Water Baptism

 

baptismWater Baptism is a great celebration and one of the foundations of experiencing a victorious life in Christ. See our Events Calendar for the next baptism date.

Why should I be baptized?

– Baptism identifies you with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It signifies your death to your old life and marks your new identity in Christ.  It is also a public declaration of your new birth and faith in the finished work of Jesus.

– It is a part of the church’s calling to make disciples.

Mat 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

– Baptism is our public declaration that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

What is the meaning of baptism?

– Baptism reminds us of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Rom 6:3 as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death.

– Baptism declares that we have died to our old nature and starting a new life.

Rom 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

– Baptism shows that we are now part of a new family of believers.

Why should I be baptized under water?

– The Greek word baptizo means to baptize; to immerse, or to go under water.

– Jesus came up from the water, and all baptisms in Acts were through immersion.

Mat 3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water.

– Baptism in water symbolizes the burial of the old and resurrection of a new life.

Who should be baptized? When?

– Everyone who believes should be baptized once they received Jesus as Lord.

Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized.

Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.

Where should I be baptized?

– Biblical baptism took place in various bodies of water like rivers, oceans, or pools.

Who should do the baptizing?

– Disciples of Jesus Christ; churches designate disciples to baptize new believers.

What should I do after I have been baptized?

– Get involved in your local church so that you can grow in faith as a child of God.

Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism.