Baptism reflects your step of faith to trust and follow Jesus. It is a moment that symbolizes that you are ... Brand New!
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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection: “Christ died for our sins…He was buried…and He rose again.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
It illustrates my new life as a Christian: “When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
To follow the example of Jesus: “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” (Mark 1:9)
Because Jesus commanded it: “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 that I have commanded you.'” (Matthew 28:19-20)
WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
As soon as you have believed. Acts 8:12 says, “But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the names of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”
WHY BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
Every person who has believed in Jesus Christ. A believer is someone who has realized that their sin has separated them from God. They have given up all efforts to reach God through good works or religious activity. They have concluded that Jesus’ death on the cross for their sins is the only thing that can bridge the gap between them and God. A believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone for their salvation. If you have come to that point in your spiritual journey, then you are ready to be baptized! (Acts 2:41; 8:12-13)
WHAT ABOUT CHILD AND INFANT BAPTISM?
The New Testament shows no example of baptism when the person did not request it. All instances of baptism followed an individual’s decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation (Acts 2:41; 8:12; 10:47-48). At Journey, we wait until the child is old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. When a child makes the decision for Christ, we gladly baptize them into the Christian faith. We also believe that if you have not experienced adult baptism, even though you have experienced baptism as an infant, the full meaning and significance of baptism has yet to take place in your life. We strongly encourage you to be baptized as an adult believer!
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Baptism is a step of obedience after you name Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. When we are baptized, we are declaring our new association as a follower of Jesus.
Are you ready to place your trust. inJesus?
It’s a way of saying, I'm going public with who I'm identifying with. When we are baptized, we are associating with the message and the person of Jesus Christ.
Are you ready to get baptized?
When we are baptized, it is a powerful image of our old self being buried. And when you emerge out of the water you are a brand new person.
Do you still have questions?
Do you have questions about baptism? Do you want to learn more and get your questions answered? Then jump into our Digital group. Thursday, March 30th at 7 pm