Today is baptism Sunday. Now we might be fighting a little bit of rain or effects of rain today. But it is a Celebration nonetheless.
At Stonepoint, we do not have a traditional baptistery, so Baptisms are scheduled for three times a year. Today is the first baptism service of 2019. The whole service will be dedicated to baptism and its celebration. It's a time for the whole church, both campuses to come together to celebrate life change. And celebrate we do. In addition to the baptisms themselves, we sing. Loud. After the service, we have bounce houses, Kona ice. Barbecue and hot dogs. We come together as a family. It's part dinner on the grounds, part river baptism, part worship service.
This is homecoming. It's a family reunion. It's a party because our brother, our sister was lost and has now returned. We celebrate with the angels in heaven who rejoice when a sinner repents. "Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:15
We involve each other in the process. The baptisms involve the whole staff and those who have been influential in the life change that is being celebrated. Journey Group leaders and members. Parents. Siblings. Best Friends. A recognition of the joy that is to be spread.
What a great day in the Lord!
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If you have not believed and followed Christ in baptism, I ask you, Look, here is water. What stands in your way?