“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” Acts 22:16
What is Baptism?
When Christians are baptized, they fulfill the command of Jesus (Matt. 28:19–20), are submerged in water to identify with the death of Jesus, and rise out of the water to identify with his resurrection (Rom. 6:1–10; Col. 2:12).
This identification with the death, burial, and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe in faith that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.
Who Should Be Baptized?
If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be baptized as a public profession of your faith in him.
If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, you can learn more about him, say a prayer to invite him into your life, and to talk with a Christian friend or a church leader about it. We then invite you to be baptized to make a public profession of your faith.
What to Expect
As you possibly have watched baptisms of other family and loved ones, you’ll see each person about to be baptized talking with one of the church leaders prior to being dunked. They’re answering basic questions such as:
- “Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?”
- “Do you believe that your sin has separated you from God?”
- “Have you repented of that sin?”
- “Do you believe that Jesus died and rose, conquering Satan, sin, and death?”
- “Then we baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Ready? Want to be baptized on the beach in July?
Our next Beach Baptism is on Sunday, July 22 at 6 PM at Sand Key Beach. We will gather, people will profess their faith and get dunked. If you’re ready to be baptized, sign up by emailing Pastor Stephen at Stephen@VintageGraceFL.com