Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Taking the Plunge!

Last Wednesday, John and I were baptized at NorthRidge’s New Life service. They did the first ever outdoor baptism and baptized more people at one time than they ever had before. It was a wonderful celebration, and we were so thankful that we got to be part of it before we moved.

What’s the importance of being Baptized?

The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is public display of obedience in following Christ’s example for His baptism (Matthew 3:16). Baptism does not make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you – only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have made in your heart.” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
- See more at: http://northridgechurch.com/discover-us/what-we-believe/baptism/#sthash.bufEFlbn.dpuf

What’s the importance of being Baptized?

The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is public display of obedience in following Christ’s example for His baptism (Matthew 3:16). Baptism does not make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you – only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have made in your heart.” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
- See more at: http://northridgechurch.com/discover-us/what-we-believe/baptism/#sthash.bufEFlbn.dpuf
What's the importance of being Baptized?

Baptism is a public statement about your relationship with Jesus.

The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is public display of obedience in following Christ’s example for His baptism (Matthew 3:16). Baptism does not make you a believer... it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring, it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have made in your heart. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
he word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is public display of - See more at: http://northridgechurch.com/discover-us/what-we-believe/baptism/#sthash.bufEFlbn.

The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.” Water baptism by immersion is public display of obedience in following Christ’s example for His baptism (Matthew 3:16). Baptism does not make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you – only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have made in your heart.” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 - See more at: http://northridgechurch.com/discover-us/what-we-believe/baptism/#sthash.bufEFlbn.dpuf

 
Romans 6:4, We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.





1 comment :

  1. An article on the evening's baptism events!


    http://crossmap.christianpost.com/news/michigan-northridge-church-in-plymouth-baptizes-500-in-one-evening-4878

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