Baptism is a way of “going public” with your faith in Jesus Christ. It’s the next step on your pilgrimage after you trust Christ as Lord and Savior. –A beautiful picture for a beautiful sacrifice. [LISTEN TO A RECENT SERMON ON BAPTISM HERE]
Why Be Baptized?
Jesus instructed us to be baptized. Baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Restoration because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
To Follow the Example Set by Jesus:
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. (Mark 1:9)
Jesus Himself Commanded It:
Then Jesus said to them, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
To Publicly Demonstrate That A Person Is A Believer:
And many … who heard him believed and were baptized. (Acts 18:8)
To Openly Demonstrate Obedience to Jesus Christ:
Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46)
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him.
Every quarter we hold a baptism class immediately following our Sunday gathering. This time is used to discover, question and pray concerning taking the next step into the water of believers baptism. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org