Monday, September 15, 2008

Baptism

As an outward image of my commitment to Christ, I will be baptized on October 12, 2008, my birthday. I was baptized as an infant, but honestly don't have a clue what my parents vowed for me. I feel like I've come to a point in my life where I have experienced a lot of change and God's presence in my life. So, I've decided it is time for me to make this known to all that I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and that my sins were forgiven when He died on the cross many years ago. I know the Holy Spirit lives within me, but this is my outward message to everyone that God is working through me and guiding me through the Holy Spirit.

Here's a couple verses from the Bible about baptism.

Matthew 3: 11-12 I'm baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I'm a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He's going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He'll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he'll put out with the trash to be burned.

Acts 2: 38 Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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