|(Ally Davis getting ready to be baptized)|
1) I am proud to be a part of a church that baptizes
When we baptize people it tells me that life change is happening in the person; it also tells me that people are giving their lives to Christ! When I read the Bible I see that baptism is something that always follows conversion; the person surrendering their life to Christ.
2) Jesus commands us to be baptized
When Jesus was preparing to return to heaven He leaves us, the church, with a pretty heavy job description. Its not a four page job description with hours that we have to work; but its a good reminder of what we need to do as Christians. Go read Matthew 28:18-20 for that command of Jesus. There is a reason its called "The Great Commission" and not "The Great Suggestion".
3) We baptize using immersion
|(After being baptized)|
This weekend we baptized a handful of high school students and one of them, Ally Davis, shared with me a few days before she was baptized that she needed to do because this was her next step in her walk with Christ. I love it when people are convicted by the Holy Spirit and then obey that conviction which leads to life change.
Here are just a few thoughts on baptism and why I am glad to be a part of a church that baptizes!