Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christening: Pre-Jordan Seminar

Today we spent two hours listening on how important a Baptismal ceremony is (God's Commandments and The seven Holy sacraments were also discussed) ...
Tito Jake, Ninang Aicee, Kuya Ej, Tito Lom were also there with us...
and so you are now ready to receive your first sacrament!


The Importance of Baptism

I linked the article below to the original post, just click the title Importance of Baptism if you want to read the original:)
ealthy families have family pride; members are not ashamed to be recognized as a part of the family. Sadly, I’ve met many church members who’ve never publicly identified themselves with God’s family—by being baptized. 
Baptism is not some optional ritual, to be delayed or postponed. It signifies your inclusion in God’s family. It publicly announces to the world, “I am not ashamed to be a part of God’s family.” Jesus commanded this beautiful act for all in his family:
Why is baptism so important? Because it symbolizes one of the purposes of your life: incorporation into the fellowship of God’s eternal family.
Baptism declares your faith, shares Christ’s burial and resurrection, symbolizes your death to your old life, and announces your new life in Christ. It is also a celebration of your inclusion in God’s family 
Your baptism is a physical picture of a spiritual truth. It represents what happened the moment God brought you into his family.
Baptism doesn’t make you a member of God’s family; only faith in Christ does that. Baptism shows you are part of God’s family. Like a wedding ring, it is a visible reminder of an inward commitment made in your heart. It is an act of initiation, not something you put off until you are spiritually mature. The only biblical condition is that you believe.

Let that amazing truth sink in! Because Jesus makes you holy, God is proud of you. Being included in God’s family is the highest honor, the greatest privilege you and I will ever receive. Nothing else comes close. Why not pause right now and thank God that he included you? 
“Praise God for the privilege of being in Christ's family and being called by his wonderful name!” (1 Peter 4:16, LB).





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