Julia and Audrey made the decision to get baptized at our church this month. I have to say, that as a father, this was one of the best moments ever. To be able to baptize the children that God has placed into my care to raise brought me to tears. That they chose to get baptized in the church that we love, that they made the decision to make a public profession of their personal faith, belief and acceptance of their salvation by grace through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, was wonderful.
Verses on Baptism
1 Peter 3:21
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.