Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baptism Sunday

20,000 Christmas Child boxes will leave Winnipeg this week.

Baptismal Sunday
Julia 18 is a pastor's daughter. She knew God but did a lot of bad stuff. She got away with telling a lot of lies until she got caught. That night she recommited her life and her parents became her best friends.

Vanessa 17 is in grade 11 at MBCI. She grew up in a Christian home. She attends youth group here at Eastview. Going on SOAR inner city ministry has drawn her so much closer to God. We are God's masterpiece.

Guest pianist Trevor Olfert
Song: You choose the humble and the weak. The same love that set the captives free has set me free and is calling me by name.

Baptized by youth pastor Cory Bell in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus our hope living for all who receive.

There is no one else for me none but Jesus crucified to set me free. Now I live to bring him praise.

Eastview is a family. We renew our covenant to care for one another.

Elton Dasilva:
Baptism is not about changing religion. It's from the Greek word for dying the cloth. Taking on the color ( character) of Christ. Being immersed in Christ. This morning we've had people baptized that grew up in Christian homes and people who lived evil lives and were changed by the love of Christ.

Going under the water and coming out as someone in Christ. If you are tired, Christ is inviting you to be washed and cleaned by Jesus. We can't deal with our issues on our own. There is One who loves you the way you are.
There is a language of belonging. You now belong to the community of Christ.
We are so connected by technology we don't have time to really get to know one another. But now you BELONG to this fellowship.
You have begun this journey.
If anyone here wants to join this blessed fellowship talk to one of our pastors.

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