Next Baptism Date: November 17 at 10:30am service
What is baptism?
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It’s a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34).
Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about!
Who should be baptized?
Only those people that have received Christ as their savior to follow Him with their life should be baptized (Acts:8:12). It is one of the first acts of obedience in a new Christian’s life. If someone is unwilling to be baptized after receiving Christ, one may wonder if they truly have the abiding Holy Spirit within in order to walk in obedience with the Lord.
Why do we baptize?
First, we baptize new believers because Jesus submitted Himself to John to be baptized in the Jordan River to express obedience to His Father and demonstrate for us how to follow Him. Secondly, we baptize because it is the Biblical pattern in the book of Acts. (Acts 2:41) says that whenever people received God’s word or saved, they were baptized.