With God's help, we aim to form a worshipping, witnessing and caring community in which all may be supported as they grow in faith, and may use their individual talents to bring about God's Kingdom, locally and in the wider world.
MORE THAN WATER?
All of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.
Why should we think about baptism? When a person is baptized, there is so much more than water. Baptism symbolizes how through faith in Jesus we’ve become “clothed” with Him (Galatians 3:27) Or in other words, it’s a celebrating that we belong to Him and that He lives in and through us.
As if that weren’t significant enough, the passage tells us that if we’ve been clothed with Christ our identity is found in Him.
We’re the very children of God. (Vs 26). As such we’ve been made right with a God by faith, not by following Old Testament law, (23-25). We’re not divided against one another by gender, culture or status. We’re set free and brought into unity through Christ and are now His own. (Vs 29)
So, there are very good reasons to remember baptism and all it represents. We aren’t simply focusing on the act itself but that we belong to Jesus and have become children of God. Our identity, future and spiritual freedom are found in Him