Easter at The Commons | March 27th, 2016 at 10:00am | E. 5th St and N. Bartlett St, Medford, OR 97501

Baptism Photos

Over 30 men, women, boys and girls committed their lives to Jesus Christ and made their deceleration public through Baptism. You can view the photos here.

What is Easter about?

What is Easter about? Who is Jesus? Why do we need a savior? What is the Gospel? Why did Jesus have to die? Did Jesus really raise from the dead?

What is baptism?

What is baptism, and what does it mean? Do I need to be baptized to be saved? Who should be baptized? Do I have to baptized on Easter or can I wait?

Baptism Photos

Over 30 men, women, boys and girls committed their lives to Jesus Christ and made their declaration public through Baptism at our Easter Service on March 27th, 2016 at The Commons amphitheater in Medford. Please welcome these brothers and sisters to the family of God when you see them, and be salt, light and an encouragement to them.

What is Easter about?

  • What is the Gospel?

    The Gospel is simply translated as “good news”. The “good news” is this – God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus. In other words, the way to possess eternal life is to possess God’s Son. 1 John 5:11-12

  • Why do we need a savior?

    God showed His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Jesus have to die for us? Because Scripture tells us everyone is sinful. To “sin” means to miss the mark. The Bible declares “all have sinned and fall short of the glory (the perfect holiness) of God”. In other words, our sin separates us from God who is perfect holiness (righteousness and justice) and God must therefore judge sinful man. Isaiah 59:2 // Romans 5:8

  • Doesn‘t God see and accept the good things I’ve done?

    Scripture also teaches that no amount of human goodness, human works, human morality, or religious activity can gain acceptance with God or get anyone into heaven. The moral man, the religious man, and the immoral and non-religious are all in the same boat. They all fall short of God’s perfect righteousness. The Apostle Paul declares that both Jews and Greeks [Gentiles] are under sin, that “there is no one righteous, not even one”.

    No amount of human goodness is as good as God. God is perfect righteousness. Because of this, God cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is. Before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves. No amount of good living will get us to heaven or give us eternal life. What then is the solution? Romans 1:18-3:8 // Rom. 3:9-10 // Ephesians 2:8-9 // Titus 3:5-7 // Romans 4:1-5

  • Why do I need to believe and trust in Jesus to be reconciled to God?

    God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness) but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has not left us without hope and a solution. Romans 5:8

    This is the good news of the Bible, the message of the Gospel. It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son who became man (the God-man), lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute. Romans 1:4 // Romans 4:25 // 2 Corinthians 5:21 // 1 Peter 3:18

  • What do I need to do to be saved?

    Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, the Bible states “He that has the Son has life.” We can receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by personal faith, by trusting in the person of Christ and His death for our sins. John 1:12 // John 3:16-18

    This means we must each come to God the same way: (1) as a sinner who recognizes his/her sinfulness, (2) realizes no human works can result in salvation, and (3) relies totally on Christ alone by faith alone for our salvation.

  • So what is Easter about then?

    Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection of Jesus from death is a core belief, for “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead,” so we have much to celebrate. 1 Corinthians 15:17-20

What if I still have questions?

The Gospel is the core message that we share every Sunday, not just on Easter. Come and join us this Sunday, hear the Gospel message, and talk with any one of our pastors or elders – they would be happy to answer any question you have.

What is Baptism?

  • What is Baptism?

    Baptism is a sacrament – a means of grace – for the believer. Baptism in itself does not save – only your faith in Christ does that. But baptism is an act of responsive love (obedience) in which we declare our willingness to follow Jesus Christ. It is a public and outward sign of the inward work of God’s saving grace in your life. Ephesians 2:8-9

    Baptism illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. Colossians. 2:12

    Baptism illustrates your new life as a Christian. 2 Corinthians 5:17 // Romans 6:4

  • Who should be baptized?

    Every person who has believed in Christ should be baptized. Matthew 28:19 // Acts 2:41 // Acts 8:12-13

  • Do I have to baptized on Easter or can I wait?

    No, you don’t have to be baptized during our Easter service. However, there is no reason to delay your baptism. As soon as you have decided to receive Jesus Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized. If you wait until you are “perfect”, you’ll never be or feel “good enough”! Acts 2:41 // Acts 8:35-38

If I didn’t get baptized at Easter service, but I want to now, what should I do?

We don’t just baptize at Easter – we baptize several times throughout the year. If you would like to be baptized at our next opportunity, connect with us at any Sunday service or send us a message.

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