Have you ever been baptized? Do you know the meaning of baptism? Take a step of faith to make an outward declaration of being made new in Christ!
Join us on Wednesday, September 25, for our last baptism of the year and invite your family and friends to be a part of this amazing event.
Food and Fellowship begins at 6:00 PM and Baptisms begin at 7:00 PM.
We'll have the pizza cart fired up and baking fresh pizza for $1 a slice with $.50 drinks. Don’t forget your chairs.
Baptism is not a personal choice, but a command for believers. Jesus established water baptism as an ordinance when He gave the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16).
WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM?
Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It gives evidence of the inner change that has already occurred in the believer's life, when he or she was "born again" through faith in Jesus Christ.
WHY SHOULD WE BE BAPTIZED?
We are to be baptized because Jesus Christ commanded it (Matthew 28:19), and because we love the Lord. Jesus said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15). Throughout the book of Acts, we read how the early church gave importance to water baptism (2:41; 8:12,38; 9:18; 10:47-48; 16:15,33; 19:3-5).
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
All born-again believers in Jesus Christ and only believers should be baptized. (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 16:31-33; 18:8)
SHOULD INFANTS AND CHILDREN BE BAPTIZED?
After Peter spoke at Pentecost, "those who gladly received his word [in its entirety] were baptized" (Acts 2:41, emphasis added). In the New Testament, every instance in which a person was baptized and his or her identity was given, that person was an adult. In light of Scripture, infant baptism must be ruled out, because infants cannot receive the Word of God and understand it. However, infants are to be dedicated to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:26-28). Children may be baptized if they receive and understand God's Word.