Down into the water

RE Verse reading–Acts 8:26-40 (day seven) “Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him”  (vs 38)  We will preach the message of believers/immersion baptism twice today.  We have no argument with those who do it differently, but we don’t find infant baptism anywhere in the New Testament.  Parents dedicate themselves and their children.  Baptism is reserved as a confession of personal faith.  Christ commands us to teach people this theologically, psychologically important step.  See Matthew 28:18-20.   We will do so today.  Twice.  In worship and Bible study we will reflect on Acts 8–how Philip and the eunuch “went down into the water”.  It is a clear picture of immersion.  Tonight at the church picnic we will preach this conviction as we witness the baptism of 7 new members of our fellowship.  “Buried with Christ in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life. . .”  Leading us down into the water, God lifts us up to new life.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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