Baptism at NewSpring – part 1

NewSpring will be having our next Baptism Service next Saturday, February 9th at 5pm.

If you are a Christ Follower, and you have never been baptized by immersion after receiving Christ, then we would love for you to join us for our next Baptism Service.

To sign up, all you need to do is go to the baptism page on our website and fill out a baptism registration form.  This page also has one of Perry’s messages that you can listen to on baptism.

We get asked often about what we believe about baptism at NewSpring.  Here is part of our baptism facts sheet that we offer to people to help them understand what Scripture says on this issue.  Here is the first part of that form…

I. Why Should I Be Baptized?

A. To follow the example set by Christ.

“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” (Mark1:9)

B. Because Christ commanded it.

“Jesus, said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciple, baptize them in the name of the   Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’” (Matthew 28:19-20)

II. What Is The Meaning Of Baptism?

A. It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

“Christ died for our sins. . . He was buried…and He rose again.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4)

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”             (Colossians 2:12)

B. It illustrates my new life as a Christian.

“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside.  The old life has passed away             and a new life has begun!” (II Corinthians 5:17)

“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)

C. Baptism doesn’t make you a Christian.  Only faith in Christ does that (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the symbol and outward sign of the covenant you have entered into.

 

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