Taking the Plunge…

Lawrence Baptism (640x427)

Have you taken the plunge with simply the bungee rope saving you from certain death as you dropped from the launch platform? Bungee jumping is a popular adventure activity and while I haven’t taken the plunge I can imagine the experience is exhilarating.

The whole experience of being baptised is also exhilarating and while initially there may be anxiety, even fear if you are afraid of water, baptism is an important step in the faith journey.

In the sacrament of baptism we identify ourselves with the death and resurrection of our Saviour and God performs a miracle.

The Apostle Paul in Romans 6;3-5 describes it this way, “…don’t you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.”

And Romans 6:11, “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

In Acts 8 we find the story of the Ethiopian official, who upon being told the good news about Jesus from Phillip, when he came across some water said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptised?”

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28 thoughts on “Taking the Plunge…

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      Blessings.

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      Blessings

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