Monday, November 02, 2015

Service Order: Adult Baptism


Jesus says: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything
 have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.           Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
P:        The word of God tells us that we have all been born with sin, so we are sinners. For this reason God the Father sent Jesus to die on the cross, for all people.
When a person has been baptized and also believes in Jesus, God forgives that person’s sin. He takes him away from the devil. He makes him his friend. Then that person will live with God forever.


P:        Who presents this person for Baptism?


Witnesses: We do.


P:        Witnesses, since you present name  for holy baptism, continue to care for her/him. Set her a good example and remember her/him in your prayers. Encourage her/her to come to services in God’s house. Do you intend to do this? If so say “Yes, I do.”

Yes, We Do.




P:        I put the sign of the cross on your forehead and on your heart. From today you belong to Jesus.


Hear the Good News


Jesus says: I tell you the truth; no-one can see the kingdom of God without being born again; no-one can enter the kingdom of God without born through water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3,5,6


P:        Let us pray the prayer that Jesus taught us.




Our Father in Heaven:
Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, 
Forgive us our sins as we forgive
those who sin against us. 
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.  Amen


P:        The Lord watch over you as you go out and come in,
now and forever.


Renunciation of the Devil


P: Do you renounce the devil?


            Yes, I renounce the devil and all his works and all his ways.


P:        Join with name in confessing the Christian faith


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.  And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, dead and buried. 
He descended into hell. 
The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence He will come the judge the living and the dead.
 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Christian church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.  Amen.


P: Do you want to be baptized?


            Yes, I do.


P: would you like to tell us about it.




BAPTISM:      name


PRAY FOR:              name


All-powerful God, the Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we give you thanks. for freeing your sons and daughters from the power of sin
and for raising them up to a new life of grace.
Sustain them with your Holy Spirit:
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord,
the spirit of joy in your presence. Amen

Name  I ask you to affirmation of Baptism


Vow: I promise to live
In the grace and power of my baptism.
I promise to grow in Christ
And in the knowledge of His Word.
I promise to serve Him
With all that I am,
And all that I have.
I promise to remain steadfast in His church
until the end.
I promise all these things
Trusting God to help me
With His grace and strength. Amen.



Developed by Rev Jim Bryan

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