Before every baptism we have the privilege to hear stories of how God has saved people in our church and community through the gospel. In order to encourage one another, we will be posting these “gospel stories” after each baptism!
I grew up hearing the gospel but never really payed attention or showed any interest in the gospel. My parents got divorced when I was five years old and being that young I really didn’t understand. My dad moved away with my two older sibling which was really hard on my brother and I. I moved to Campbellsburg, KY with my mom and brother and there my mom met my now step dad. Four years later after switching from different churches we started going to LaGrange Baptist. There I heard the Gospel at a much deeper level and after two years the Lord saved me one Sunday night in 2012. I knew that without out Jesus my life would never be content. I would always be left wanting more. He sacrificed himself and rose again so that my sins could be forgiven and I could have a way to Heaven. I prayed to him and asked him to save me from my sins. After I prayed to God, I went to my mom and told her that I had been saved. She prayed with me and asked me questions. She told me she wanted me to wait to be baptized until I knew for sure I was saved and was showing spiritual fruit. A couple of weeks passed and I still wasn’t baptized. Weeks turned in three years and still not baptized.
Over these past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about my walk with the Lord and through this church and my family I’ve noticed how I haven’t been living a Christian life. I wouldn’t read my Bible, I would go to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and learn about the gospel but would put it aside until the next week. I knew that the life I had been living was not what God nor my parents wanted. Romans 8:38-39 came to mind, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This connects to me because even when sin I will I never be separated from God. I know that living a Christian life is not easy and that I still am going to sin and fall under temptation. I want to give the Lord my all and not pick and choose parts of the gospel. I want to live a life striving to be like the Lord in all I do and say.
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