Jesus never asked His disciples to remember His birth.  But He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection.  He gave the church two visible symbols (called “ordinances”) as reminders of His death.  These two ordinances are: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.
 
Why Should I Be Baptized?
 
1.      To follow the example set by Jesus.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazarethand was baptized by John in the river.”  Mark 1:9
 
2.      Because Christ Commands it.
         “Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.’”  Matt. 28:19-20
 
3.      It demonstrates that I really am a Christ Follower.
“...many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized.”  Acts 18:8
“We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands.”  1 John 2:3
 
If you are interested in discovering if Baptism is something you would like to pursue or to talk to Pastor Ric about Baptism, please click the email link above or call.
Ric Olsen
Email:ric@theBeacon.church
Phone:714-633-3351