Thursday, October 13, 2011

We're putting in a pool in our auditorium!

Baptism is simple, but it's so deep. A lot of the deepest things in our life are simple. Jesus commanded His disciples before He left the earth in Matthew 28:18-20, after He told them that all authority in heaven and earth had been given to Him, "I'm the one you follow." He said, "I want you to make disciples of all the nations, and I want you to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I've commanded you. I am with you always, even to the very end of the age."

So Jesus says, "After you place your faith in Me, I want you to let the world know you belong to Me by being baptized."

There are a lot of people reading this today today who have decided to follow Jesus – either for the first time or again after a time of not following Him, but here's the question…How can you claim to be a follower of Christ if you're not willing to take the first step He has called you to take through baptism?

That's where this Sunday comes in. Immediately after our service concludes, we are going to be giving you the opportunity to take that next step following Jesus by being baptized in water. Yeah, we're filling up a pool in our auditorium right as you read this!

This could be just the opportunity you've been looking for. Don't miss it. If you've decided to start new with Jesus (even if you're doing it right now as you read this), this Sunday can be the day you make it public . . . and when you make it public, often times it becomes so much more real to you.

Bring some shorts, T-shirt and a towel. We'll give you time to get changed. Looking forward to baptizing many of you this Sunday at Freedom Valley! Let me know if you have questions. I would love to talk to you about this personally.


Anonymous said...

This really awesome-I pray many people bring their towels! :D God bless!

Jason Fitch said...

Me too! Thanks :)