Baptism Day 1

Ask about baptism: What is your understanding of baptism?

Define baptism: Here is a general definition: “a rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration (def. the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious)”.

Talk about the definition: Basically, baptism is a proclamation of faith, expressing to others that someone is devoting their life to God and have received the Holy Spirit.

Talk about the meaning: As most of us know, there is much symbolism in the Bible. For example, the parables in the Bible often had a message about Faith. (Ex. Prodigal Son, Mustard Seed). Interestingly, the act of baptism is also symbolic. Think of it: We wash our skin with water in the shower to purify it from bacteria, dirt, sweat, etc. Water purifies. The act of dunking our head under water shows the congregation of the church that we understand the importance of what Jesus Christ did for us, accepting the Holy Spirit, and following the lifestyle that God calls us to live. We understand that before we had God, we were impure and after God, we have become pure with him.

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