"Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 3:21, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:16, John 3:5, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 6:3–6, Titus 3:5–6, 1 Corinthians 6:11
What is Baptism?
Baptism is not something we do, but something God does. Therefore, it is not just a symbol. It is a sacred act in which God Himself is at work forgiving sins, giving new life in Christ, and bestowing on us the Holy Spirit with all of His gifts.
What’s so special about a handful of simple water? Nothing, until God connects His Word to it! In Baptism, that is exactly what God is doing. He combines His life-creating and life-giving Word with the waters of Holy Baptism, and thereby we are born again of water and the Spirit (John 3:5).
In and through Baptism, God cleanses us from all of our sins, snatches us from the power of Satan, and gives us everlasting life. It is all God’s doing as He gives us His blessing. It is His promise. In Baptism, our Triune God imparts to each of us personally the gifts the Lord Jesus Christ won for the world through His life, suffering, death, and resurrection. Please see especially Gal. 3:27; Col. 1:13–14; 1 Peter 3:21; Titus 3:5–7 and 1 Cor. 6:11.
Being Baptized at Grace Lutheran Church
We baptize all ages of all nations as Jesus Himself commands (Matt. 28:19-20). If you are interested in receiving the gift of Baptism for yourself or your child, please contact the church office at 863.293.8447.