In the Christian faith, there are two main symbols of salvation. They are Baptism and The Lord's Supper. Baptism is how you identify with God's family. In this message, Pastor Kipko talks about the first symbol of salvation, which is baptism.
Here at Forward Church, we baptize the way they did in the Bible—putting people all the way under the water. It is a symbol of burial and resurrection. Just like Jesus Christ died and was buried in the ground for three days and then rose again. In the Bible, there was no such thing as a person claiming to be a Christian and not being baptized. It was automatic. You were baptized as soon as you gave your life to Christ. It was a picture of the new life you had been given by Jesus.
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer—it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is a picture of putting off the old way of living and putting on a new way of life in Jesus. Off with the old, on with the new. Buried with Christ in baptism, and raised to walk a brand-new life. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message.
YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help people find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11am!
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