What is Baptism?
Baptism is your public testimony of what Christ has done in your life as a Christ-follower. It is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection! Baptism is your public identification with Christ. When you are Baptized, you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life. No matter what your age or background, Baptism is a natural and important step in your journey as a Christ-follower. If you follow Christ and you’ve not experienced Baptism, it is your NEXT STEP!
what connect church believes
At Connect Church we do not believe that Baptism “saves” you- but it is very important in the life of every Believer. It’s a symbol of both your commitment to Christ and to His church. Out of obedience to Jesus, we require that those desiring church membership experience Baptism by immersion. We practice Baptism by immersion. We believe Baptism by immersion most accurately conveys Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Therefore, immersion is our only practice.
Why be Baptized?
THERE ARE TWO GREAT REASONS TO BE BAPTIZED!
1. TO FOLLOW JESUS’ EXAMPLE.
“At the time Jesus came from Nazareth and was Baptized by John in the river.” (Mark 1:9)
2. BECAUSE JESUS COMMANDS IT.
“Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
“Peter replied, ’Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)
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