This Sabbath at Richardson (March 29)- “Baptizing them” – Part 2

Whenever God has given His people a huge blessing, we can be sure that Satan will always try to distort the meaning and devalue the experience of the blessing. This is true of the Sabbath. This is also true of baptism.

The world is full of substitutes for true Bible baptism, such as sprinkling, pouring, rose petals, multiple re-baptisms without renewal and reformation, baptisms for dead people and the idea that water baptism is only the first step toward so-called “baptism of the Holy Spirit.” In recent times there have been more subtle substitutes for true Bible baptism, such as being baptized into Jesus but not joining the church, being baptized without an understanding of the cost of discipleship, and being baptized without being ready to participate actively in the Gospel Commission.

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–

Series:

“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 www.egwwritings.org)- Acts of the Apostles, Evangelism, Christian Service

Pathfinder Honors (found at www.pathfindersonline.org/honors/index) – 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!

 

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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.
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