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Why Should I Be Baptized?

  1. To follow the example of Christ

    Mark 1:9 - At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

  2. Because Christ commands it.

    Matthew 28:19 - 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,

  3. Because it shows that I am a Christian

    Acts 18:8 - Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

  4. Because following Jesus' commands shows that I know Him.

    1 John 2:3 - And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.

What is the meaning of Baptism?

  1. It illustrates Christ's Burial and resurrection.

    1 Corinthians 15:3 - I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.

    1 Corinthians 15:4 - He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

  2. It illustrates New Life as a Christian.

    2 Corinthians 5:17 - This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

  3. It connects me to a local group of Christians (A church)

    Acts 2:41 - Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day....

How Should I Be Baptized?

  1. Like Jesus was, by being Fully Immersed under water.

    Matthew 3:16 - After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him.

  2. Like the Bible teaches - every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.

    Acts 8:38 - And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him

    Acts 8:39 - When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing

    The word "baptize" (Greek word "baptizo" means to immerse, or dip under water. Immersion best illustrates a burial and resurrection.

Who Should Be Baptized?

Every person who has Believed in Christ.

Acts 2:41 - Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day...

Baptism is the first step of obedience for anyone who believes in Christ!

At Fairfield we wait until children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.

At Fairfield it is a membership requirement that every member must have been baptized the way Jesus demonstrated.

As soon as an individual entrusts his/her life to Christ you should be baptized. There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized.