As I wrote in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I am thankful for God's mercy to me.
Yesterday, I knew I was going to be out driving, so I made sure I went to worship. After all, it was SONday. My Lord's day!
And, it had been what seemed like forever, since I last worshipped with brothers and sisters in Christ, at a brick and mortar location!
Once again, I didn't drive to the church across town, where I normally worship. Instead, I worshipped at a church closer to my home. Banwell Community Church is where I went.
The reason I worshipped there yesterday, had nothing to do with the location of the church building. It had to do with a friend.
One of the women from our singles' coffee time, where participants meet at Tim Horton's (Timmy's) once per month, invited me and others, to worship with her at Banwell C.C.
Y, is a pastor, who is not working in that capacity, at the moment. She is on an outreach committee at her church. A couple of weeks ago, Y notified all the single people she knows that Banwell C.C. is creating a single's group.
When Y called me Saturday, I told her I would join everyone for worship. Afterwards, those who could make it, were all going to meet at a nearby location of Timmy's. I committed to join the group there, also.
One thing that was nice about the worship service yesterday, was the fact that it was a day for baptisms. Six (6) people were baptized. Hallelujah!
Hmmm... this reminded me of Mark 16:16, where Jesus told us, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."
My friend, many people I know were baptized as infants. Like me. However, it was not my choice this happened. Nor, did it have any salvific value.
So, if you are a believer in our Lord, Jesus Christ, and have not yet made a decision to be baptized, then I would suggest you read the New Testament part of the Bible. There, you'll find out for yourself that in order to be obedient to God's Word and His leading, every believer must be baptized.
I did it. Yes, even though I had been baptized/christened as an infant, many years ago, I made the decision to honour God and His Word. In obedience to Him. And, was baptized, symbolizing dying to myself... and living for Christ.
Please know I pray for you. Regularly.
Until next time...
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