What is the meaning of Baptism?
Baptism is an important symbol of the new life that is created when someone becomes a follower of Jesus.
It Illustrates Christ’s Burial and Resurrection.
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… and He rose again.”
-I Corinthians 15:3-4
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
It Illustrates My New Life as a Follower of Jesus.
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” -2 Corinthians. 5:17
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead… so also we may live a new life!”
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe.
Baptism does not “save” you – only your faith in Jesus saves you.
Baptism is like a wedding ring.
It is the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.