This weekend was our Baptism Celebration weekend. It is the weekend where we do open, spontaneous, outdoor baptisms. Jud preached about baptism, people decided they were all-in, and they responded.
The catch … it was FREEZING! Had to be one of the coldest late-May weekends ever. I must have checked the weather on my phone 20 times. The temp never topped 58* on Sunday. That is winter like for us Vegas folks. The wind was blowing 20-30 miles per hour. And the water wasn’t heated. So, as I stood crying, watching all of those people shivering as they followed the Lord in baptism, all I could think was … that is MAJOR love and dedication to Jesus.
One of my favorite things is that families can link arms and get baptized together. It is really special. Here are some pictures:
First off, if you didn’t win the drawing for Uncensored Truth: A No-Spin Guide to the Christian Faith, I have this little consolation prize for you. This is the performance of Amazing Grace that we did this Easter. Our team worked hard and were incredible. So enjoy. You can get the FREE audio download of this version here. If you are on FB or an RSS feed, click through to watch … trust me.
“In Uncensored Truth, Jud Wilhite offers a straightforward guide to the core beliefs of Christianity and shows why they matter and how they apply to life. Jud leads a no-holds-barred discussion about everything from God and Jesus to the Bible’s teaching on end times, heaven and hell. He shows how discovering God’s uncensored truth leads one to rediscover God s uncensored grace in a fresh way.” – Product Review on Amazon
Jud wrote this book as the simplest, most engaging way to explain the essentials of the faith as he possible.
So … I have 10 copies of this book to give away to celebrate. All you have to do is leave a comment. I’ll draw the winners at random Sunday night, and announce them on Monday. You can find the book at Central Online Bookstore and Amazon.
Posted by Lori (If reading on RSS feed or FB, click through to watch video)
I love Easter. I love celebrating the life, sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. I love the unique opportunity that we have to share the Gospel with tons of people who don’t normally come to church. I love that God uses the work, effort and energy of staff & volunteers to make His name known and bring people to Himself. Ahhh … I love it.
What is your church doing this Easter to share Christ with your community?