Saying, “I do.”
This Sunday, we’ll be getting back to basics with a topic that has occupied many a sermon in our fellowship. We’ll be talking about baptism. Baptism can be a pretty serious topic, and that’s entirely understandable. It’s a big deal. But I thought I’d start us off with a few funny stories about baptism that I found on the web.
- · For years, whenever our church held a baptismal service, we had to use a neighboring church's baptistery. So when our church built an addition with a baptismal pool, we were pleased. So was our daughter. While riding in the car with my daughter and her friend, we went past a pond. My daughter's friend proudly spoke up, "I was baptized in that pond." My daughter responded with no less pride: "Oh, I was baptized in a jacuzzi at our church." –Patricia Edwards, Foster, RI
Today, I hope to get back to basics on this basic of the faith. We can make this a very controversial discussion, or we can decide to look at the big picture. That’s what I hope to do. I hope, if you haven’t been baptized, you’ll think about what it might mean for you.