Baptism

_DSC0059aWHY DO WE BAPTIZE?

  • To follow the example of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Matthew 3:16-17
  • To follow the command of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Matthew 28:19-20
  • To give public testimony of “who” you are and “whose” you are.

Baptism is a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As you are standing in the water, it provides a picture of His life. As you are lowered into the water, it symbolizes His death. His resurrection from the dead is beautifully illustrated as you are raised up from the water. There is also another picture portrayed during baptism! While standing in the water, you represent your old life before Christ. As you are placed below the water, you will identify with Christ’s sacrifice, death, and burial to purchase your salvation. When you are brought out of the water, you are raised to walk a new life with Christ as His disciple!

WHEN DO WE BAPTIZE?
A person should be baptized after placing their faith in the Lord for salvation.  Acts 8:12

In Acts 2:41, God’s Word was preached, three thousand believed in Jesus, and they were immediately baptized in obedience to Him and His command.  Acts 2:41

HOW DO WE BAPTIZE?
Baptism comes from the word, baptizois, which means to “dip completely.” Mark 1:9-10  and  Acts 8:38-39

THE BLESSINGS OF SALVATION
Salvation is a gift from God and not something you earned. It is unconditional and permanent. A key issue as believers is the assurance of our salvation. God wants us to know that we are saved. Here are some additional verses that assure us of God’s love and eternal security. 2 Corinthians 5:17  and  Ephesians 2:8-9  and  1 John 5:11-13

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