“As soon as JESUS was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the SPIRIT OF GOD descending like a dove and alighting on him.”
If you’ve accepted Christ into your life and haven’t yet been baptized, we will have an opportunity for you.
ADULTS: Feb 16 – 11:30 am & 5:30 pm.
Feb 23 – 11:30 am.
KIDS: Feb 16 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm.
Feb 23 – 1:00 pm.
Baptisms will be held on Sunday, February 23 at 4:30 pm
Water Baptism According to the New Testament
WHY BE BAPTIZED?
You should be baptized because you want to follow Christ’s example.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” Mark 1:9
You should be baptized because Christ commanded it.
Jesus said, “Go then, to all people everywhere and make them My disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20
You should be baptized because it shows you are a believer.
“…many of the Corinthians who heard Him believed and were baptized.” Acts 18:8
You should be baptized because obeying Christ’s command shows you know Him.
“We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands.” 1 John 2:3
WHEN ARE YOU TO BE BAPTIZED?
There is no reason to delay. As soon as a person believes in Christ, he can and should be baptized.
“Those who believed…were baptized…that day.”
“Then Philip began with the Scriptures and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said,‘Look here is water! Why shouldn’t I be baptized right now?’ Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may.’ The official answered ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’ Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.”
BAPTISM BY IMMERSION
We believe in the immersion style of baptism. If you have been baptized by sprinkling of Holy water or oil and you have recently made a personal commitment to follow Christ, we recommend you be baptized by immersion.
CAN MY FAMILY BE BAPTIZED TOGETHER?
Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment.
The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to be sure they have made a personal decision to follow Christ.