What baptism is
- Die to one’s old self (going down into the water)
- Are buried with Christ (being under the water)
- Rise again in new life (being lifted out of the water) (Romans 6:3-4)
What baptism is not
The effect of baptism
For the individual, baptism is identification with Christ’s church (Acts 8:12) and to Christ Himself (Colossians 2:12).
For the church, baptism is an encouragement that God is still working in our world. He is daily bringing more into His family/church (1 Corinthians 12:13), and this is to be celebrated.
Within the larger culture, baptism shows how our faith in Christ, even in the face of verbal or physical persecution, is bigger than any suffering and trial we may face because of our faith (1 Thessalonians 1:4-6).
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