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“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:19
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One of the most meaningful steps in affirming your faith and trust in Jesus is to follow Him in baptism– it’s the outward expression of your inward decision. This is your opportunity to publicly declare you now believe and trust Jesus with your life, and recognize God’s forgiveness of your sins. It’s also a time for the church to gather around you and celebrate what God has done. At Overflow, we participate in immersion baptism – going under the water symbolizes dying to your old life and being raised out of the water symbolizes the new, cleansed life in Christ.
If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus and haven’t been baptized as an adult, we’d love to baptize you as you follow Jesus’ command and publicly declare your life has changed because of Him. Baptism classes are held the week prior to scheduled baptisms.
Common Thoughts and Frequently Asked Questions About Baptism
WHAT IS BAPTISM? It’s the outward expression of an inward decision.
WHEN SHOULD A PERSON BE BAPTIZED?
ACTS 22:16: And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord. As soon as a person trusts Jesus, and believes that Christ died for his/her sin, he/she should be baptized. Some people worry about being good enough, but there will never be a time when a person is “good enough”. Once you put your faith in Jesus and trust Him to be your Lord and Savior, His righteousness (His goodness) gives you the right, or permission to enter the water to be baptized.
WHY DO WE BAPTIZE AT OVERFLOW CHURCH?
MATTHEW 28:19–20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Because the Bible commands it.
Matthew 3:13-17: Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He[a] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Because Jesus did it.
Acts 8:36-38: Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
Because it’s an outward sign of belief.
- Baptism follows confession.
- Baptism follows repentance.
- Baptism follows belief.
- Baptism identifies us with Jesus.
- Baptism symbolizes new life in Christ.