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We often include a segment of our weekend worship hours entitled “From The congregation” in which someone in our church family will share a short story concerning their spiritual journey.

 

Why do we baptize?

Who would ever have the audacity to baptize Jesus Christ? That was exactly John the Baptist’s predicament when Jesus came to him to be baptized. John said, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. (Matthew 3:14-15)

Baptism looks so simple that you cannot help but wonder: “How could this possibly be important to God?” It was important to God’s Son because he made it a point to be baptized, to baptize others (Jn. 3:22), and to command his disciples to baptize others (Matthew 28:18-20).

While dripping wet after being baptized one man told me: “This is the greatest experience of my life.” Another said: “I could feel the Holy Spirit fill me.” Honestly, I did not feel anything unusual after my baptism. But I did have the satisfaction of knowing that I had obeyed Jesus.

Have you been baptized as a believer? We are conducting a baptism service on Sunday Nov. 30, at 9:45am in our sanctuary. If you are interested in being baptized or want to know more about it, come to one of the two baptism classes offered in the south lobby on Sundays Nov. 9 & 16 at 9:45am.

To express interest click here.


Weronika Z


Jake B