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Baptisms  5-20-07

    Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:39-42

    Today was another wonderful day in the presence of our Great God and Savior as we worshipped Him according to the gospel of His free Sovereign Grace. We are privileged again to be used of God to see sinners confess Christ the right way. In the waters of baptism, after having been taught of God, and having had an overwhelming and compelling revelation of His glory in Jesus Christ, through the gospel.

    We aught never try to be wiser than God. He has ordained the preaching of the everlasting gospel to call, quicken and conform chosen sinners to the image of His dear Son, of which baptism is a grand emblem.

    To conform them to Christ, means to be placed in Him, by God. To be Crucified , buried and raised together with Him, as your Surety, Substitute and Savior, is vividly seen in the act and ordinance of baptism.

    The lawful recipient of this ordinance, are those whose conscience has been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as their justification and their body then washed with pure water, an expression of the sanctifying work of the holy Ghost setting them apart to the gospel of His glory. This is done because of Christ resurrection, assuring the redeemed sinner, that God has accepted him, in the beloved, both now and forever!

    When this is understood, as the Ethiopian hath said, "what doth hinder me from being baptized?" The answer is , do YOU believe the gospel? If thou dost, thou mayest! Acts 8:37 1Peter 3:21,22

    Those standing were recognized as new members into Grace. We are grateful for His continual mercies!


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