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February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until May 1, 2020
Christian water baptism was established by Jesus when He called His apostles to make disciples of all nations and to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Christian and Missionary Alliance churches encourage all followers of Jesus to be baptized. We regularly schedule baptisms throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact the church office at 402-721-5180.
In the early church, baptisms were conducted in public places and identified the person as a follower of Christ. Today, baptisms are often performed inside church buildings, yet a public demonstration of faith in Jesus remains part of the practice.
Repenting of Sin
Baptism followed repentance and faith for the early church. the apostle Peter invited his listeners on the Day of Pentecost to:
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will received the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)
Three thousand people responded to the invitation, and those who accepted his message were baptized. Alliance churches follow the same practice of baptism for those who have repented of sin and put their faith in Jesus Christ.
New Life In Christ
The apostle Paul explained that baptism also represents the believer’s union with Christ. (Romans 6:3-4)
Immersion in water symbolizes the end of the old way of life. Coming up out of the water represents new life found in Christ. The person who was previously dead in sin has been made spiritually alive by the same power that raised Jesus from the grave. United with Him, the believer is released from the power of sin.