Sunday Worship Service(With Baptisms)- September 2017

The word Baptize is the English form of a Greek word which means to immerse: to place something into something else. Thus, water baptism rightly and biblically ministrered is in similitude to Christ’s baptism which indeed is immersion(as we read in Mathew 3:16 – And Jesus, when he was baptized …went up straightway out of the water)
There is a cloud of misunderstanding around this ordinance of baptism in Christendom especially in its relationship to salvation. The bible is so clear that we are saved by grace through faith in what Christ did not of our works which includes the deed of obeying in water baptism. Having said that, Those who have receieved the gift of salvation always have a willingness and even an eagerness to obey in the waters of Baptism as a key signs of new life received in Christ. This is why we read from the words of Ethiopian Enuch in Acts 8:36 – “…See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” to which Philip answers “…If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest…”
More importantly water baptism is an act of obedience to Christ command (Mathew 28:19) which is primarily an identification of our lives with Christ. This is what we understand in what the Scripture 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.
Hence, those dear ones whom the Lord has saved and added to the body of Christ are going to be baptised in identifying themselves with Christ acknowledging Him before His church and men as an act of obedience this Sunday God willing, on September 3. Baptisms will happen in Morning service(from 10:45am – note time change & early start time) which will be followed by lunch. So don’t miss to join us for these baptism celebrations along with the worship services on the Lord’s day.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven” – Mathew 10:32

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