• Celebrate with us Sunday August 26th • Wirth Lake • 3200 Glenwood Ave.

    BAPTISM SUNDAY!

  • What is the significance of baptism?

    Baptism is an outward expression of self identification with Christ. It is a choice that is made as an individual to show a growing relationship with Christ and His Church. It's an opportunity for your church family to surround you and celebrate the good that God is doing in you and through you. Baptism does not save you, or make you better than anyone else. It is simply an expression and celebration of faith.

    Why should I consider getting baptized?

    1. Following Christ: In order to understand the reason for being water baptised, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it. Jesus himself was baptised. He was not a sinner, yet he humbled himself in obedience to identify with us and give us an example to follow. 
    2. An Act of Obedience: Water baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ.
    3. A Public Declaration: Baptism declares that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for the Christian life.

    What is the meaning and significance of baptism?

    1. A Move From Death to Life: Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the dead. Colossians 2:12-14
    2. A Brand New Life: It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. We bury the ‘old life’ and we rise to walk in a ‘new life’. Baptism is a symbol. It’s meant to show the world that that you love, trust, and have put your hope in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 2:8,9
    3. A New family: Baptism connects us to the ‘body of Christ’, his people in the earth. In baptism there is a real sense of being joined with other believers, not just participating in an individual act of our own spiritual journey. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

    How are we to be baptized?

    As per the example of Jesus – by being immersed in water. The word “baptise” comes from the Greek word “baptise” which means “to immerse or dip under water”. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion under water. Acts 8:38,39; Matthew 3:16

    Who should be baptized?

    Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ. When Paul writes to the believers in Rome, he assumes that all of them have been baptized. The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! Romans 6; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12.

     

    We believe in baptising children when they are old enough to understand what it means and make a personal declaration of belief. (The age of 12 years old is sometimes used as a good benchmark.)

    When are we to be baptised?

    Believers in the New Testament were baptised the same day. As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he can be, and is encouraged to be baptized. Acts 2:41; Acts 8:35-39

     

    At Corner Church we want as many of the church family as possible to celebrate this decision with you! As soon as we know you have chosen to be baptized we can start planning it at our next United Service.

  • Want to be baptized or have questions?

    Please reach out so we can help!

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