In this All-Age service, Manju and Pamela presented some of the many different uses of water. Water is essential to life, and is special to the Christian life because we use it to baptize people who want to give their lives to Jesus.
In a first ever hybrid baptism service with 30 people present and several times that number on line, Francis considered how baptism is about engaging new spiritual roots. While the West is in a secular age actively neglecting the need for spiritual roots it holds values and practice virtues as like cut flowers without the…
On Easter Sunday, after two adult baptisms, Francis reflected on baptism asking how risky it might be and why people are drawn to seek it. Looking at the Great Comission in Matthew 28, the sequence of discipleship, baptism and mature obedience is drawn out.
This week Francis continued looking at Baptism to build understanding. He considered it in relation to koinonia-fellowship before linking it to communion. The message: Baptism marks, signs and seals one in the koinonia-fellowship of Christ’s church and communion feeds and sustains one in the koinonia-fellowship.
On the first Sunday in Lent Francis considered baptism. Why did Jesus institute a baptism for all disciples? How was this unique? How is this different from all the reasons leading people to seek baptism for their children today? What is wise baptismal practice for parents wanting to raise their children as disciples?