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While we are currently pausing in-church gatherings, we encourage you to join with us on Facebook Live each Sunday for regular service. We also encourage you to check in throughout the week as we are updating the site frequently.
New to Poplar Heights?
We are happy to have you. Read about what to expect, when worship services are, and how to have questions answered about the church.
Contact and Directions
Poplar Heights Baptist Church is located at 1980 Hollywood Dr. Jackson, TN 38305.
Services During COVID-19
You can find our regular service times and schedule below. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are operating under an abbreviated schedule. August the 2nd is when Sunday morning worship gatherings will be in person again on the church campus. We will meet in the Sanctuary, at 10:15AM. We encourage you to show up early to give time to go through the check in process to be admitted into the facility. We will be following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks while on the church campus and during in building gatherings. You can also join us on YouTube or Facebook and watch the sermon live. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday Night Gathering Again Fellowship
We are excited to begin gathering for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study again on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00pm. We will have a BBQ fellowship meal free of charge for all who attend Wednesday night. We ask that you RSVP email@example.com no later than 5:00pm on Monday, 9/7/20 so that we have an accurate count for ordering food. As always, we will wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines to the best of our abilities. Thank you and we excited to see you again on Wednesday nights at 6pm.
The word the Bible uses for salvation means to be rescued or delivered from something. So what then are we being rescued/delivered from? There are at least three answers to this question. We are rescued from the rule of Satan, captivity to the sinful nature, and delivered from the power of death. Ultimately, as a result of salvation, we are delivered from the eternal penalty of sin which is eternal separation from God in Hell.
WHY DO WE NEED TO BE SAVED?
We need salvation because we all sin and live in disobedience to God. Sin is disobedience to God and his commands. It is missing the mark of what God expects from our lives. As a result of our sinful disobedience, we are separated from God. Salvation restores the sinner to a right relationship with God. The eternal penalty of sin is death, referring to eternal separation from God in Hell. We need salvation in order to escape the eternal penalty for our sin.
WHO CAN BE SAVED?
ANYONE can saved! Jesus’ death on the cross was for the sins of the world! There is no such thing as a person that is too sinful for Jesus to save. Salvation is possible for anyone. We all have the hope of salvation because of God’s grace in sending his son Jesus to pay for our sins through his death on the cross and guarantee eternal life by his resurrection. The real question is not so much who can be saved, rather it is who will be saved? Only those who trust in Jesus will be saved. Since forgiveness of your sins has been provided for through Jesus’ death on the cross, and since he overcome the grave for you by his resurrection, your salvation has been made possible. Why not take the next step and trust in Jesus to forgive you of your sins, bring you back into a right relationship with the Father, and give you the assurance of eternal life?
HOW CAN YOU RECEIVE SALVATION?
By sending Jesus to pay for our sins through his death on the cross, God has acted in GRACE toward us. Grace is God giving us what we cannot earn and do not deserve, i.e., forgiveness of our sin so that we can have a right relationship with him. We do no deserve this forgiveness, nor can we earn it. The price for our sins is fully satisfied in Jesus and his death. So how do you receive the forgiveness Jesus provides for you by his death?
TRUST in him. This is faith. Trust that his death actually does pay for your sins and satisfy all that God requires. Trust that you have now been forgiven and set free from the rule of Satan and delivered from captivity to sin. Trust that his resurrection assures you of an eternity free from the eternal penalty of sin.
CONFESS that you are a sinner and that you need Jesus to be your savior and Lord. Confession means you move to a place of agreement with God. In confession you agree with him about your sins, your need for forgiveness, and you agree with him that you need and accept Jesus as your Lord and savior.
REPENTANCE becomes a new way of life. Repentance means you have a change of mind about the direction of you life. Before salvation, your life was moving away from God in a pattern of sinfulness. When you receive salvation, having trusted in Jesus and agreed with God about your sins and need for a savior, it is now only natural that your life begin to move in a new direction due to the change of mind your new relationship with Jesus brings into your life. The change of mine leads to a change of heart which brings about a change of direction in life. This is repentance. When you stop living in sin and begin honor God by obeying him in that area of your life, you have experienced repentance.
A SUGGESTED PRAYER
Lord, I agree with you that I am a sinner and that I need you to be my Savior and my Lord. I trust that your death on the cross truly has paid the price for all my sins and that your resurrection guarantees me eternal life with you in Heaven. Help me to now turn from my sin and live in obedience to you. Thank you for the grace you have shown to me in saving me. AMEN!
If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior today, we would like to know about it so we can help you grow in your relationship with Christ and your understanding of what it means to live the christian life. Please let us know of your decision by reaching out to us through the contact options available here. If you live in the area, we would invite you to come join with us in worship at any of our regularly scheduled services. You can find our service times and schedule at the bottom of this page. It is our prayer that you soon unite yourself with a strong christian church family and grow in you new walk with Christ.