Monday, February 27, 2012

"Raised to Walk in Newness of Life..."

Matthew 3:16-17
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

I cannot wrap my head around what it must have been like to have been at the baptism of Christ.  I am sure it was a sight the people in the crowd that day talked about and never forgot!  Over the past several weekends, Rob Baker, Field Director for BHM has had the opportunity to travel to a variety of different locations and preach.  Each service was unique in location but consistent in the proclamation of the gospel message.

Two of the church gatherings also included baptisms.  The streams and rivers of Haiti grew great crowds as communities and family members gathered to witness the public display of complete life change in their loved ones! 
Lives that were once walking in darkness have now entered the light!  A line was formed along the side of the river as people eagerly anticipated their opportunity to proclaim their love for Christ.

Matthew 28:19-20
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

The name of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed among the people of Haiti.  Pray for the pastors of Haiti that they may faithfully shepherd the church.  Pray for the lives of several individuals over the past few weekends who have made public their decision to follow Christ.  Pray that believers in Haiti would see the importance of walking alongside other believers in discipleship and growing in the likeness of Christ.

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