01.29.18 | Discipleship by Melinda Gividen

    To put it simply, Baptism is asking God to do for you, what no one else can - wash you clean. It is the way God instructs us to receive his free gift of Grace through Christ.

    Questions about baptism that you may be asking yourself:

    1. Have you been baptized?
    2. What have you heard about baptism?
    3. What does your family say about baptism?
    4. What have you heard that Northeast says about baptism?
    5. Do you think baptism is important? Why/Why not?
    6. Why do you suppose Northeast approaches baptism, as well as other topics, different than other churches?

    What Northeast believes about baptism:

    • Baptism is by immersion. The Greek word for “baptize” means “to dip, plunge, immerse”
    • Baptism is a question. It is a question/request asking God to do for you what no one else can – wash you clean. It is the way God instructs us to receive his free gift of Grace through Christ.
      • Read: Matthew 3:1-6; 1 Peter 3:20b-21
    • Baptism is an association. In baptism, you’re associating yourself with Jesus and thus entering his family.
      • Read: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 19:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
    • Baptism is a personal decision. It is something that each person can, and should decide for himself or herself. This is why we do not baptize infants.
      • Read: Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:4-13
    • Baptism is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to participate in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
      • Read: Romans 6:1-11
    • Baptism can happen anytime, anyplace, and by anyone previously immersed. It isn’t reserved for Sunday’s, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be in public.
    • In the early church (recorded in the book of Acts), everyone was baptized, usually when they initially converted/decided.
      • Read: Galatians 3:26-29; Colossians 2:6-12; Hebrew 6:1-3

    What are your questions?
    What’s holding you back?
    We want to talk with you about any questions you may have surrounding baptism. Lets have a conversation: Contact Us