The creative work of God's Spirit through the preaching of the apostles brings into being a community of men and women who are marked out as Christ's disciples. This body of Christians is a believing, baptised, faithful, potent, united, loving, joyful, growing community, young but essentially complete in form and function. The infant church is and has what every church should long to be and have in its proper place and fashion, a model of vibrant Christianity.
CLOSING THOUGHT: Jesus Christ and His cross are divisive! We can try to deny it, we can hope it's not true. We can attempt to create a false sense of peace with the world around us, and even our own families. But the fact of the matter is that every individual is on one side or the other concerning Jesus; with Him and in Him, or against Him and separated from Him.
What difference does Christ make in the heart of a believer? Matthew 5:6 prepares us for the morning sermon on the Lord's Day. In this verse of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that Christ changes the objects of a believer's hunger and thirst, while feeding the believer and guaranteeing his full satisfaction.
Reading: Genesis 17:1-14; Mark 10: 13-16
Text: Lord's Day 27
Your children are baptised because they are God's children
The modern objections to this
The Scriptural foundations for this
The practical implications of this
11/26/2023 - Evening Service - Holy Baptism
I. Baptism's Sign
II. Baptism's Seal
III. Baptism's Comfort
Lords Day : 26
Scripture : Matthew 28:16-20, Act 22:12-16, Titus 3:4-7
Psalters : 400, 387, 392, 327
Reading: Romans 6:1–14; BC Article 34A
Text: Lord's Day 26
In the sacrament of baptism the Lord guarantees us His covenant promises.
These promises point:
First, to the significance of the blood of Christ
Secondly, to the work of the Spirit of Christ
What is biblical baptism? What does it accomplish? How do Old Testament washings, the ministry of John the baptizer, and Christian baptism relate? Does the Bible ever mention babies being baptized? The answers are in this timely message.