What’s The Plan?
Who: families, people who like water parks
What: A fun way to remember our baptisms
When: Saturday, September 12th, from 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Splashway water park in Sheridan
How much: Ticket costs are based on height:
- over 42″ = $27.99 per person
- 36″ to 42″ = $17.99 per person
- under 36″ = $5.99 per person
What about food?
Splashway allows carry-ins (coolers of food, beverages, etc. just no glass containers).
They have concessions there too.
How do I get there?
5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475
We could all use some practice having conversations about faith. What we do in our daily lives might not seem related to “church” but the reality is, God expects us to bring “church” with us wherever we are. (Remember what Jesus said about where two or more are gathered in his name?)
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Matthew 18:20
One of the best times to have a good conversation is while driving from “here to there”, so our devotions for this event have largely been organized around that setting. Read the scripture passages below and talk through them together. Or, click the link below to download a PDF. Printouts are also available in the lobby at church.
Baptism Bible Study
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When God speaks…
When God tells us to speak…
So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, “When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you Naaman my servant, that you may cure him of his leprosy.” And when the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Only consider, and see how he is seeking a quarrel with me.”
But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, that he may know that there is a prophet in Israel.” So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God:Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off. ’ Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it,” declares the Lord.
Who told us to do it? Why?
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
- What happens when God speaks?
- What happens when God tells us to speak on his behalf?
- Why do we have baptism?
- What does God promise to those who are baptized?
- How long does it take to be baptized? (When are we done being baptized?)
- What does baptism have in common with a waterpark?
- How can we live as though we were dead to sin?
- What questions do you have about baptism?
- Where can you find answers?