Water Baptism                                  
Why is Water Baptism Important?
 
  1. Jesus tells us that His followers should be baptized.
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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)
 
  1. Water Baptism is a great way to show what God has done. He has forgiven our sins and given us new life. (Read Romans 6:1-14)
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)
 
  1. Water Baptism is a symbol of our need for help – we cannot baptize ourselves. The act of Water Baptism demonstrates that we need God’s help for salvation and we need His help to live every day for Him. Also, it shows we need each other (the church).
  1. Water Baptism gives other believers an opportunity to celebrate what God has done for us as well as reminding them of what God has done for them.
  1. Water Baptism is a testimony of our connection with the body of Christ. It’s more than being on the same “team”, it shows we are a part of the family of God. We join together with other believers as we follow Jesus.
 
The Bible teaches that If you “confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you should be baptized in water. For more information about Water Baptism and to find out when our next Water Baptism is scheduled please contact the church office at 865.482.5566.

 

 
 
Water Baptism                                  
Why is Water Baptism Important?
 
  1. Jesus tells us that His followers should be baptized.
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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)
 
  1. Water Baptism is a great way to show what God has done. He has forgiven our sins and given us new life. (Read Romans 6:1-14)
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)
 
  1. Water Baptism is a symbol of our need for help – we cannot baptize ourselves. The act of Water Baptism demonstrates that we need God’s help for salvation and we need His help to live every day for Him. Also, it shows we need each other (the church).
  1. Water Baptism gives other believers an opportunity to celebrate what God has done for us as well as reminding them of what God has done for them.
  1. Water Baptism is a testimony of our connection with the body of Christ. It’s more than being on the same “team”, it shows we are a part of the family of God. We join together with other believers as we follow Jesus.
 
The Bible teaches that If you “confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you should be baptized in water. For more information about Water Baptism and to find out when our next Water Baptism is scheduled please contact the church office at 865.482.5566.

 

 
Water Baptism for Children
 
We are so excited that you are considering baptism for your child. Every child can have a personal relationship with Jesus. At Heritage Fellowship we do not habve a strict age requirement when it comes to Water Baptism, but it is essential that you take the time to discuss the meaning of Water Baptism and determine whether your child is ready to follow Jesus.
 
As a parent, grandparent, or guardian, we rely upon you to be directly involved in discerning whether your child is ready to be baptized. It is important that you take the time to discuss Water Baptism and make sure your child understands the significance of Water Baptism.
 
Here are some questions to ask your child:
 
1. Why do you want to be water baptized?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
Because Jesus was Baptized and He tells us to be Baptized; Because I'm a friend of Jesus and I want to follow Him.
 
2. What does it mean to be water baptized?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
It means I'm following Jesus; It means I'm a Christian and I want to show the world; It's a picture of what Jesus has done on the inside of me.
 
3. When did you decide to follow Jesus and pray for Jesus for Salvation?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
Your child should have a specific memory of when he/she understood what Jesus did for him/her and that he/she needs Jesus. It may have been at church or at home.
 
Your Child Is Ready - If you feel your child understands what it means to be water baptized, then go through this devotional explaining more about water baptism. If you wish to schedule your child to be baptized, please call the church at 482-5566.
 
Your Child Is Not Ready - If you don't feel your child understands what it means to be water baptized, it's totally appropriate to wait. Remember, water baptism does not save - that is done by your child trusting Jesus. During this time, let your child observe water baptism and talk to them about what it means.
Water Baptism for Children
 
We are so excited that you are considering baptism for your child. Every child can have a personal relationship with Jesus. At Heritage Fellowship we do not habve a strict age requirement when it comes to Water Baptism, but it is essential that you take the time to discuss the meaning of Water Baptism and determine whether your child is ready to follow Jesus.
 
As a parent, grandparent, or guardian, we rely upon you to be directly involved in discerning whether your child is ready to be baptized. It is important that you take the time to discuss Water Baptism and make sure your child understands the significance of Water Baptism.
 
Here are some questions to ask your child:
 
1. Why do you want to be water baptized?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
Because Jesus was Baptized and He tells us to be Baptized; Because I'm a friend of Jesus and I want to follow Him.
 
2. What does it mean to be water baptized?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
It means I'm following Jesus; It means I'm a Christian and I want to show the world; It's a picture of what Jesus has done on the inside of me.
 
3. When did you decide to follow Jesus and pray for Jesus for Salvation?
 
Answers that indicate your child understands:
Your child should have a specific memory of when he/she understood what Jesus did for him/her and that he/she needs Jesus. It may have been at church or at home.
 
Your Child Is Ready - If you feel your child understands what it means to be water baptized, then go through this devotional explaining more about water baptism. If you wish to schedule your child to be baptized, please call the church at 482-5566.
 
Your Child Is Not Ready - If you don't feel your child understands what it means to be water baptized, it's totally appropriate to wait. Remember, water baptism does not save - that is done by your child trusting Jesus. During this time, let your child observe water baptism and talk to them about what it means.
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