Why be baptized?
Because you want to follow Christ’s example. – Mark 1:9
Because Christ commanded it. – Matthew 28:19-20
Because it shows you are a believer. – Acts 18:8
Because obeying Christ’s command shows you know Him. – 1 John 2:3
What is the meaning of Baptism?
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 you heart. – Ephesians 2:8,9
It is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. – 1 Corinthians 15:3,4 Colossians 2:12
It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 6:4
How are we to be baptized?
Like Jesus was baptized – by being immersed in water – Matthew 3:16
Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion under water. – Acts 8:38, 39
The word “Baptize” literally means “to dip under water.”
It is the best way to picture a burial and resurrection
Who should we be baptized?
Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ. – Acts 2:41 – Acts 8:12 – Acts 8:13
The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.
When are we to be baptized?
As soon as you have believed! You shouldn’t delay. – Acts 2:41 Acts 8:36-39
Contact Pastor Kurt or Pastor Valerie on Baptism classes available for children, youth and adults.