If you have decided to follow Jesus, water baptism is the next step in your journey of faith! Baptism is an outward statement of the decision you have made to give your life for Jesus. It’s a monumental moment that will always serve as a reminder that the old is gone and the new has come. God has saved you and will be faithful to continue what He has started in your life.
Water baptism is your way of saying “I’m following Jesus.” But baptism is also a celebration! Here at Woods Harbour Wesleyan Church, we will celebrate with you as you make this step in your walk with Christ!
Questions About Baptism
What is Baptism?
Baptism is commonly referred to as “an outward expression of an inward change.” It’s a public statement of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized demonstrates to others that you have decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34). Baptism doesn’t save a person; baptism a symbol of faith and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives!
Why Should I Be Baptized?
Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example by being baptized (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9). Obedience to Jesus displays our belief and faith in following Him (1 John 2:3). Jesus was always public about His love for us, we should go public about our love for Him. Being baptized shows we have turned away from a life of sin and toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).
When Should I Be Baptized?
For everyone who decides to follow Jesus, baptism is the next step. Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized (Acts 8:12). It does not matter the time or day, the sooner the better for those who commit their lives to following Him.