Going Public – Baptism

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Baptism is an important step in the life of a Christian. The New Testament teaches that new believers were baptized directly after they received Jesus. Baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ.

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19 (NASB)

Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism

What is the Meaning of Baptism?

The meaning behind baptism is two-fold:

1. It Illustrates Christ’s Burial & Resurrection.
“Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.” Colossians 2:12 (NIV)

2. It Illustrates My New Life in Christ.
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4 (NIV)

*Baptism does not make you a Christ-follower. It shows that you already are one. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it is the outward symbol of a commitment you make in your heart.

Why Should I Be Baptized?

Scripture lists at least three reasons why every believer should be baptized:

1. To Follow the Example Set By Jesus.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John
in the Jordan.” Mark 1:9 (NIV)

If Jesus, who was the sinless, perfect Son of God, submitted himself to baptism and obeyed his Father, just to set the example for us, then we should willingly do the same and follow his example.

2. Because Jesus Commands It.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)

3. It Demonstrates that You Really are a Believer.
“And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.”
1 John 2:3 (NLT)

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