Baptism Request Form:

Greetings! We are thrilled that you would like to be Water Baptized! The word baptize means to be immersed. Water baptism (immersion) is an outward symbol of an inward reality; a genuine conversion. It says that we are identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:4-13) The believer immersed in water is a sign to the world that he has died, been buried, and resurrected, and is now living for Jesus. In baptism we take a public stand with God and righteousness; against the devil and sin. Baptism is a challenge to the powers of darkness. It says to those powers that we are living for the Lord Jesus. Baptism is an act of faith, calling on the grace of God for strength to overcome. If Jesus needed to be baptized to fulfill all righteousness, we surely need to be also. Let us prayerfully press onto baptism and to an overcoming life.

 

Below, you will find a form that must be filled out in its entirety. Please take time to read over all the information, do the Bible Study and write down any questions that you may have. The pastor will spends 30-60 minutes with each baptismal candidate.

 

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Scripture Reading: Romans 6:3-6

1. What are we baptized unto? (Romans 6:3):

We see, therefore, that water baptism first of all identifies us with Christ's death.
2. What are the other two ways we identify with Christ through the waters of baptism? (Romans 6:4;

Therefore, when we are immersed in the waters of baptism we are burying the old sinful nature by faith in the waters of baptism. And as we come up out of the waters free from this sinful nature we will be empowered to walk in the Christ's resurrection life by faith.
3. What is the result of identifying with Christ through the waters of baptism? (Galatians 3:27-28)

4. How does Peter relate what took place in the flood to water baptism? (1 Peter 3:20, 21)

We also see in that Peter refers to the deliverance from a wicked society, that the ark provided for Noah, as a type of baptism (separation/cutting away of Noah from the sinful nature of those around him). Note that Noah's deliverance, however, depended on his willingness to do God's will and the outward showing of this, required building an ark in the midst of a people who had never seen rain and mocked him during the entire100 years of construction.

Baptism gives us a new ability to “Put on Christ.”

The word baptism in the Greek means to “immerse,” “douse,” or “saturate.” The New Testament method seemed to be that of immersion unto a large body of water…usually a river. Matthew 3:6, 13, 16 shows Jesus being baptized by John in the Jordan River and in Acts 8:38 we see Philip baptizing the Ethiopian Eunuch in what appears to be a river.
5. When we confess (identify with) Jesus before men what does Jesus do? (Matthew 10:32)

We see, therefore, Jesus acknowledges us before the Father as we identify with Him through the waters of baptism.

Martin Luther expressed the meaning of baptism powerfully, “Baptism signifies that the old Adam in us is to be drowned by daily sorrow and repentance, and perish with all sins and evil lusts; and that the new man should daily come forth again and rise, who shall live before God in righteousness and purity forever.”

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