If you were asked to draw a picture that explains what it means to have salvation and life in Jesus Christ, what would you draw? The most common illustration the apostle Paul draws on as a short-hand image of what it means to live in Christ is baptism. This sacrament also means participating in His death and resurrection, enjoying the freedom of forgiveness, sharing His love in community, and hoping in eternity. “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph. 4:5). Every believer shares in the same experience. Even as we heard last Sunday in our study in Colossians: “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead” (Col. 2:12).
Every time we gather as a church in faithfulness to Christ’s command to baptize disciples, we don’t just give witness to the work of new life in the gospel in individuals. We physically recall the life of Christ at work in us as we remember our baptism.
October 16th is a special Sunday as we mark the 39th anniversary of TFC’s founding, and celebrate the ongoing life we share in Christ through a baptism service.
Our schedule for next Sunday will be:
9:30 am – Worship Service. Introduction of baptism candidates.
11:15 am – Baptism Service. South parking lot.
11:45 am – Picnic. Catered lunch for $5 per plate. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fall weather outside on our south lawn. Some seating will be provided.
Moving together into the remarkable love of Jesus Christ.