FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
“So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. As they rode along, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptized?” He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water…The eunuch went on his way rejoicing.”
Acts 8:35-39 (NLT2)
David Frum, one of President George W. Bush’s speechwriters, wrote in his book, The Right Man, that when he drove home on the evening of September 11, 2001, after the tragic attack on our nation by Muslim terrorists that something grew within him. He wrote that a sudden sense of American ownership gripped him as never before. He said that suddenly the F-16s flying overhead were his jets. The empty streets in Washington were his streets. The burning Twin Towers in New York were his towers. The smoldering Pentagon was his Pentagon. He said that when he got home, his wife and children ran and embraced him almost in desperation. They were his family. On that night, they piled up pillows and sleeping bags, and all of them slept in the living room to be together.
Today we remember the attack on our nation on 9/11/2001. For most of us, it was a time that caused us to have a sense of renewed “American ownership.” We were proud of our nation, our first responders, our military, and we stood together. Baptism is a way to say we are proud to be Christians, and we stand together. Yet, some come up with reasons not to identify themselves as Christians through the symbol of baptism.
On Sunday, Mike gave us a few examples of excuses people might give and our response: “I’m not ready to join the church.” However, baptism at NorthStar does not automatically make you a member. “I’ve been baptized already as a baby.” But believer’s baptism happens after faith. “I’m scared of what others will think of me.” However, they are pumped for you!!!! “I haven’t trusted Christ as my Savior and Lord.” So, trust Him Now!!!!!
If you are ready to be baptized let us know here https://northstarchurch.org/event/baptism