1 October 2017

Dear family in Christ

Praise be to God for the 8 adults and 2 children who are baptised at the Sunday service today. We thank our Abba Father for his salvation grace and bountiful mercy for calling them to Himself as his beloved children through various people and outreach ministries. Three persons knew about Jesus Christ through their experiences at 31st GB, 52nd GB and the Befrienders ministry respectively. Three persons had caring friends who shared Jesus with them. Four had loving family members who prayed for them to believe in Jesus.

These baptismal candidates will take their vows in the presence of God and his Church to declare their allegiance to Christ. As they make their vows, let us join our hearts with them in renewing the same vows which we had taken at our own baptism. The first vow calls us to turn to Christ. The second vow directs us to repent of our sins. In the third vow, we renounce the devil and all his works, the empty show and glory of the world with all the covetous desires of it, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that we will not follow or be led by them.

Heavenly Father, by the power of your Holy Spirit, you give to your faithful people new life in the water of baptism.  Guide and strengthen us by that same Spirit, that we who are born again may serve you in faith and love, and grow into the full stature of your Son Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.  Amen.

In Christ

Pastor John