Sunday, August 9, 2009

celebrate the Sabbath...with baptism...

What a great way to spend the Sabbath! I was honored to spend today with friends and to join with them in the celebration of baptism! My friends' two oldest boys --ages 9 and 7-- and their two cousins from back east, and one adult friend of my friends all were baptized today!

There were about 30 or so friends and family members who gathered at the beach for the baptisms.... we started it off with an explanation of what baptism is-- symbolically joining Christ in His death and resurrection and bublically proclaiming to the world (and all those near us at the beach!) of one's decision to follow Christ, prayer, and then each of those being baptized waded into the water.

Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. ~Romans 6:3-4

Each one proclaimed his or her decision for Christ and was baptised there in the ocean... buried with Christ and risen to a new life.

(no, the bird was not baptised!)

After the baptisms, we all played at the beach for an hour or so and then went to a friend's house for bbq'd ribs and chocolate cake! What joy to celebrate life in Christ on the Sabbath!

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. ~Galatians 3:26-27


  1. Just yesterday, our sermon at church was about the sacredness of baptism and how it its importance is getting lost in our modern culture. The symbolism of baptism is beautiful, and it truly is a rebirth. What a beautiful experience to be baptised in the ocean.

    Blessings to you and your friends!

  2. Hello! We don't know each other, but I came across your blog whilst searching for material to teach on the Sabbath. I'm doing a study on Biblical Feasts and Holy Days with my academy. : ) Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics and heart-findings!

  3. hello to you, anonymous! and welcome! i'm glad you stopped by and hope you were encouraged! i'll pop over and check out your blog! :)


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