Presentation on theme: "A Covenant Of Blessing For You And Your Child"— Presentation transcript:
1A Covenant Of Blessing For You And Your Child BaptismA Covenant Of BlessingFor You And Your Child
2Jesus Commanded Us To Baptize “...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them...and teaching them to obey all I have commanded “
3Baptism Means Many Things Church MembershipForgivenessGod’s BlessingCelebration!Sign Of CovenantOur Promises
4Baptism Is A Sign Of The New Covenant Circumcision was the sign of the Old Covenant… the Old TestamentBaptism is the sign of the new covenant or New Testament in Jesus
5Baptism And Circumcision Both are signs of the CovenantBoth are signs of faithBoth are given to children of believersBoth can be received before the child/person actually has saving faith
6What’s A Covenant?A covenant is an agreement between God and His people establishing a firm relationship based on promises and conditions
7God Seals His Pledge To include your child in his family To show His grace to your childTo forgive your child’s sinsTo give new life by the Holy Spirit
8Baptism Is A Time To Renew Our Pledge To love and serve Jesus ChristTo be faithful to His churchTo raise this child in the faithTo live the Christian life at homeTo teach the faith
9In Baptism We Are United With Christ Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death…if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection
10Baptism Is The Mark Of New Life In Jesus Christ “Since we died with Christ we shall also live with Him” (Romans 6)Baptism celebrates Christ’s victory over deathBy the Holy Spirit we are marked as God’s ownThe Holy Spirit enables us to accept God’s forgiveness through repentance
11Parents Bring Their Child On The Basis Of Their Own Faith With the hope that the child will grow in faith to love and serve the Lord
12As Parents You Have The Primary Responsibility To make your child aware of GodTo pray with and for your childTo set a good Christian exampleTo teach your child the faithTo build your family based on kindness, respect & forgiveness
13Your Church Is Responsible To: Celebrate baptism in all its joyWelcome new members into the life of the church
14Your Church Is Responsible To: Support each member during life’s trials and spiritual strugglesEnrich faith of other Christians
15On The Day Of Baptism A special bulletin will be at the font Baptisms usually follow the children’s sermon
16On The Day Of Baptism We begin at the font, then move up steps Parents stand on organ side of platform
17On The Day Of BaptismWater is poured on the child’s head in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
18On The Day Of Baptism You’ll receive a certificate & gift Would you like to choose an elder to assist?
19Baptism Is A Sign Of Being In Christ… A sign but not the MEANSThe MEANS is faith“By grace you have been saved through faith”
20Our Prayer Is That One Day Your child will profess Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and SaviorYour child will thank you for living out the Christian faith
21Questions For Discussion How were you raised spiritually?What helped or hurt your faith?Discuss the “ball field illustration”What are your spiritual habits?How can you teach the faith at home?What habits will help your child get to know God?
22Questions For Discussion Will anyone else be involved in the service?