Initiation rites are a part of many organizations and institutions. For example, a wedding is a kind of initiation rite into marriage. People joining sororities or fraternities often participate in a selection and initiation process known as “rush.” Every president of the United States has stood with his hand on a Bible and sworn an oath of office that signifies his initiation into the presidency. Join us for part three of Ripple Effects to learn how baptism is a sign of our adoption and a beautiful initiation into the family of God.
Passage (read it):
Principle (know it):
Baptism is a sign and celebration of belonging to the Body of Christ.
Practice (do it):
RSVP for beach baptism on August 22 and help us welcome the newest members of our faith family.
As you read Acts 10 and the book of Galatians, invite the Holy Spirit to teach you the difference between freedom in Christ and religious law-keeping. Thank Him for taking you, an outsider, and making you a son and daughter of His.