Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Acts 2:41
Earlier this year, joy broke out in a jail in Walker County, Alabama. The sheriff’s office announced that 41 inmates had been baptized and 10 others had given their lives to Christ. The sheriff’s office encourages pastors to visit the jail on a daily basis. Sheriff Nick Smith said, “If we can help people break the chains of addiction, then I believe that they can live a better life both here on Earth and eternally. I’m proud of each of these people that made a declaration of their faith today.” Some of the new believers have been convicted of murder; others had traffic violations. But on that day, the Body of Christ came together to worship and wonder at the grace of God.
Have you been baptized? It’s one of life’s big moments. It’s a public confession of a private decision. No one can see the secret work God has done in your heart, but they can see you testify about it. If you’d like to learn more about baptism, talk with a pastor or church worker. Don’t put it off any longer. It’s wonderful to make a bold declaration of our faith!
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith. Watchman Nee