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Baptism is a huge celebration at The District Church. We baptize those who have made a decision to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord — it is an outward and public expression of an inward and personal reality, and we do this in obedience to Jesus' command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
What is the meaning of baptism? The word “baptize” means “to dip or immerse”. It illustrates Christ's death,
1. To follow the example of Jesus. Baptism was the first thing Jesus did before beginning his ministry. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that
2. To obey Jesus’ command. Baptism was the last thing Jesus called for after his resurrection before returning to heaven. “
3. To join with the historical church—the body of Christ. There are two sacraments of the church, two things that Jesus did and asked his followers to do: communion and baptism. The church has responded faithfully to Jesus’ call to observe these practices for 2,000 years. By being baptized you are joining