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"Pastor Greg, would you baptize me?"
As we approached the ninth tee, with a meandering brook and a cascading waterfall, Marty surprised me with a question: "Pastor Greg, would you baptize me?" I thought he was joking and reached for my driver. Marty reached in his golf bag and retrieved the Bible I'd given him the day he became a Christian. "I'm serious," he said. "You know I've never been baptized. And, well, here's water. What's standing in the way?"
The pastor grinned and nodded at the parallel to the Ethiopian official in Acts 8. They removed shoes and socks, stepped into the water hazard, and Greg baptized his friend. "I welcomed my brother with a bear hug as he stepped out of the water," the pastor recounted. "A water hazard on the ninth hole had become holy ground."
If you're ready to follow Christ in baptism, I'll joyfully baptize you just about anywhere—even a water hazard. But this Sunday, we're going to have a Baptism Celebration in our auditorium at 5pm. Contact me right away if you want to be a part of the Celebration!
Drop By the Blog, Leave a Comment. At my weblog, "Get Anchored," every Sunday I post a new "Song of the Week" (This week, "Breathe" by Keller Williams). Also, every Tuesday I post some entertaining and informative "Links to Your World." This week you'll also find a question about your Bible's most important pages, the continuation of my LeaderLines series called "unChristian Christianity," and guidance for reaching our biblically illiterate culture (featured at Eileen Flynn's Statesman blog, Of Sacred and Secular).
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