On Sunday, February 1, 2015, three individuals were baptized at Crossing Church: Joe Allen, Sarah Simpson, and Anna Grace Lawson. Two of their stories are below.
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Sarah Simpson (Age 11) Writes:
When I was about 5-10 years old, I wanted to go to church just for fun. When my family started Crossing Church, I wanted to start learning and understanding the gospel. One day I realized that my heart and attitude had changed, and Jesus had paid for my sins. I am a new person, and I am a child of God. Jesus is now my Lord.
Anna Grace Lawson (Age 9) Writes:
My parents have always taught me about the gospel, but I never really understood what it meant until one day I was really mad and could not control my anger. That is when I realized that I could not do it by myself. Jesus had to help me!
On that day, I understood what my parents had been trying to teach me.
I realized that I was a sinner and that God hates sin. I can not earn salvation. Jesus already earned everything I need by dying on the cross for my sins. I know I can not save myself, so I am trusting Jesus to do it for me. Romans 10:9 says:
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I wanted to be baptized today as a symbol to show that Jesus has washed away my sins.