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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

BaptismOne of the best stories in the bible about baptism is found in Acts 8 when an Ethiopian Eunuch, who has a divine appointment with Philip, puts his faith in Christ and immediately says: “Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” That one question reveals a why not mindset. And it changes the course of history. He becomes the first missionary to Ethiopia.

George Bernard Shaw once said: “Some men see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not’?”

This Sunday is ConneXion Sunday…a day when we have communion and baptism at both our 10 and 11:30 a.m. services.

If you have made the decision to pray and begin a relationship with Christ and have not been baptized as Christ was then this is your Sunday.

Why not have the attitude of the Ethiopian Eunuch who said, “Why shouldn’t I be baptized?”  Why not follow the example of Christ when He Himself was baptized by John in the river Jordan?  Why not make this Sunday a Sunday to remember!!!!  There’s no better time.

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