How do you receive everything that #Jesus
has done to save this world?
24 August #MorningDevotion
: "Paul said, ‘The baptism of John was for those who turned from their #sins
; and he told the people of Israel to believe in the one who was coming after him – that is, in Jesus. When they heard this, they were #baptised
in the name of the Lord Jesus. Paul placed his hands on them, and the #HolySpirit
came upon them; they spoke in strange tongues and also proclaimed God’s message. "
To be baptised into the name of the Lord Jesus brings you into the life and person of your #Saviour
. Through baptism you receive everything that he has done to save this world from the power of #sin
. You share in the #power
that flows from his great #Easter
victory, your sins are forgiven, you receive the Holy Spirit, and you are assured of one day living with him in #heaven
. It’s amazing what God does through this simple act of #baptism
The people of Ephesus wanted to be baptised. They wanted to be part of him who has so much to give, and so they were baptised into the name of Jesus. And immediately they began to speak about him to others; it was a natural response.
That’s how the Holy Spirit does it. He unites us with #Christ
and then touches our #hearts
so that we want to tell others about the wonderful things he has done. That’s how he builds his #church
Lord Jesus, you have given me so much in my baptism. You have made me a part of your body, the church. Thank you for everything. Amen.
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