I write briefly to again congratulate you on your recent Water Baptism here at First Christian Church.
Water Baptism is a vital part of the Christian life, and is a declaration of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is also a symbol of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord and declares to the world that you have "died to sin", yet have risen to new life in Christ. Col. 2:12 "having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead."
For the Christian, Water Baptism is a primary step of obedience, and is indicative of a desire to please Him at the beginning of your new Christian life. Living a life of obedience will continue to pave the way for even greater blessings and advancements in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.
william Willimon said: "In baptism we are initiated, crowned, chosen, embraced, washed, adopted, gifted, reborn, killed, and thereby sent forth and redeemed. We are identified as one of God's own, then assigned our place and our job within the kingdom of God."
If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me, and it is wonderful to have you as part of the family of God!
Rev. John Doe
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