Save the date - 7th November, Baptismal service
On Sunday, 7th November we will hold a Baptismal service. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest in getting baptised.
What is Baptism? If the meaning of baptism could be boiled down to one word, that word would be identification. Baptism speaks primarily of a personal, public identification with Jesus Christ.
How Baptism Relates to Jesus?
- It means we have turned from the old life of sin to a new life in Jesus Christ.
- It means we are publicly identifying with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
- It means we are openly joining the ranks of those who believe in Christ.
Do Christians Need to Be Baptised? Our Savior commands us to follow His example in all things, including baptism: Matthew 28:19 says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." At the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus chose to be baptised. John the Baptist was calling the Jewish people to confess their sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion in the Jordan River. Sinless Jesus joined the crowd at the river and asked John to baptise Him. The Lord chose to affiliate Himself with sinful man. When we follow His example in the waters of baptism, we're publicly confessing our faith in the Savior and identifying ourselves with Him.
Why Is It Important for Christians to Be Baptised? It's the initial rite of the Christian's obedience, but it also is a sign that builds up the faith, not only of the person being baptised, but of the rest of the Church community, is they ... They're watching the gospel and they're hearing the gospel sloshing around in the water. Jesus has given that to us because he knows we need to see it, we need to experience it, we need to be reminded of it.
And every time we see baptism, we're reminded we're at war, and we're to take this gospel to the ends of the earth, discipling the nations and baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.