Remembrance of Baptism at Splashway

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?

Splashway Waterpark
5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475

 

Devotions

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…
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
When God tells us to speak…
Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” So Naaman went in and told his lord, “Thus and so spoke the girl from the land of Israel.” And the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”
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.
Who told us to do it? Why?
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Discussion Questions
  • 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?