Being baptized is an important step for a Christian. It is an outward display of the inward commitment to follow Jesus.
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Why Be Baptized?
1. Because you want to follow Christ's example
Mark 1:9 "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river."
2. Because Christ commanded it.
Matthew 28:19-20 "Jesus said, `Go then, to all people everywhere and make them My disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.'"
3. Because it shows you are a believer.
1 John 2:3 "...many of the Corinthians who heard Him believed and were baptized."
The Meaning Of Baptism
1. It is a symbol of Christ's burial and resurrection
Colossians 2:12 "For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism
you were also raised with Christ."
2. It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian.
Romans 6:4 "By our baptism then we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that just as
Christ was raised from the dead also we might live a new life!"
Baptism does not make you a believer, it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - it's the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.
Who Should Be Baptized?
Every person who has made the decision to make Jesus the leader of their life. The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.
Acts 2:41 "Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized."
Will I Have To Say Anything and How Does It Work?
The week before your baptism we will film a short video of you briefly sharing your story of coming to know Christ and what that has meant to you. At the beginning of the baptism service, the pastor will briefly explain the meaning of baptism and then we will show your video before you enter the water to be baptized. The pastor will briefly lower you just under the water,
and then you will leave the water, dry off, and watch with others.
We are so happy that you desire to follow the Lord's example in baptism!