Three reasons to be baptized this Sunday.

One of the questions I'm often asked is, "I was baptized as a baby; do I need to be baptized again?". 

The answer is yes! As a baby, you had no idea what was going on, but now you choose to be baptized as an adult because YOU are deciding to follow Jesus. In some ways, you honor your parent's desire for you when they had you baptized as a baby. They wanted you to know and love God, and being baptized as an adult honors their desire for you. 

There are also 3 other reasons:

  • First and foremost, we follow the example set by Jesus himself. Before he began his public ministry, Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. Think about it. If God's own Son was baptized to show his commitment to his Father and his Father's mission on earth, then shouldn't that be reason enough for us to follow suit?

  • Second, Another reason to get baptized is to demonstrate the change that has occurred in our lives. "In baptism, we show that we have been saved from death and doom by the resurrection of Christ; not because our bodies are washed clean by the water but because in being baptized we are turning to God and asking Him to cleanse our hearts from sin" (1 Peter 3:21 TLB).

  • Finally, baptism is a public declaration of the personal commitment we've made. It's the natural, logical outcome of our decision to trust Jesus.

You can be baptized this Sunday right after the 10:30 am service. Sign up here!

See you on Sunday,