Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/16/23 by Pastor Steve Shields.
Listen as Pastor Steve discusses baptism and your role in baptism.
Baptism represents cleansing. Baptism doesn’t make us clean. Jesus makes us clean, but baptism is a picture of our cleansing.
Jesus offers a fresh start or a reboot. Baptism is a picture of that fresh start.
As you watch a baptism, you are not a spectator. Instead you have the role of examiner. Not to examine those being baptized, but to examine your own heart to see if you are dead to sin and alive in Christ.
You also have the role of encourager. To cheer on those being baptized. Not just today, but also next week and next year and beyond. The Bible tells us we are to encourage one another.
Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 8/22/21 by Pastor Steve Shields.
Isn’t it interesting the emphasis people put on the last words spoken by someone? The words of Jesus before He ascends back into heaven include to baptize and be baptized. Let’s take a closer look at the words Jesus speaks.
Jesus tells us to go. We go to share what we have discovered. We share with those around us the love of God, whether that be to those we work with, those in our homes or to a different country.
Jesus us expects us to be disciples and make disciples. We love those around us and let our light shine. We help people find forgiveness and life in Jesus. We also teach people to follow Jesus.
Jesus tells us to baptize and be baptized. Baptism indicates cleansing, transformation and commitment to Christ.
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