A Quick Reminder about Baptism

It was not that long ago that I was talking to someone about our church family here at NHCOC. We were talking about a few of the things that make us different from other churches in our community. We brought up several distinctive characteristics that we possess, and we quickly started discussing the doctrinal distinctions as well, one of which was the subject of baptism.

Maybe you are thinking about being baptized and need this reminder of what it will do for you. Perhaps, soon you will have the opportunity to talk to someone about baptism. So, here are six things to go over that provide biblical reasons someone should obey the gospel by being baptized.

The Bible tells us when you are baptized into Christ:

    1. You die to sin and gain freedom from sin – Romans 6:1-7
    2. Your sins are forgiven – Acts 2:38
    3. Your sins are washed away – Acts 22:16
    4. You put on the Lord Jesus – Galatians 3:26-27
    5. You are baptized into the unity of the body (the church) – 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
    6. You are saved through the resurrection of Christ as you make an appeal for a clean conscience – 1 Peter 3:21

If you have been baptized… then be confident that you enjoy these benefits from your obedience.

If you have not been baptized… then consider these benefits and obey today… don’t wait any longer. Call me (501) 314-9457… Let’s study, and let’s get you in the water to be baptized!

If you know someone that needs to be baptized… then talk to them about these things. Show them the scriptures and help them come to a decision on their own to obey and be baptized.

Just a quick reminder about baptism… enjoy!

I love you,

~ Alexander