Now that you have taken the life-changing step of accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior, He asks that you take another big one and get Baptized.
Baptism is like a wedding ring – it´s your chance to publicly express the commitment you have already made in your heart. As a new Christian, it might seem intimidating at first to share with a crowd full of strangers the intimate moment you had with Jesus, but members of House of Triumph will be there to support you every step of the way. In fact, we can start right now with some answers to a few questions you might have.
HOW DOES BAPTISM WORK?
The Book of Romans says that when we go under the water, we identify with Christ who went into the grave, and when we come out of the water, we identify with His resurrection. Whether you’re dipped in a pool of water in our auditorium or submerged into Lake Michigan’s tepid waters, the Baptism process symbolizes what has already happened to you spiritually. Your old identity as a sinner is gone, and you rise a new creature in Christ.
WHO IS A BELIEVER?
First, believers are those who realize that their sins have separated them from God (Romans 3:23). Next, he or she realizes that God loved them much, that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for their sins, so that they might have eternal life with God (John 3:16). Finally, a believer has prayed a prayer to Jesus, accepting God’s gift of salvation wholeheartedly (Romans 10:9-10). If you have come to this point in your spiritual journey, then you are ready to be baptized.
ARE BABIES BAPTIZED?
House of Triumph Church offers parents and families the opportunity to participate in a baby dedication ceremony. For this special and historic occasion, Pastors Sergio anoints the infant/child with oil during one of our weekend worship experiences. Then, we as a church pray that God would protect, provide for, guide, and bless the young one. Lastly, our Pastors give the child his/her first Bible!
AM I SPIRITUALLY READY FOR BAPTISM?
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Once someone professes faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, the Bible says they should proclaim this decision publicly.
MORE BIBLE VERSES ON BAPTISM
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” —2 Cor. 5:17
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead… so also we may live a new life!” —Rom. 6:4
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” Col. 2:12