August 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
Filed under: Personal Lessons...

    Okay, so this one has been getting thrown around inside my head for the past two days now.  On Sunday I had the chance to visit a church that has been recently planted and is being Pastored by a teacher at school who I very highly respect. This is something that I have desired to do for a very long time but due to previous responsibilities haven’t been able to go. So, when I realized that this would be the one week that I would be able to go I was very excited.

I woke up that morning, jumped in my truck with my friend, and took off. Needless to say, it is kinda awkward to visit a new church up here in the North Woods. Most are small and I never really enjoy taking someone else’s pew. This put inside of me the slight anxiety which I very often prone to. Thankfully, after we arrived at the church, this anxiety soon dissipated.

The service went very well and I receivd a blessing from the preaching of God’s Word and the songs that were sung to his Praise and Glory, but the biggest thing happened after the service. Unbeknown upon our initial arrival the church had a Baptismal service planned out by the lake. So, seeing that this would be my first outdoor Baptismal service, we jumped at the opportunity.

It was amazing to hear all 15 of those getting baptized share their story. Some were kids who came to Christ at an early age, others were saved out of a life of sin and tradition, but all were sharing the amazing grace and mercy that could only come through the death of Christ.

Needless to say, I left with a full heart. There is something about a Baptism out in public. It seems so real, so open, so…Biblical. Thy were all declaring to the congregation and those who came because of the crowd that gathered that they were willing to forsake all and follow Christ. God is very Good…


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