“Take Me To The Water...” Baptism.... If we could paint a picture for you quickly — the water (when getting baptized) symbolizes a grave. For some, that may not be the most comforting image — however, when you read what comes after the comma in 1 Corinthians 15:4 hopefully your perspective changes. The period doesn’t come after the burial — it comes after the RESURRECTION.
1 Peter 3:21 also describes an illustration of baptism. “And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 3:21 NLT) Christ died AND rose from the dead for the remission or cancellation of our sins. Baptism is your public proclamation in being recognized with Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection!
Join us as we celebrate those who’ve made the decision to RISE with Christ in Baptism on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 7:00pm at Bethany Baptist Church (275 West Market Street, Newark, NJ) #RISE #RiseBaptism
If you are interested in being baptized, please call the church number in the flyer, or see Minister Gail Chatman or Sis Alba Henderson for more information.