Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Madelyn's Baptism

"Now, by being buried with Christ in baptism, we set our seal to the fact that the death of Christ was on our behalf, and that we were in him, and died in him, and, in token of our belief, we consent to the watery grave, and yield ourselves to be buried according to his command. This is a matter of fundamental faith—Christ dead and buried for us; in other words, substitution, suretyship, vicarious sacrifice. His death is the hinge of our confidence: we are not baptized into his example, or his life, but into his death. We hereby confess that all our salvation lies in the death of Jesus, which death we accept as having been incurred on our account..."

~Charles Spurgeon
 (You can read that sermon in its entirety HERE).

Madelyn (right) with her friend, Cassie (left)

This past Sunday afternoon, our church family got together in the afternoon (after already being together for worship earlier in the day) for a baptismal service. A brother and sister in Christ opened their home to everyone for it. Although it was quite hot, it was a blessed time!

My Madelyn had gone to our pastor expressing an interest in being baptized as she felt the conviction upon her heart to do so in obedience to Christ.

Chris got ready to help baptize our daughter...


He always checks the water temp with his toe before getting in! He makes my heart smile...


Our pastor spoke...


We sang a few hymns...


Loved ones all gathered together to witness this public display of announcing ones salvation through faith alone in Christ alone...


I don't have pictures (at this time) of Madelyn's actual baptism. I video'd the event. Thankfully, a few others took photos but I don't have any of them to share yet. :) If you would like to see the *short* video...you can do so HERE. **Be sure to watch how Chris gets in the pool at the very beginning...he's such a hoot! He can't just get in gradually ~ he has to do it all at once. I told him a cannonball may not be quite appropriate so he *rolled* in instead!!**

I am aware that some of my friends who read here are probably paedobaptists. I am a credobaptist...but am still studying both views. Either way, I know our salvation does not depend on it. :)

Thanks so much for sharing in that beautiful day with me! I hope your week is Christ-honoring and joy-filled! :)

Warmly,
Katy



“We ought to regard the sacrament of baptism with reverence. An ordinance of which the Lord Jesus Himself partook, is not to be lightly esteemed. An ordinance to which the great Head of the Church submitted, ought to be ever honorable in the eyes of professing Christians.”  

~ J.C. Ryle



9 comments:

  1. So happy to see another soul come home :-) so happy for you and for Maddy :-)

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  2. T'is so sweet to see one's children follow in the commands of the Lord. A happy day it is when we welcome another sister in Christ into the family of the Lord.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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  3. Yes! Praise the Lord!! So happy to gain an sister in Christ. What a Beautiful time for Maddy!!

    -Ashlee Michelle

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  4. Awesome to see young people follow our Lord & I love your blog x your summers look so lovely :)

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  5. So enjoyed the video... and I love to see young ladies like Maddy follow God.. Simply Beautiful..

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  6. What a blessing!!! It's a precious thing to see our children follow the Lord. Hugs to you! :)

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  7. So glad I went back to read this post. What a wonderful precious time in the Lord. Roxy

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy