New to Lighthouse? Not sure about faith? Here’s what to expect from visiting us!
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Lighthouse meet on Sundays each week at 10.30am in our building on Church Road, Formby.
Our Sunday morning services are relaxed and informal, and you’re sure of a warm welcome when you join us. Here’s a quick checklist for your first visit.
WHO IS JESUS?
Are you exploring who Jesus is and what He means to you? Below is a great resource to help you discover more about who Jesus is and what Christianity is all about (opens in new window).
Salvation is being saved or rescued from the penalty of sin. We are all sinners, and the consequence of sin is death … not just physical death, but eternal separation from God. To be saved from your sin and become a Christian, you must do three things:
You have made the most important decision of your life, choosing to follow Jesus. As a new believer, you can expect to have new attitudes and desires. You may need to replace some old habits and patterns with new activities that will help you to grow your new life in Christ. Growth takes time, but it begins—right now—where you are.
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we have as a child of God. Just think, the God of all creation wants to hear from you! You can call on the Lord any hour of the day or night and He will listen. It doesn’t matter to God if your prayers are eloquent or flowery, it matters only that you pray with a pure and sincere heart.
The Bible will tell you everything you need to know in order to grow in your spiritual life. Because God speaks through His Word, you will get to know Him better and learn what pleases Him. As you obey His Word, you will grow strong and begin to see positive changes in your life.
Church plays a vital role in your spiritual growth. Fellowship with other Christians will keep you spiritually active and give you much needed encouragement and support. Church provides you with instruction from God’s Word and gives you the training and opportunity to use your God-given gifts and abilities. If you need help finding a church, we can put you in touch with a local church close to you, or to invite you along to meet us here at Formby Elim.
A sure sign of a changed heart is the desire to live for God. What does this mean? It means that you want to please God and to obey Him as best you know how. You will begin to filter your thoughts and actions through God’s Word in order to become a reflection of Jesus Christ.
Good news is hard to keep to yourself! God wants you to share your newfound faith with others. You don’t have to wait until you’re an expert in the Bible to witness to others. You can share what you know—your own story of what Jesus has done for you.
Being a Christian is not always easy. There will be times when you’ll feel pressured to back down or give in. When you became a child of God, you also became an enemy of the devil; and he will try to tempt you into disobeying God. It isn’t a sin to be tempted, even Jesus experienced temptation (see Luke 4: 1-3) but giving in to the temptation is sin. Christians will experience times of testing and trials, but God promises to be with us and give us the strength we need to get through hard times.