Rites of Passage – Part 1

Sermon Notes

Community, reflection, and celebrating are all important ingredients involved in marking and commemorating important rites of passage. And there is one rite of passage which Christ has asked His followers to mark for every Christ-follower as they pass through it and then commemorate it often thereafter. They are to be gatherings of the faith community that are celebrations and times of reflection that overflow into teaching opportunities to our children and gratefulness for each of us. The rite of passage is conversion, the moment when a human being passes from death to life; from slavery to sin to freedom from guilt; from condemned to pardoned. And Christ commanded us to mark this passage by an event called baptism and commemorate it by the ordinance of the Lord’s supper.

This week we’re going to talk about Baptism.