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Baptism

Once we have committed our lives to Christ, the Bible clearly instructs us to signify that commitment through baptism. Baptism allows us to, first and foremost, identify with Christ and, secondly, with the local body of believers. Baptism is the second step of the HighRidge Spiritual Growth Track.

Water baptism says, “I want to live for Jesus and not just for myself!” If you have given your life to Christ and you haven’t been water baptized, we want to encourage you to get water baptized. This is a huge step in your walk with Christ, and we’d love to celebrate it with you! 

What is the meaning of baptism?
Baptism illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. [Colossians 2:12]

Who should be baptized?
Every person who believes in Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. [Acts 2:41 | Acts 8:12]

Why should I be baptized?
To signify that you have received new life through Christ. [Romans 6:4]
To follow the example set by Christ. [Mark 1:9]
Christ calls us to be baptized. [Matthew 28:19]

Why should I be baptized by immersion?
Christ was baptized by immersion, therefore, we should be also.
[Matthew 3:16]
Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. ‘Baptizo’ in Greek literally translates to: immerse or dip under water.

When should I be baptized?
As soon as possible after you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.   

What if I have already been baptized?
If you have been water baptized, your next step is to enter into community with other believers. Groups are the next step in the HighRidge Spiritual Growth Track. 


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We believe the women in this house are full of purpose and gifting, and She Speaks gives the opportunity for women to step into that. Join us on May 19th for brunch, worship, teaching, and fellowship as we discover our purpose. It’s Saturday and we had a pretty good night last night. He will have a day of rest today without dialysis and we hope to get him walking some. This has been a week of ups and downs, highs and lows, battles won and yet to be won. \But our hope and strength is found in our awesome God! We will miss worshipping with our HighRidge family this weekend! Be sure to be in a service so that you can be encouraged and strengthened as you have encouraged and strengthened us! We love you!
#prayforpastorjeff #togetherwebelieve #hope #faith #love #highridge Today started very early with dialysis beginning at 6:30am. We put out a call for prayer and I want you to know that God heard our cries. Jeff’s session went better and overall he has improved some today. More activity wears him out but it’s good activity.

Wins:
1. Stayed off of oxygen - big win!
2. Drainage tube removed.
3. Got to take a shower - finally,
4. Sitting in a chair today with walking as our goal tomorrow.
5. He’s been tolerating liquids and gets to move to soft solids.

Prayer concerns:
1. His blood pressure has continued to stay high and we need that to come down.
2. Pain is getting better today but we’d like it to be gone.
3. The kidneys show some signs of starting to work but nothing consistent. Keep praying for those kidneys please! 
We love what Paul wrote in Philippians 2, “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and o Join us this weekend to hear Pastor Zach Gryder encourage us with God's Word!