The Day of Your Baptism
- Wear dark clothes to maintain modesty
- Bring a change of clothes and a towel
- Feel free to invite anyone you want to come watch!
After the baptisms, we’ll take time to pray with everyone who has been baptized. Be open to what God wants to say to you during that time! Sometimes people have words from God that they will share with you during this time.
If you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit, but would like to, this would be a good time to ask for people to pray with you for that!
Scripture to Study
Romans chapter 6 is a great chapter to read in preparation for baptism.
- Baptism is like you are going through a reenactment of how Christ died, was buried, and resurrected.
- As Christ died, your “old self” dies.
- As Christ was resurrected, your “brand new self” is alive!
- Because of Christ’s death and resurrection:
- Death no longer has power over you!
- Sin no longer has power over you!
- So then, make it your practice to live this way: As someone who is no longer a slave to sin!
Does Baptism Make Me Saved?
Baptism is connected to salvation, and in the New Testament people were often baptized immediately after they put their faith in Christ. However, we believe that putting your faith in Christ is the only thing necessary for salvation. See John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:31.
Baptism in Water, Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Repentance and faith in God for salvation, baptism in water, baptism in the Holy Spirit: all three often happened close together in the early church. Be open to also receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit when you are baptized in water!