The fruit of the Spirit comes from our study of the latter part of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, but in looking at these two brief verses, each quality of the Spirit-manifested fruit necessitates a biblical study on that virtue throughout the Scripture. As such, our message series this summer ought to be refreshing, and encouraging, as we consider anew the unique work fo the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Speaker: Gary Campbell, Jr.
Baptisms are one of the great celebrations of the Christian life and Christian community. As made clear in the passages we will cover this week, what those who are baptized on Sunday morning do is not what saves them, rather, baptism is an outward, public, and symbolic picture of what has already taken place in their hearts. They have been saved by trusting in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in their place. So as they enter the waters of baptism, they identify with Jesus in His death, recognizing that their old self has died- and as they come out of the waters of baptism, similarly, they identify with Christ’s resurrection and the new life that they already have in Him!
Baptism serves as a symbol, but it also serves as a witness, to each one of us, that those who are baptized this weekend testify to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to His saving power in their lives- and for that reason we must celebrate! This time in particular we are grateful to have Attaboy with us leading us in worship on this great day!