baptism

We celebrate baptisms throughout the year.
If you would like to be baptized or have questions concerning baptism please contact Pastor Rusty  rusty@cohmaricopa.com or call the church office @ 520-252-6381

Baptism is an outward expression of a commitment to follow Jesus.  We believe that this is the first step one takes in the process of becoming a disciple of Christ.  We believe that baptism is a sacrament that a believer enters into once they become of age to do so. We do not hold to the belief of infant baptism, but do offer dedications for parents and children.

Oct 26th

The Purpose of Baptism:

  • Water Baptism identifies the believer with the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
  • Water Baptism identifies the believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.“When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. It was a spiritual procedure–the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2:11-12“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 6:4
  • Water Baptism is a public testimony – the outward confession of an inward experience. In baptism, we stand before witnesses confessing our identification with the Lord.
  • Water Baptism is a picture representing profound spiritual truth:Death“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20Resurrection“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. If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.” Romans 6:4-5“He died once to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God. So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus. Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires. Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning. Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.” Romans 6:10-13

 

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