What Jesus Says to a Complacent Church


November 1, 2020

Baptism is a really significant event.
Whether we were baptised as a child and our parents and the church stepped in for us and made some commitments that we picked up for ourselves later.  Or maybe you were baptised as an adult.  Doesn't matter.  Baptism is lining our lives up with God.  Baptism is saying "yes" to Jesus. And in the world we live in today, that's a pretty awesome thing to do.
Because the message of Jesus is a message of love, and redemption, and hope, and grace, and mercy, and compassion.  Many of us have experienced that love of Jesus.  And we know what it's like to a part of His family. But there are lots of people and many are our neighbours who don't know that message; they don't understand who God is and they've never experienced the grace and forgiveness of Jesus. 
So, what does that mean if we're baptised.  Jesus last words to his followers in Matthew 28:19-20 gave this charge: “God authorised and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you.”
Now there’s the challenge.  
Let’s do it!!

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