July 23, 2017
If you are interested in being baptized, please let us know by registering. We will contact you to confirm your water baptism date, give instructions, provide invitations, and make sure you receive your free baptism T-shirt.
Why be baptized?
The Bible gives us 4 main reasons:
- Obedience (Matthew 28:19)
- A sign of entering covenant (Colossians 2:11-12)
- A spiritual, sacramental event (Romans 6:4)
- A testimony and commitment
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has believed in Christ as Lord and Savior.
- “Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized…” (Acts 2:41).
- “Simon himself believed and was baptized” (Acts 8:13).
- “But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News…and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women” (Acts 8:12).
When should I be baptized?
As soon as you have believed.
- “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day” (Acts 2:41).
“Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture 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. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?’ And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him” (Acts 8:35-38).
Can my family and friends be baptized together?
Yes! If each person fully understands the meaning of baptism and each one has personally placed his or her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family or group tradition.
For teaching by Pastor Ed Crenshaw on baptism, check out the following video.
Click here for a full sermon from Pastor Ed Crenshaw on Baptism.