October 15th, 2017
At The Crossing, we believe water baptism is an outward expression of an internal transformation. When someone gets baptized, they are not only giving their life to Christ, but also going public with their faith...
The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Baptism is a public confession of that faith in Jesus to God, the church, and the world (Matthew 10:32). Following our understanding of Scripture, we practice baptism by immersion; the Greek word used exclusively throughout the New Testament for baptism is “baptiso,” which means to plunge, dip, or immerse. Jesus modeled this form of baptism and commanded it (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19), making baptism a symbolic act of obedience and faith. Baptism by immersion represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, symbolizing our old self dying, being buried in the water, and raised as a new creation in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:17). Anyone who has professed faith in Jesus Christ should be baptized at his or her conversion or soon after (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:36-38, Acts 10:44-48).
We will be celebrating salvation decisions through a water baptism service on Sunday, October 15. Register here!