A MOVE FROM DEATH TO LIFE
Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the dead. “Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ. When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive - right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant cancelled and nailed to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:12-14 MSG
THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND NEW JOURNEY
Following Christ is a journey - an adventure! The journey doesn’t begin with perfection, rather it begins with obedience. Baptism is a symbol of the start your new life as a Christian. We bury the ‘old life’ and we rise to walk in a ‘new life.’ Like a wedding ring, it is the outward symbol of a commitment you make in your heart, a commitment that has to be followed through and lived out on a daily basis.