Evening

    Sunday Bible Study/Choir 5:30 pm
    Sunday Youth/TeamKids 5:30 pm
    Evening Service 6:30 pm

    Wednesday Evening

    Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm
    Childrens/Youth Study 6:30 pm


    Thomas Casady, II
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  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
    — 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)