Baptism Opportunity

Date & Time

Sunday
s
s
s
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Dec
5
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Dec
Dec
5
5
December
5
at
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12:00 pm
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1:00 pm
Sunday, December 5. This will be an extension of the 11:00 a.m. service and will take place at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Location

Outside of the Hub
Worship Center

Details

REGISTER
December 5, 2021
Sunday, December 5. This will be an extension of the 11:00 a.m. service and will take place at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith, a declaration to the world that we've chosen to follow Jesus Christ, a washing away of the old life, committing ourselves completely as followers of Jesus Christ. It's an instruction given to us by Jesus in Matthew 28, and even Jesus Himself was baptized.

If you have never been baptized before this is your chance to take this step of obedience in Christ! If you have recommitted yourself to following Christ and desire to make a public statement of that through baptism, you are also welcome. Be sure to invite your friends and family to celebrate with you!

For those 5th grade and older. Click here to view our list of Frequently Asked Questions about baptism.

Registration required.

Baptism at Northland

Why be baptized? 1. Because you want to follow Christ's example. "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river" (Mark 1:9). 2. Because Christ commanded it. "Jesus said, 'Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you'" (Matthew 28:19-20). 3. Because it shows you are a believer. " ... many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized" (Acts 18:8). 4. Because obeying Christ's command shows you know Him. "We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands" (1 John 2:3).

What is the meaning of baptism? 1. It is a symbol of Christ's burial and resurrection. "Christ died for our sins ... he was buried ... and he rose again" (1 Corinthians. 15:3,4). "For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ" (Colossians 2:12). 2. It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. "When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17). "By our baptism then we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead also we might live a new life!" (Romans 6:4). Baptism does not make you a believer, it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it's the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).

How are we to be baptized? 1. Like Jesus was baptized, children, teens and adults are immersed in water. "As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water" (Matthew 3:16). 2. The word "baptize" literally means "to dip under water." The Greek word "baptizo" means "to immerse or dip under water." 3. It is the best way to picture a burial and resurrection. Who should be baptized? Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ. "Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized" (Acts 2:41). "But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News ... And the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women" (Acts 8:12). "Simon himself believed and was baptized ..." (Acts 8:13). The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.

When are we to be baptized? As soon as you have believed! You shouldn't delay. "Those who believed ... were baptized ... that day!" (Acts 2:41). "Then Philip began with the Scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said,

'Look here is water! Why shouldn't I be baptized right now?' Philip said, 'If you believe with all your heart, you may.' The official answered, 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him" (Acts 8:36-39, paraphrase). There is no reason to delay. As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he or she can and should be baptized.

What about being baptized twice? Our church does not feel that you need to be baptized again if you have already been baptized (even as an infant) since the sign of baptism is valid whenever it occurs. However, you are welcome to be baptized a second time if you feel the Lord is leading you to make this profession of faith at this time.

Infant Baptism: Jesus took great delight in having little children brought to Him for His blessing. Northland provides alternate avenues—baby dedication and infant baptism—by which parents may publicly express their trust in God’s saving grace for their children, commit themselves in the power of Christ to obey God in raising their children, and call upon others in the church to aid in this challenging process. Some, believing that only those who have made a credible profession of faith are eligible for water baptism, present their babies for dedication to the Lord. Others, appreciating the significance of covenant in the Old and New Testament, believe that infant baptism is an appropriate symbolism for believers’ children prior to faith, without suggesting that the infant is thereby personally saved or guaranteed salvation.

Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith, a declaration to the world that we've chosen to follow Jesus Christ, a washing away of the old life, committing ourselves completely as followers of Jesus Christ. It's an instruction given to us by Jesus in Matthew 28, and even Jesus Himself was baptized.

If you have never been baptized before this is your chance to take this step of obedience in Christ! If you have recommitted yourself to following Christ and desire to make a public statement of that through baptism, you are also welcome. Be sure to invite your friends and family to celebrate with you!

For those 5th grade and older. Click here to view our list of Frequently Asked Questions about baptism.

Registration required.

Baptism at Northland

Why be baptized? 1. Because you want to follow Christ's example. "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river" (Mark 1:9). 2. Because Christ commanded it. "Jesus said, 'Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you'" (Matthew 28:19-20). 3. Because it shows you are a believer. " ... many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized" (Acts 18:8). 4. Because obeying Christ's command shows you know Him. "We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands" (1 John 2:3).

What is the meaning of baptism? 1. It is a symbol of Christ's burial and resurrection. "Christ died for our sins ... he was buried ... and he rose again" (1 Corinthians. 15:3,4). "For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ" (Colossians 2:12). 2. It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. "When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17). "By our baptism then we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead also we might live a new life!" (Romans 6:4). Baptism does not make you a believer, it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it's the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).

How are we to be baptized? 1. Like Jesus was baptized, children, teens and adults are immersed in water. "As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water" (Matthew 3:16). 2. The word "baptize" literally means "to dip under water." The Greek word "baptizo" means "to immerse or dip under water." 3. It is the best way to picture a burial and resurrection. Who should be baptized? Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ. "Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized" (Acts 2:41). "But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News ... And the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women" (Acts 8:12). "Simon himself believed and was baptized ..." (Acts 8:13). The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.

When are we to be baptized? As soon as you have believed! You shouldn't delay. "Those who believed ... were baptized ... that day!" (Acts 2:41). "Then Philip began with the Scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said,

'Look here is water! Why shouldn't I be baptized right now?' Philip said, 'If you believe with all your heart, you may.' The official answered, 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him" (Acts 8:36-39, paraphrase). There is no reason to delay. As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he or she can and should be baptized.

What about being baptized twice? Our church does not feel that you need to be baptized again if you have already been baptized (even as an infant) since the sign of baptism is valid whenever it occurs. However, you are welcome to be baptized a second time if you feel the Lord is leading you to make this profession of faith at this time.

Infant Baptism: Jesus took great delight in having little children brought to Him for His blessing. Northland provides alternate avenues—baby dedication and infant baptism—by which parents may publicly express their trust in God’s saving grace for their children, commit themselves in the power of Christ to obey God in raising their children, and call upon others in the church to aid in this challenging process. Some, believing that only those who have made a credible profession of faith are eligible for water baptism, present their babies for dedication to the Lord. Others, appreciating the significance of covenant in the Old and New Testament, believe that infant baptism is an appropriate symbolism for believers’ children prior to faith, without suggesting that the infant is thereby personally saved or guaranteed salvation.

Audience

Everyone

Cost

Childcare Available?

No

Contact Name

Julie Meeker

Contact Email

julie.meeker@northlandchurch.net

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Contact Phone

407-937-1772

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