Baptism Sign-Up

In the Old Testament, “baptism” was the ceremonial washings of items and people (like priests: see Numbers 4:3; Luke 3:23). In the New Testament, John the Baptist was called by God to baptize to “pave the way for Christ.” This was a baptism of repentance, a way to prepare each heart for the coming of the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. This washing was seen as a cleansing, a removal of things old and stepping into a new way of life.

Why Baptism?
Jesus commands us to baptize disciples into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20). He allowed himself to be baptized by John so that we would follow his example (Matthew 3:13-15). The apostles practiced baptism (Acts 2:38) and the early church obeyed Christ’s command (Acts 16:33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:11-12).

If you have given your life to Jesus and asked him to be your Savior, then you have taken the first step toward building a whole and free relationship with God. Baptism follows this commitment because you are telling other people about the commitment you have made! Through baptism you will publicly declare your relationship with Jesus!