I wanted to take a moment to send you a note to invite you to join us for a special class for Water Baptism on Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 AM during the morning Sunday School hour.
One of the most evident testimonies of the Salvation that has taken place on the inside is the act of Water Baptism on the outside. It is our way of showing the world what has taken place, as well as identifying with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
Even Jesus Himself set the example when he came to John the Baptist asking to be baptized in the River Jordan. We know it was not because He was a sinner, but He was setting the example for believers to follow, and we should follow Him into the Baptismal waters in direct obedience. The Bible says in Acts 2:38 "Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
For early Christians to take the step of Water Baptism was a tremendous step that drew criticism and ridicule from those who were not Christian. It signified a much deeper commitment than just a few shallow words.
If you have not been baptized in water since becoming a Christian, I encourage you to consider taking this class. Please sign up in the foyer, or give the church a call as soon as possible so that we can prepare enough material.
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Doe
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