Baptism

Saturday, August 26th

Hey everyone,
We are so excited for our all church baptism Saturday the 26th of August and so honored that you are a part of this special day. Here is some information and frequently asked questions as promised. We are praying for you this week and thankful for all that Jesus is doing in your life and for the step of obedience you are taking in being baptized.

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When is the baptism?

This Saturday, June 24, 2017
(The next one will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017)
What happens if it rains?
We will make the decision before 12pm on Saturday as to a cancellation. Rain will not keep us from gathering. A lot of rain may.
Please check out the church website for an announcement if you are not sure. No news is good news.
www.ccphilly.org

What is the schedule?

4pm – BBQ, swimming, hanging out
6pm – Baptism (If you are getting baptized, please be there at 5:45pm so we can meet with you all for a short time).
Where exactly is it?
Reid and Cindy Ballard’s Home
777 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA, 18940
215-852-9417

Directions:

. Start out going northeast on Philmont Avenue (take a RIGHT out of church parking lot)
. Turn LEFT onto Bustleton Avenue/PA-532. Continue to follow PA-532. (go 1.4 miles)
. Turn LEFT onto WEST STREET ROAD/PA-132 (go 2.7 miles)
. Turn RIGHT onto 2ND STREET PIKE/pa-232 (go 6.3 miles)
. Turn RIGHT onto SWAMP ROAD
. 777 SWAMP ROAD is on the RIGHT

What should I wear?

A modest swimsuit for baptism (no two piece suits please) or comfortable clothing. Please try to wear this when you arrive to cut down on bathroom time.

Can I bring anything?

Please bring a blanket and/or chair to sit us as seating will be limited. Also, a side dish to share (chips, salad, fruit, dessert, etc.)

If I am getting baptized, will I need to say anything publically?

No, we will not be having a time of public testimonies due to the amount of people getting baptized.
The pastors and elders who will be doing the baptizing may personally ask you a question or two and will pray with you individually

Will Pastor Joe be baptizing?

No, he will not be there.

Can children be baptized?

Yes, but we do not baptize infants and young children. If you would like to have your child baptized they should be of an age where they understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. We trust the parents to be prayerful and to use discretion and wisdom on this.

What is the importance of Christian baptism?

Christian baptism is, according to the Bible, an outward testimony of what has occurred inwardly in a believer’s life. Christian baptism illustrates a believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. The Bible declares, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:3-4). In Christian baptism, the action of being immersed in the water symbolizes dying and being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the water pictures Christ’s resurrection.

In Christian baptism, there are two requirements before a person is baptized: 1) the person being baptized must have trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior, and 2) the person must understand what baptism signifies. If a person knows the Lord Jesus as Savior, understands that Christian baptism is a step of obedience in publicly proclaiming his faith in Christ, and desires to be baptized, then there is no reason to prevent the believer from being baptized. According to the Bible, Christian baptism is important because it is a step of obedience-publicly declaring faith in Christ and commitment to Him-an identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

Christian baptism does NOT add anything to your salvation. It is a response to ALREADY being saved.
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Why does the person being baptized have to go all the way under water?

We believe that the Bible clearly teaches baptism by immersion. It is the only mode associated with baptism in the Bible and the only mode that expresses the meaning of baptism as shown in passages such as Romans 6:1-10 and others.
But the simplest answer to this question is found in the meaning of the word “baptize.” It comes from a Greek word which means “to submerge in water.” Baptism, by its inherent definition, must be an act of immersion in water.
The action of being immersed in the water pictures dying and being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the water illustrates Christ’s resurrection. As a result, baptism by immersion is the only method of baptism which illustrates being buried with Christ and being raised with Him.
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Contact the Church Office at 215.969.1520

Any more questions? Feel free to reach out to me at 215-969-1580 or jsorensen@ccphilly.org
See you Saturday!
Josh Sorensen

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