On Saturday, over sixty people gathered for a mass baptism at our house, involving various fellowships and ministries relating together here in Virginia.
After we buried lots of old natures, and lifted lots of new believers up into that same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead, we enjoyed a cookout and just hangin’ with each other.
It was one of the most amazing days of ministry and fellowship Marianne and I ever experienced.
Healthy fellowships reproduce life!
One story of redemption that touched me, out of many told on Saturday by men and women we’ve helped mentor in the Lord, was by Mark.
Mark had a dramatic conversion and met Jesus big time through an indigenous fellowship in the jail, where I’ve been honored over the years to help strengthen men in the Lord. Mark now hosts a fellowship in his home for other men who’ve come out of jail or prison.
Three weeks ago, his son met the Lord in jail – through the same in-jail fellowship.
Mark was baptized on Saturday, then had the privilege of baptizing his own son – who had just been released from jail – while weeping tears of joy.
God is good.
- Resurrection Power and Water Baptism (crossroadjunction.com)