Baptism

Baptism 2016-11-21T10:54:57+00:00

About Baptism

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of these important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family.

 

Baptism Facts

  1. WHY BE BAPTIZED?
    Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” —Matthew 3:16–17
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” — Matthew 28:18–20
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.   37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. — Acts 2:36-41

 

  1. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BAPTISM?
    Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:

  • You are a follower of Jesus Christ. — Matt 3:13-17
  • Your sins are washed away. — Acts 2:38
  • Those who accepted his message were baptized. — Acts 2:41
  • You are beginning a changed life in Christ. — 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. — Romans 6:4
  • You are part of a new family. — Galations 3:27
  • So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. — Galations 3:26-27

  1. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED. SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?
    Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

 

  1. CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?
    We will baptize anyone who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage parents to partner with our Triumphant Kids and Triumphant Youth ministry to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

 

  1. CAN MY INFANT BE BAPTIZED?
    Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22-40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16-17 KJV). We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus. So at The Church Triumphant Global opportunities for child dedication and believer’s baptism. Both of these occur on the second Sunday of the month in their own individual services. To schedule a baby dedication, contact the church office or send a request to pastor@thechurchtriumphant.info.   A pastor will assist you.

 

 

Ready to be Baptized?

Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart. If you are ready to receive water baptism in the Name of Jesus, then get started by —

  1. Coming up during any altar call at any service to request baptism.
  2. Contact the church office by phone or email to schedule a baptism.