Baptism Is A Part Of The Journey

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Baptism is such a significant moment in the life of a believer it should be celebrated with friends and family. A party with balloons, cake and champaign (sparkling cider) should follow in order to celebrate that someone has just gone from death to life. Baptism is not a moment of having it all together or having achieved an inability to sin, rather it is identification with Christ’s death and resurrection. It marks a profession of faith and commitment to follow Christ. Baptism is a part of the journey for every follower of Jesus.

What is baptism all about? Baptism is an outward sign of an inward commitment to Christ. Just like a couple wears a wedding ring as a symbol of their commitment to one another, so is baptism. Thereby, marking a life-long commitment to Jesus and the church. Baptism first shows up in scripture with John the Baptist calling people to turn from their sins and turn to God. Even Jesus was baptized by John in Jordan. Matthew 3:16-17 says, “After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” This marked Jesus’ entrance into his ministry. Furthermore, after Jesus rose from the dead he told his disciples to “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NLT). The mandate from Jesus was to…

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