In two weeks (9/19/10) we’ll be having baptisms at actionchurch. I am so excited for those of you who have already committed to take your faith in Christ public on that morning. If you are considering being baptized here are a few things to consider.
What Baptism is:
An external symbol of an internal change.
A way to publicly declare that you are now a follower of Jesus Christ.
An act of obedience to scripture.
A way to celebrate that your old life is dead and buried (beneath the water) and a brand new life has begun.
What Baptism is not:
A “ticket to heaven” (being baptized without turning from your sins and putting your faith in Jesus to guide you through life is sort of like putting on a wedding ring and having a ceremony without actually committing to the one you marry…it may “fool” some people-but not the one you are “marrying”.)
A way to “wash your sins away”. (Jesus already did that if you have received his gift of atonement.)
A way to join actionchurch.
Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:37-38
Like to know more about baptism at actionchurch? email@example.com