Baptism is an act of publicly demonstrating and confessing one’s faith as a disciple, a believer, and a follower, of Christ Jesus who has received the redemptive blessings of His sacrificial, atoning work.
In order to follow Christ’s command and bear witness to God, the church, oneself, and the world, a believer should undergo baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Through the use of water immersion of one’s body, baptism visually and symbolically represents a person’s identification with Christ in His death and resurrection. It signifies that their former life and the pursuit of sin have been put to death, and it clearly portrays their release from the bondage of sin.
At Mosaic Church, we practice and advocate for “believer’s baptism,” which is performed for those who have repented of their sins and have placed their faith and trust solely in Jesus Christ for salvation and righteousness.
A New Life in Christ Jesus
The act of baptism is a representation of a new life in Christ. As Romans 6:3-4 states, when a person is baptized into Christ Jesus, they are also baptized into His death and are buried with Him in baptism. This symbolic act illustrates that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life.
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
– Romans 6:3-4
Deliverance From the Bondage of Sin
1 Corinthians 10:1-2 speaks of baptism as a symbol of deliverance from the bondage of sin. It recalls the Israelites who passed through the Red Sea and were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, representing their liberation from slavery in Egypt. Similarly, baptism represents our freedom from the power of sin and our new life in Christ.
“For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.”
– 1 Corinthians 10:1-2
Symbol of the New Covenant
The act of baptism is a symbol of the new covenant. As described in Colossians 2:11-12, Baptism symbolizes the circumcision of the heart and the believer’s participation in the new covenant through faith in Christ’s resurrection and the power of God.
“In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.”
– Colossians 2:11-12
Ready to take the next step and get baptized?
We are excited to invite you to take the next step in your faith journey by participating in our next water baptism. It’s a beautiful opportunity to publicly declare your faith as a disciple of Christ Jesus and celebrate the work that God has done in your life.
If you’re interested in getting baptized, click the button below sign up today and one of our pastors will contact you to go over the logistics of how we perform baptisms. We want to make sure you feel comfortable and prepared for this special moment in your spiritual journey.
It’s important to note that if you were baptized prior to attending Mosaic Church, we don’t require you to be baptized again unless your baptism happened before you placed your faith in Jesus. Our desire is to honor the decision you made to publicly declare your faith in the past and celebrate with you as you continue to grow in your relationship with God.