"Matthew 3" Tagged Sermons

Why we dunk people under water

More than a religious ritual, Baptism is a beautiful symbol of a person’s faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is also a sign of what a believer is becoming as he or she follows Jesus from death to life. Finally, Baptism is a seal of belonging. Like a wedding ring, baptism is a visible reminder that this person belongs to Christ and is a part of His Church. In part one of Because, Gary explains why we baptize people and what…

A Leap of Faith

Baptism is an ancient symbol of a person’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have demonstrated their new life in Jesus by allowing themselves to be immersed under water. To be “immersed” into something means to fully plunge or go into deeply. More than a religious ritual, there is deep meaning behind the symbolism of baptism. Jesus invites His followers to plunge into a life fully devoted to God. Join us as we explore baptism and what it…