Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Why You Need to be Baptized
1. Act of Obedience
a. Throughout the New Testament water baptism was practiced following conversion. This was done in direct response to Jesus’ command. Christians everywhere are to preach and then baptize those who believe. Therefore, everyone who becomes a Christian needs to be baptized out of obedience to God.
2. Statement of Faith
a. Water baptism is an outward statement of one’s belief in Christ’s atonement for our sins, the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit to guide and influence our lives, and the only means for gaining clear, guilt free conscience toward God.
3. Public Testimony
a. In the New Testament we see baptism practiced publicly. It was a very powerful and meaningful way to fulfill Jesus’ promise: “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.”