I remember the first time I tried to read the Bible for myself. I was 17 years old. I’d recently gone over the baptism questions. One of the elders asked me if I’d ever read the Bible cover to cover. My honest answer was ‘No.’ I was SURE I wasn’t going to be approved for baptism. (To my shock, I was indeed.)
That night I thought I’d give it a try. I sat down on the floor, cross-legged, with the Bible on my lap. I opened it slowly … reverently … and began to read.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
As with any milestone of life, it’s natural to mark the event with a meaningful gift. Baptism gifts may be novel or traditional, they may be practical or purely commemorative. Whatever is given, baptism is an opportunity for individuals, families or the whole congregation to demonstrate their hopes and support for the newly baptized.