1. What is Baptism? Baptism is the act of a BELIEVING Christian who wants to publicly confess their personal commitment to Jesus Christ. It is the symbolic WASHING AWAY of one’s old, sinful past and the RISING again to LIFE, God’s way. The act of baptism can be defined as an outward expression of an inward decision. 2. What does Baptism mean? Baptism symbolizes Jesus’ BURIAL and RESURRECTION. “Christ died for our sins...He was buried..and He was raised to life.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Baptism symbolizes your NEW LIFE as a Christian. “If we shared in Jesus’ death by being baptized, we will be raised to life with Him.” Romans 6:5 Baptism DOES NOT make you a Christian. It is a demonstration that you already believe. It is important to understand that baptism does not “save” you. You are “saved” only by your FAITH in Jesus. 3. Why do we get baptized? To follow the example set by CHRIST and because Christ COMMANDED it.
“Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.” Mark 1:9 “Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit...” Matthew 28:19 4. When is a good time to get baptized? As soon as you BELIEVE! THERE IS NO REASON TO DELAY. As soon as you have decided to trust Christ with your life, you can and should be baptized. If you’re waiting until you’re perfect you’ll never be ready. “As they were going a long the road, they came to a place where there was some water. The official said, ‘Look!’ Here is some water why can’t I be baptized. ...Peter baptized him.” Acts 8:35-38 5. When is Baptism offered at Lee Road Baptist Church? Baptism is held several times a year. Please call the church office to schedule your baptism. Much Love, Pastor Quincy Lee Road Baptist Church ~ 3970 Lee Road ~ Cleveland, OH 44128 ~ 216.751.2688 www.LeeRoadBaptistChurch.com/baptism