This was, hands down, one of the best Thursday nights of the semester!
9 of our very own students were Baptized. Tears of joy filled the room like never before.
There were 7 girls that were baptized and 2 guys.
Will spoke on baptism the week before this, and on this night, our dear friend, Mo Asaad came and shared more on baptism. The students learned what it is, what it isn't, why we do it, and just what it means to be baptized.
The reason this is so great, is because each and every one of those students knew exactly what they were doing. They weren't doing anything blindly, they had all of the information and they were very excited!! :)
Below is the video from the baptism that our very own, Chris Hundl made for us.
Isn't that incredible!!!! Now, over the next few months, I look forward to sharing with you different stories from these students!
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" Phil 1:6
I read a commentary on this simple verse...and it talked about how important these words are. "It means here that Paul was entirely convinced of the truth of what he said. It is the language of a man who had no doubt on the subject." -therefore, there was no question in his mind. Then, "Paul affirms here that that work was begun by God. It was not by their own agency or will. It was on the fact that it was begun by God, that he based his firm conviction that it would be permanent." They weren't messing around here. And finally, "Will perform it - means that he would carry it forward to completion; he would perfect it. It is an intensive form of the word, meaning that it would be carried through to the end. He would not leave it unfinished."
Now, thats exciting! This semester God began some incredible things in these students (and many more of course) ... but most of these students just became Christians THIS semester...and a few, just within the last couple of weeks!! :) This, my friends, is why we are here...and we absolutely love doing what we do!!!