Horizons Church
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Baptism

 
"When you were baptized you were buried with Christ and in baptism you were also raised with Christ."
- Colossians 2:12
 
Next Baptism(s) at Horizons:
  •  Wednesday, November 16 during Family Night
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Why should I be baptized?
    • To follow the example set by Christ.
      • Mark 1:9 - "And it came about in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was baptized by John in the river."
    • Because Christ commands it.
      • Matthew 28:19 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
    • It demonstrates that I'm really a believer.
      • 1 John 2:3 - "We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands."
  • What is the meaning of baptism?
    • It illustrates Christ's burial and resurrection.
      • 1 Corinthians 15:3 - "Christ died for our sins.  He was buried and He rose again."
      • Colossians 2:12 - "When you were baptized you were buried with Christ and in baptism you were also raised with Christ."
    • Baptism illustrates my new life as a Christian.
      • 2 Corinthians 5:17 - "When anyone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside.  The old life has passed away and a new life has begun."
  • Why should I be baptized by immersion?
    • Because Jesus was baptized that way.
    • "Baptize" literally means "dip under water."
    • It best symbolizes a burial and resurrection.
  • Who should be baptized?
    • Every person who accepts Jesus as Savior.
      • Acts 8:12 - Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized."
Horizons Church offers opportunities for baptism throughout the year.  For more information on the next baptism event, contact the church office (540-288-0018).