Thrive Pathway Activity 24

Be Baptized

Definitions:

Jesus commands new believers to be baptized as a picture - a testimony - of their new life in Him.

Baptize means “to dip under water.” A pastor dips a believer completely under water and then immediately raises them out of the water. Going under the water symbolizes the death and burial of sin. Coming out of the water symbolizes the resurrection from the dead. This is a picture of what happens to a believer when they receive Jesus as their savior. Because Jesus died and rose again to pay for your sin, when you receive Jesus, you die to sin and are raised to new life in Christ.

Baptism is for believers, so a person must be old enough to understand that they are a sinner and that Christ died for their sin. You do not go to Heaven because you are baptized or by doing other religious things. You go to Heaven because Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. You must trust Jesus alone, not your good works, to save you.

Baptism cannot save you, but it is important. It is the first step that God calls you to follow in the life of obedience.

Scripture:

Matthew 28:18-20
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to me in   Heaven and on earth. Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Romans 6:4
“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”

Details:

  • Attend a Discover Southcliff class.
  • Call the church office to make an appointment with one of the pastors to schedule your baptism.
  • Attend a Core4Kids Class.

More Pathway activities on this topic:

#6 Attend Discover Southcliff class
# 9 Understand the gospel
#13 Have spiritual conversations with others
#28 Memorize and understand Hebrews 10:24-25
#39 Develop your faith story
#47 Share your faith Story

Southcliff Baptist Church
4100 SW Loop 820 | Ft Worth, TX 76109
(817) 924-2241


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