This week we continue our Glad You Asked sermon series. In this series we are attempting to use God’s Word to answer the questions that you submitted. One of the most common questions submitted was around the topic of baptism.
That makes sense. For at least the last 500 years, Christians have debated who should be allowed to baptize, and what age someone should be baptized, and how the baptism should be performed, whether through immersion or just sprinkling water over the person’s head.
Maybe you have had this same debate with your Christian friends who follow a different practice of baptism than our church. And maybe you would like an airtight argument to respond to those who want to dispute you. But there is no airtight argument, no Bible verse, no logic that is going to resolve these differing opinions.
So instead, I would like to focus on what we can all agree on when it comes to baptism. Namely, that baptism is a beautiful gift that God’s has given to his church for our eternal comfort. If you want to prepare for this week’s sermon, you could study Peter’s sermon at Pentecost, especially Acts 2:38-39 and you could also read Titus 3:4-7. Those passages will teach us about the purpose of baptism and more importantly, they will point us to Jesus.
Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES: gLAD YOU ASKED
ICYMI – Pastor Bill started off a new series called Glad You Asked. Throughout this series, our pastors will be answering your big questions about faith and Christianity. To help us understand why we continually go to God with our sins and ask for his forgiveness, Pastor Bill helped us study Jesus’ parable of the unmerciful servant. To read and watch the message, click here.
Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Ben continues the series with a message about baptism. We’ll explore what the Bible says about baptism and what that means for all our questions about baptism in our lives. You can join in on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at Victory, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Franklin Civic Celebration Parade – This year, Victory will again show love to our community by handing out water bottles for the parade participants at the end of the Franklin Civic Celebration Parade on July 4th. We’re looking for donations of water bottles, volunteers (with trucks or vans) to bring water to the parade route, and volunteers to hand out water. All ages are welcome to help! To learn more and sign up, click here.
Community Concert: Volunteers Needed – Victory is hosting a Community Concert with The Playlist on Saturday, July 16 from 5:00-9:00pm. We are in need of volunteers to help set up/take down the event and to welcome our community to Victory. To sign up to volunteer, click here.
Father’s Day at Victory – Father’s Day is June 19, 2022. Come celebrate the father’s and father figures in your life at Victory. Be sure to grab a doughnut from our doughnut wall!