When someone receives Christ, his or her next step is to celebrate that decision publicly through water baptism. Baptism doesn’t make you a believer; it shows you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you; your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate your faith in Christ with family and friends.
Why should you be baptized?
• To follow the example set by Jesus because He encouraged us to do so (Mark 1:9, Matthew 28:19-20).
What is the meaning of baptism?
• It illustrates Christ’s death and resurrection and your new life in Christ (Colossians 2:12, Romans 6:4).
When should you be baptized?
• As soon as you receive Christ (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:35-38).
We want to celebrate every time our children move toward Christ. Some parents might hesitate to encourage their child to be baptized because of a fear the child might not understand what they are doing. Jesus said that unless we receive the kingdom of Heaven like a child, we cannot inherit it (Matthew 18:2-4). How does a child receive the kingdom of Heaven? The answer is simple faith. If you are old enough to believe, you are old enough to receive. To find out more or to schedule an upcoming baptism text the words welcome home to 94000.
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