A public profession of faith.
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward reality. The Bible teaches us that anyone who has decided to follow Jesus should follow that decision with a public declaration of his or her faith in Jesus. When followers of Jesus are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. There is nothing special about the water. It is merely an outward sign of the internal change that has taken place within you.
We look forward to celebrating your baptism during one of our Sunday services! Every baptism at LifeSpring Church is celebrated publicly, but your story is personal. So before you get baptized, we want to sit down with you to hear about your faith journey. Never shared your story before? Here are a few questions for you to think through:
Life Before Christ
We all have different journeys to Jesus. Before we knew his saving grace, we desperately needed His saving grace. What did your life look like before knowing Christ? What sin and pain were you walking in before knowing Christ?
Coming to Know Christ
Though we lead different lives leading up to Christ, we all reach that point when we realize our need for salvation. What brought you to this moment? What did God do in your life that led you to consider Christ? When did you begin sensing his call? How have your beliefs changed? What has God revealed to you about who He is? How has that changed you?
Life With Christ
After salvation, the Holy Spirit begins the work of sanctification. He begins to mold us and chip away at our lives and hearts so that we might better imitate Christ. How have you seen fruit in your life and evidences of the Holy Spirit working in you? What external changes have you seen? How has your heart changed?