Baptism is a sacrament, an external sign and seal of God’s covenant of grace. Whereas the sacrament of Communion is an act of covenant renewal, the sacrament of Baptism marks one's entrance into the covenant community, the Church. Baptism also serves as a constant reminder of our union with Christ, by which we enjoy forgiveness and new life. Using physical elements that we can taste, see, and touch, the sacraments help us to understand spiritual realities. They help us to remember and to trust the promises of God. Plus, as we participate in these physical rituals, we testify to our faith in God’s promises before a watching world.
On the morning of their baptism, we ask our baptism candidates to read the story of their redemption before the church. For God's glory and your encouragement, we've posted those stories below.