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Why Water Baptism:

If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior at any time and have not been water baptized, then we encourage you to come out and make this public confession of your faith in Christ. Being water baptized is a wonderful expression of commitment and a personal statement of faith. We encourage you to bring your whole family to this celebration.

Next Water Baptism:

Saturday, Jan. 31st
Van Dyke | Courtyard
Sunday, Feb. 1st
Van Dyke | Courtyard
Sunday, Feb. 1st
Sunday, Feb. 1st
Temple Terrace
Sunday, Feb. 1st
Ybor Campus

Who should be baptized?

… those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized…

Acts 2:41 AB

Water baptism is for those that wish to make a public declaration of their faith. We believe that the appropriate age is 7 and up. If you have any questions, please contact one of our pastors prior to the baptism service at baptism@gfconline.com.

Why should I be baptized?

To follow the example set by Christ :

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Mark 1:9 NIV

Because Christ commanded it:

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:19-20 NLT

It demonstrates that I really am a believer:

…many of the [people] who heard Him believed and were baptized.

Acts 18:8 NIV

We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

I John 2:3 NIV

What is the meaning of baptism?

It illustrates Christ’s death, burial and resurrection

For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.

Colossians 2:12 NLT

It illustrates new life as a Christian

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

Romans 6:4 NLT

Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you; only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-… it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

Water Baptism


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