This Sunday, August 23rd, is ConneXion Sunday at 5 Points which means it is another day to celebrate those who will be baptized.  Here is a little bit of why you should be baptized.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?

1. It illustrates Christ´s burial and resurrection.

“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… and He rose again.” –I Cor. 15:3-4

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” –Col. 2:12

2. It illustrates my new life as a Christian.

“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 Cor. 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!” –Rom. 6:4

Baptism doesn´t 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 you make in your heart.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” –Ephesians 2:8,9

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