Christian baptism is a “sacrament.” That word refers to a sacred act commanded by God, which forgives our sins by his power and promises we find in the Bible, and included in that sacred act is a works through a common, familiar things. In the sacrament of baptism, that thing is water; in Holy Communion – the other sacrament – those things are bread and wine.
In Baptism, it is God doing the work and making the promises: he washes away sins. . .
“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.”Acts 22:16
He gives us his Holy Spirit. . .
“And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”Acts 2:38
And he begins a relationship with us which leads to fullness of life, and life for eternity. . .
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”Titus 3:4-7
If you would like more information about having your children baptized or being baptized as an adult, please complete our Baptism Interest Form. We’ll connect with you after we’ve received your information.