Last Sunday, there was an eruption in heaven and we experienced a celebration on earth as over 100 people accepted Christ or rededicated their lives to Jesus.
This Sunday, we are baptizing! If you accepted Christ last Sunday or any time in the past and you have not been baptized, I encourage you to follow through this Sunday.
Baptism is a very big deal. No, it doesn’t save you and it doesn’t wash away your sin. There is no Clorox in the water! It is just a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Don’t minimize what God has maximized!
There are 4 categories of people regarding the issue of baptism.
1. You know that you’ve been saved and you were baptized after your salvation experience. You followed through right away and took the first step of obedience as a believer.
2. You have never received Christ. You do not have a relationship with Jesus and have not been baptized. The greatest need in your life today is to realize that you are lost and separated from God. He loves you and wants to give you a new life in Christ. Jesus came and lived a perfect life on earth, died on the cross as a penalty for your sin and rose again to give you eternal life. You need to be saved and follow through in baptism.
3. You know for certain that you have received Christ at some point in your life but for whatever reason, you did not get baptized. You just never followed through. Do it Sunday!
4. You were baptized before your salvation. Maybe you were sprinkled as a child or “got dunked” and it really didn’t mean anything without the true salvation experience. My wife was baptized twice before she actually became a believer. Baptism follows true salvation. Do it Sunday!
What is the big deal with baptism? It certainly doesn’t save you. Baptism is a symbol, it’s fundamental. Baptism is Bible doctrine. God speaks a great deal in the Word of this powerful symbol of His son’s death, burial, and resurrection.
Don’t make light of what God makes a big deal out of. God thinks baptism is a big deal. Be a part of this movement in obeying Christ. Get baptized this Sunday at 9:30 or 11:15 am at New Season!
Don’t minimize what God has maximized!