Baptism

What is Baptism? Baptism is a brief ceremony where a person is immersed in water as a symbol and a celebration of their salvation experience.

Why should a person be baptized? Scripture commands us to be baptized. It identifies us with other believers. Baptism is a bold stand for Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 18:8 And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.

Matthew 10:32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.

Why do we baptize by immersion? Baptism by immersion is scriptural. It is a symbol of a burial and resurrection.

Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Why do we baptize with water? The water reminds us that we have been cleansed of our sins through Salvation. Water baptism is scriptural.

Psalm 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Who should be baptized? Every person who becomes a Christ follower should be baptized.

Acts 8:12-13 But when they believed Phillip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Phillip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

When should a person be baptized? A person should be baptized as soon as they have been saved.

Acts 2:41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

How does baptism work at North Valley? An appointment is made with one of the ministers. A minister will schedule a time and place for your baptism and will send additional direction and procedure information to your home. Encourage your friends and family to be a part of this spiritual milestone!

Please contact us at Sheila@mynvc.org for more information on baptisms.