Take the Plunge
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what is baptism?
o Baptism is a symbol and public declaration of your faith in Jesus
o The bible encourages everyone who believes in Jesus to also be baptized
what baptism means
o We like to use the words, Dead. Buried. Raised. To explain the significance of baptism
Dead means that your old sinful self is no more because when Jesus died on the cross he paid the price for our sins
Buried means that your sin and the things that held you back from God are done away with. They don’t hold power over you anymore and they were buried with Jesus in the tomb.
Raised means that just as Jesus was raised from the dead to prove His victory over sin so to are you raised to a new life in Jesus. The old is gone and the new has come!
What does it mean to dedicate your child's life to god?
Psalm 127 says, Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
Child dedications give us a picture of God’s love.
Before we can ever do anything for God He already loves us completely and has given us a family to belong to. It’s also a commitment by the parents to recognize that their child belongs to God first and that He has entrusted this child to their care - to be their parents and to show them God’s love. As a church family we want to stand with parents and children and commit to each other to help everyone encounter Jesus.