This Sabbath at Richardson (March 22)- “Baptizing them” – Part 1

When I was eleven years old Evangelist Archer Livengood held Bible meetings in our little church in Wilson, North Carolina. During those meetings my young heart was impressed that this was my time to give the rest of my life to Jesus. At the end of the meetings, on Sabbath, April Fool’s Day, 1967 I told the world that I wanted to be a fool for Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:26-31) by being baptized.

I knew at the time that through baptism I was uniting with Jesus, His church and His final movement. Baptism helped seal and develop my identity. Since that time I have had times of struggle, doubt, discouragement, crisis and failure, but I always knew that I belonged to Jesus and was destined to do something important in His final movement.

Just before He returned to heaven, Jesus made it very clear to His followers that they should go everywhere and make disciples, and that a very important part of that process was baptism.

Join us the next few Sabbaths at Richardson (9am & 11:30am) as we look at why  baptism is such an important part of our spiritual journey. This continues our series “His Commission = Your Mission.”

Here are more tools for our journey of discovering the mission Jesus gave to each of us–


“His Commission = Your Mission”

(The Great Commission – Matthew 28:18-20)

Watch previous messages at this link.

The Great Commission

(click links for Bible Bookmarks)

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”   Matthew 28:18-20

For best results, P.R.A.I.S.E.!

  • Pray, asking God for wisdom
  • Read the Bible passage for the day
  • Apply the Bible passage to your life
  • Interact with a Bible Study Group
  • Share something good with someone
  • Encourage others to join the journey 

Start or Join a Group

Why not invite friends & family to join you on this journey? Pick a regular place & time each week to share what you are learning. Matthew 18:20. You’ll love it!

Additional Recommendations for

The Great Commission

Books by Ellen G. White (found at Acts of the Apostles, Evangelism, Christian Service

Pathfinder Honors (found at – Cultural Diversity Appreciation, Adventurer for Christ, Personal Evangelism, Junior Witness, Prayer

All events are open to the public and free of charge at 1201 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas. Feel free to invite a friend to join you!


About danserns

Happily married and father of three great kids. Seventh-day Adventist pastor who invites everyone to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord, embrace all the teachings of the Bible and join a vibrant Adventist group.
This entry was posted in Adventist Missions, Club Ministries, Financial Ministries, Religious Liberty, Worship Service, Youth Ministries and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s