baptism

Interested in being baptized?

Jesus gave His followers the command to “make disciples,” and one of the key components of that disciple-making process was the “baptizing” of those disciples.

Our next Believer Baptism will be on Sunday, October 15.

Jesus paved the way for us by being baptized Himself.  The Bible teaches us in Romans 6 that baptism is a picture of what happened to Jesus.  As a person is immersed into the water, a person is identifying with the death of Jesus, and acknowledging that Jesus paid the debt for his or her sin.  When the person comes out of the water, it is a symbolic representation of Jesus’ resurrection. By being baptized a person is saying, I have already placed my personal faith in Jesus Christ.  I have repented of my sin, received the forgiveness of God which Jesus provided in His death.  I am also by faith claiming the gift of eternal life, which Jesus provided by His resurrection from the dead.

Baptism is a powerful picture of what Jesus did for us on the cross and through an empty tomb!  It is a public witness of something that has already transpired in one’s heart.  By being baptized a person is telling all family and friends and the world of his or her allegiance to Jesus Christ.

Water baptism does not make a person a Christian.  It simply declares that a person has already become a Christian.  Water baptism is not a requirement of salvation, but it is an important act of obedience and submission.