At Home Baptism

We had a very cool experience at our house last night. I was almost home from work when I received a call from Leanne about getting the hot tub ready for a baptism. Yesterday afternoon, a young lady stopped by our church office needing to talk with one of our pastors. Thankfully, Matt Silver, our youth pastor, was there. From what I gather, he spoke with this young lady for a little while. Matt spoke with her about the need to believe, repent, and be baptized (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:23, 10:9; 1 John 1:9). By the end of the conversation, she wanted to get baptized. That’s where our house comes in. Our current church building doesn’t have a baptistry that is set up all the time, so it takes some creativity on occasions like this. So in the dark, cold, rainy weather, this young woman was baptized right in our back yard. It was amazing!

We talked together for a short time afterwards, and we even shared in communion. I really felt like I was part of the early Acts church:

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47

Until the next post…