Why get baptised?
At LifePoint Church, we believe that water baptism is a moment to celebrate in every believer’s life. Once you have made the decision to follow Christ, baptism is a great next step.
Water baptism is a public declaration of your faith and symbolizes three things in your life:
1. THAT YOU WANT HIM
Water Baptism symbolizes that you have chosen to make Jesus the Lord of your life. This means you have put your trust in Him as your Savior.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
2. THAT YOU NEED HIM
Water Baptism symbolizes the need for our sin to be washed clean. It represents the truth that our old person is gone, and the new has come.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
3. THAT YOU FOLLOW HIM
Water Baptism is your first act of obedience after putting your trust in Him. When you are baptized with water, you are obeying the words and command of Jesus Christ. Water Baptism symbolizes that you are willing to follow Jesus, and have your life match His will for you.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER BAPTISM
We understand you may still have some questions. If you would like additional information about getting baptized at LifePoint Church, contact us below to get connected to a pastor who can walk you through your water baptism journey.