Day 24 of the Habits of Grace study directs our attention to Water Baptism. This is a short and concise message that we are seeing less and less in the local church! David Mathis summarizes that baptism is not only a valuable confirmation from the visible church that we are born again, but that we’re symbolically buried with Jesus in death and raised to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4). So if you’re new to the faith, baptism marks new – covenant initiation and obedience to the Word. If you’ve already been baptized, then watch your church baptisms to see the gospel on display! It’s always encouraging to me to see others baptized and joined to Jesus. Whichever stage you are in, do not be disengaged when it comes to water baptism. Be blessed! Be Revealed!
“Where there is genuine faith on the part of the person being baptized, and where the faith of the church that watches the baptism is stirred up and encouraged by this ceremony, then the Holy Spirit certainly does work through baptism, and it becomes a “means of grace” through which the Holy Spirit brings blessing to the person being baptized and to the church as well.”