Saturday, May 14, 2011

Command #2 Be Baptized

The kids from Grace Home came back for their basic discipleship training. After singing, we had a time a review and accountability. How many people did you share the story with? The kids did great for their first time. Command #2 is Be baptized from Matthew 28:19. The story is from Acts 8:26-39, Phillip and the New Believer.
 An angel of the Lord directed Phillip to go down the road in the south toward Gaza.
 There, he found an Ethiopian Eunuch who worked for Queen Candace. He was sitting in his chariot reading the Torah. The Spirit told Phillip to go to the chariot. He asked the official if he understood what he was reading.
 "How can I without someone to guide me?" So, he invited Phillip up in the chariot. Phillip began with the verse the official was reading and shared the entire gospel of Jesus Christ.
 When they passed by water, the Ethiopian asked why he shouldn't be baptized. Phillip told him that if he believed with all his heart, he could. So, they went down into the water and Phillip baptized the Ethiopian official.
 Sarah and Suraj take a turn.
Evangeline shares the story. Pray that the kids will share the story with others, and when they are allowed, they will identify with Christ by being baptized.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great story of how God speaks and when He commands we must obey! The Ethiopian was so excited by his conversion that he didn't care that all he probably saw was a mudhole (that's how I envision it). Phillip was probably like look let's just wait and we'll get to a pool or a body of water and we'll do a proper baptism. But the Ethiopian says "what keeps me from doing it now! Why wait?" Phillip was like ok "let's do it!" I'd have loved to have been there. That's just awesome watching the power of God transform a soul like that! Amen, and the angels sang!