What is Baptism? (2 of 4)

Baptism is the beginning of a relationship with God

God:

  • Sustaining

  • forgiving, and

  • guiding the baptized

The baptized:

  • Daily asking God for forgiveness

  • Trusting in God’s forgiveness because Jesus died and was raised

  • Actively participating with other Christians in a congregation (Weekly worship, fellowship, study, service)

  • Studying the Bible to learn of God’s grace and will

  • Daily praying to give thanks, ask for forgiveness, and help

  • Serving neighbor (the people at home, next door, in community, country & world)

 

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. … So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:3-5, 11)

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