Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and our new identity in Christ.
Once you have received Jesus Christ to be your Savior and Lord, baptism is your next step. By being baptized, you are showing those around you (your church, your family, your friends, etc.) that you are committed to following Jesus. You are celebrating the new life that God has given you and the promise from God that you will be with Him forever.
When you decide to follow Jesus, it is a defining moment in your life. Baptism becomes a significant way to mark that moment, to put your stake in the ground and publicly declare that you are devoting to walking with and living for Jesus, no turning back.
Baptism also a way for the whole church community to support you in that decision and celebrate with you. And seriously, it’s one of our favorite things because it’s a celebration of your new life in Christ.
Much like a wedding ceremony serves as a public celebration of a commitment that a husband and wife make to one another, baptism is a public celebration of a new-found commitment that an individual makes to God. When a person makes the decision to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are ready to be baptized.
- Read Matthew 3:16-17 and 28:18-20
- Read Acts 2:41 and 8:12