Water Baptism - Salvation through Christ
Water baptism is a public declaration of our faith in Jesus. It is acknowledging the cleansing power of Jesus' blood over our sins. In the process of going down into and up out of the water, the believer identifies with Christs's death, burial, and resurrection.
On Baptism Sunday, ten believers underwent water baptism. Most of the participants have just recently undergone the Encounter God Weekend. They were more than eager to proclaim their new-found faith in Jesus. All were excited to make an outward expression of the inward miracle.
Janet Gallardo, a mother of two, states that through her baptism, "Nakabaon na yung dating ako. Isa na akong bagong nilalang!"
Janine Urbi, a young working adult, says, "Yun na lang kasi yung kulang." She has undergone the Pre-encounter and Encounter God Weekend, and she feels that she wants to publicly confirm that, "Isa na akong Christian---that I received Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. "
Glenda Escosio, another young working adult sees as her baptism as her marriage with Jesus. "Gusto kong i-broadcast sa buong mundo that I'm with God and God is with me!"
Happening every last Sunday of every month, Water Baptism is always a joyous and momentous occasion.
The excited participants on their way to the venue.
Pastor Tim prays for the baptism participants.
Mommy Janet victoriously emerges out of the water.
Janine Urbi: "Isa na akong Christian---I received Christ as my personal Lord and Savior."
Glenda Escosio: "Ang nag-udyok sa akin para magpa-baptize ay 'yung katotohanang love ako ni God."
When we are raised out of the water, we are symbolically resurrected—raised to our new life in Christ and to be with Him forever, born into the family of our loving God (Romans 8:16).