God’s Simple Plan of Salvation


First, one must realize their inability to be “good enough” for heaven, and thereby their need of a Savior.

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23a

“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”Revelation 20:14, 15

Second, one must realize the answer to humanity’s dilemma and the source of salvation are found only in Jesus.

“…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23b

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9

Third, one must act on this knowledge of sin and Jesus being the only source of salvation.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” John 1:12

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

Four, pray to God putting your trust in Jesus to save you. 

Sample prayer: “Dear God, I confess I am a sinner. I acknowledge my punishment of eternal death because of sin. I know I can do nothing to escape my sin and need the mercy and grace of your salvation. I turn away from my sin and receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus died and rose again from the grave to provide salvation from my sin. Lord teach me how to live my life according to your will. Amen.”

Fifth, if you just received Jesus as your Savior, praise God! Welcome to God’s family! I encourage you to let us know and to unite with fellow believers in a local church. We welcome you to come to God’s church here at First Baptist Church – Stanton. It’s essential to read God’s word, pray, and participate weekly in Sunday worship gathering. God also desires that we become involved in other ministries like Sunday school, Bible studies, and more.

If you are already a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and if you do not regularly attend a local church, then we gladly invite you to become involved here at First Baptist Church.

  • Church Info

    Sunday Services
    9:45am  Sunday School for All – currently via Zoom
    11:00am  Morning Worship Service
    6:00pm  Evening Service – currently suspended

    Weekly Opportunities
    10:00am Wed – Men’s Bible Study
    9:00am Fri – Ladies’ Bible Study
    6:00pm 1st & 3rd Thr – Ladies’ Bible Study

    Pastor:  Shane Vande Vrede
    We strive to be a growing gathering of unified believers who worship God, help each other grow in our faith, and spread the grace of Jesus Christ to our community and the world. We want to Know, Gain, and be Found in Christ. This is how we Live Life with Purpose!

    Note: To comply with recommended health and safety precautions, we implemented a number of practices including disinfecting surfaces, 6′ social distancing, and wearing masks indoors. Our three Bible studies and our church boards now gather together in-person. We still conduct one S.S. class via Zoom. All other ministries remain suspended for the time being: nursery, Jr. Church, evening services, movie nights, potluck meals, and events.

    We continue to provide Sunday Worship and Bible Bites videos on our YouTube channel for those unable to attend in-person. Click the following link to access all our videos

    May God bless you, keep you, and give you his peace!

    First Baptist Church – Stanton
    134 N. Lincoln Street
    P.O. Box 788
    Stanton, MI  48888
    (989) 831-4112
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