Baptism

What a glorious day!  Today we baptized Merry Caskey and Alyssa Snyder down at the creek.  It was a little chilly, but beautiful.  To those baptized, I pray that this is a day you will never forget.  May it remind you of your desire to follow Christ wherever He leads.  It is my prayer that you will grow and flourish in your faith. In baptism, you picture your sins being buried in the death of Christ when you go under the water.  In essence, you picture the fact that your old self died.  Whoever you were before you were a Christian is being drowned, put to death symbolically in baptism.  And when you are brought up out of the water you picture being raised from the dead, given a new nature, to walk in newness of life.

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Videos of the baptism may be found on YouTube:
Alyssa & Merry