1.22.2008

Baptism Sunday...

Earlier this week I alluded to an incredible worship service our church experienced this weekend. Sunday morning as our pastor got up to begin speaking, he talked about the baptisms he was supposed to do at the end of the service....The only problem: When he went to fill the baptistry early Sunday morning, their was a plumbing problem in the pipes that fill the baptismal, so it couldn't be filled like normal...His solution? We were baptizing two boys who both were super excited and whose family members had traveled to be there that day...We couldn't just not do it. In his words, "our church had a responsibility to minister to these young guys and their families." So that's what we did. Instead of our pastor preaching a sermon, we all formed assembly lines from every faucet in the church to the baptistry. Every person in the church took part...The stronger guys filled trash cans and buckets. Kids filled cups, ladies formed lines to pass bowls and pitchers throughout the church...It took us about 20 minutes to fill it up, but we got the job done...Then while the two kids were getting ready to be baptized our pastor invited anyone else who needed to take that step in their journey of following Christ to come forward and be baptized...We ended up baptizing another teenager and an adult that were both there that day...Probably one of the most powerful "sermons" I have ever experienced...I think we should baptize like that every time!

2 comments:

JMob said...

agreed brother. maybe we should fill up the baptistery with cash next time. that way you could get ur 1500!

grego said...

that is a great "sermon". thanks man.