Sunday, August 25th, we were treated to an event which we should never grow tired of, a baptism. Three young souls came forward and, through faith and the grace of Jesus Christ, joined the family of God. At the request of the Jessee girls, who invited their school friends to come see the event, it was performed at home in the family pool. Pleasant weather welcomed many out that day to celebrate and hear a gospel messaged delivered by Chase Grubb. Baptism is an outward display of the inner change in a person's heart when they accept the call of Christ. Though it has no effect on salvation, it has a deep significance that cannot be
ignored. We practice immersion baptism to symbolize the burial of Jesus following his atoning death on the cross, and subsequent resurrection, because, as the Word says in Romans 6:4, "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." We should always strive to bear witness to and take joy in the act, showing those cleansed souls a family that celebrates their conversion and offers them stability as they embark on a new life.
Remember to pray for these young souls, that they'll go out into the world in strength and confidence in God's promises. Also, pray for their school friends, that they might see the change the Spirit brings and open their hearts to Gospel truth.