Jesus asks all those who follow him to be baptised – as a public demonstration of what God has already done when they accepted him as Lord – they are now forgiven by and reconnected with God their Creator, and live a life that is empowered by God’s Holy Spirit.
In the act of baptism we see the faith and hear the story of…
Christians who identify themselves with the death, life and resurrection of Jesus. Christians who don’t want to live selfishly anymore, but in a way that pleases God – even if that proves costly.
Matthew records near the end of his gospel that just before Jesus returned to his Heavenly Father, he asked his closest friends to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Those of us who love and follow the Lord Jesus Christ, but have not yet been baptised are called to baptism. Please have a chat with myself or another of the church leaders today and please take one of the helpful ‘Baptism’ booklets now available at Reception.
Expressing an interest now DOESN’T mean you are obliged to be baptised this Easter. What it does do is provide an opportunity to begin a conversation that is very significant.