Yes, Jesus also did so for our sample. Baptism is required for the first step of faith for new believers. Baptism is a picture of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart.
Mark 16:16. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Colossians 2:12. Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
1 Peter 3:21. And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Baptism has spiritual meaning and impact on every Christian’s salvation. It means an open demonstration and acceptance of the death of sinful nature out of you when you are submerged in a flowing river and the resurrection into new life in the Lord Jesus Christ when you are lifted off the river.
Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) It shows our new life as a follower of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Baptism doesn’t make you a believer… it shows that you already believe. Baptism doesn’t save you; Jesus does! Baptism is like a wedding ring, signifying a relationship rather than forming that relationship.
At Abundant Life Gospel Church, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water.
Ready to be baptized?
If you’re a believer, you should be baptized! It doesn’t matter if you were saved 20 years ago or just last week… it’s time to take the next step in your faith journey.
We can normally baptize you during any worship service at any of our branches. Just fill out this form and let us know when you would like to be baptized. Someone will get in touch with you shortly with instructions.