We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
we too might walk in newness of life.
Water baptism does not save us or wash away our sins but follows our faith and is loaded with symbolism and meaning:
- We identify with Jesus - Just as Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was resurrected proving his victory over death, through water baptism we identify with Jesus and the new life we have in Him.
- We express our faith in Jesus - Faith by itself is invisible until it is expressed. Baptism is a tangible expression and public declaration that an inward change has taken place and that we are followers of Jesus.
- We desire to obey Jesus - Because identification and expression are important elements of following Jesus, Jesus calls us to be baptised. One of the last things He told his disciples was to baptise those that put their faith in Him.
If you have never identified with Jesus in this way, want to express your faith in Jesus, and obey Jesus by being baptized, we'd love to hear from you.
Please fill out this form to indicate your desire to be baptized (or learn more about it) and share with us how Jesus has made a difference in your life.