I’m Interested in Getting Baptised
Getting baptised is a great step to publicly declare “I Choose Jesus”
Check out below for some great resources to help you understand just what baptism means, why we do it and how to get baptised.
What Does Baptism Mean?
The word baptise means to immerse. In the bible a person would be baptised (or immersed under water) to symbolise that they are starting a new life. For instance, they would walk into a river and then someone would lower them under the water and then lift them back up. This was to demonstrate that their old life was being washed away and they were living a new life for God.
People from Jerusalem and from all over the Jordan Valley, and, in fact, from every section of Judea went out to the wilderness to hear John the Baptist preach, and when they confessed their sins, he baptised them in the Jordan River. (Matthew 3:5-6)
After the death and resurrection of Jesus, water baptism became even more significant as the waters now represented a grave. A person being baptised was showing that they have “died with Jesus” and have been raised up to live a new life with Him.
Or didn’t you realize we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism. When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land! That’s what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. (Romans 6:3-4)
Your baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward work. You have died with Christ and have been raised from the dead (spiritually). When you are baptised your body is lowered into the water (the grave) and then you are raised up again (resurrection). The bible instructs those who have been saved to be baptised in water, so I encourage you to be baptised at the first opportunity. It is a chance for you to show others what Jesus has done for you.
Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptised, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
You may like to listen to this message by Pastor Peter Lewis that he preached at a water baptismal service: What Should I Do After I Have Been Baptised?
I’m ready to be baptised!
Great choice! If you’re ready to take the step to be baptised, all you have to do is let us know.
Send us an email to let us know and we will work together with you to organise a good Sunday for you to be baptised and celebrate with your family and friends!
Now that you’ve chosen to be baptised here are three great next steps to take (watch the video above to learn why):
- Invite all your family and friends to celebrate with you
Baptisms are a great time for celebration – and at Breakthrough we love to go all out! Our baptism services are a big party, and we would love you to bring your family and friends to celebrate this special milestone with you!
- Do Launchpad
Launchpad is designed to help you launch into what you were made for! It’s a great way to step towards the amazing life God has designed you for. Check it out here.
- Come along to a Small Group
Small groups are such a vital part of our life. We were never made to do this journey alone, and they help us connect with real friends and get the real help we need. Check out the small groups page for more info and a directory to find the group that’s just right for you!