Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Monday, August 25, 2014


Last Sunday evening my 2 granddaughters, Hannah and Sophia, were baptised...showing others that they love Jesus and choose to be His followers.

The baptism was held at the local pool.
Baptism is a symbol - a picture of dying to self, and being raised to a new life in Christ.

Hannah shared her story of why she was choosing to be baptised.

Sophia shared her testimony too.

16 baptisms.  16 lives choosing to follow our Saviour, Jesus.  Jesus radically and dramatically changes lives. Maybe some did not have drastic testimonies of how Christ rescued them from drugs, homelessness or other things.  That really is a blessing.  Others did.  But Christ wants to rescue each of us because we all need rescuing.  We all sin.  Whether it is a raunchy lifestyle or a raunchy attitude, extreme selfishishness, meanness or rudeness.  Wherever we are, He is the One Who will give us a new life and hope for what lies ahead.  It isn't about our goodness.  One lady shared how she had never been baptised because she just didn't think she was good enough.  None of us are good enough.  Our works won't get us into heaven.
Only Jesus.

After the baptisms, the celebration continued with swimming

and rootbeer floats!

For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2:11-12 (NLT)

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