Baptism Service takes place at First Evergreen M.B.C, during Sunday,
Morning Worship Services.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?
1. It illustrates Christs 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 - its 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." --
WHY BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?
1. Because Jesus was baptized that way. "As soon as Jesus
was baptized, He went up out of the water." --Matt. 3:16
2. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
(Example) "...then both Philip and the man went down into
the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out
of the water Acts 8:38-39
The word Baptize means "To dip under water"
The Greek work Baptizo means "To immerse or dip under
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
1. Every person who has believed in Christ.
"Those who believe and accepted His message were
baptized..." --Acts 2:41
"Simon himself believed and was baptized..." --Acts 8:13
"But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good
News... and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized,
both men and women." -Acts 8:12
WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
As soon as you have believed.
"Those who believe...were baptized...that day!" --Acts 2:41
"Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good
News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they
came to some water, and the man said, Look, here is water!
Why shouldnt I be baptized right now? Philip said, If you
believe with all your heart, you may. The man answered, I
believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. So they went
down into the water and Philip baptized him."Acts 8:35-