The role of Baptism in Christianity
Tonight and this weekend, I’ll be teaching about water baptism in Christianity as a part of the Remember series. This series has been a look at rituals and behavioral disciplines that Christians have utilized throughout the past 2000 years as ways to grow closer to Christ and become more and more like Him in all things.
Tonight and this weekend, we tackle baptism.
There is no topic more divisive in Christianity than baptism. Among the ranks of diversity in Christianity worldwide, we have various modes of baptism, times of baptism and specific reasons for baptism.
It’s a bit intimidating.
As normal, I am teaching from a perspective of unity in the church. I desire to teach the Bible, all the while, realizing that God has called us to love one another, work together and respect those who don’t have the same exact belief systems on secondary issues.
So, tonight I will be looking at baptism in the church globally. Then I will also look at baptism in our church locally.
My goal isn’t to say who is right and who is wrong.
But in the midst of all this, there are many who simply haven’t been baptized and they really should be. So this teaching will be focused on those who are in need of baptism today.
If you have not yet been baptized… this is for you. If you have a son or daughter, friend, family member, neighbor who has questions about baptism… bring them.
We believe that there will be some impromptu baptisms directly resulting from these worship experiences. Please be there.
You don’t want to miss this weekend at 4RC.