Naringal Baptist Church
The Light of Christ to our rural community
Song - Death was Arrested
Song - Beneath the Waters
John Baptises Jesus
Matthew 3:16-17(NIV): As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
We all crave acceptance, the need to be affirmed. We find that in this statement God the father makes about Jesus at his baptism. These words are for all believers:
· You’re my child - John 1:11-12, Romans 8:14-16
· I love you - John 3:16, I John 3:1
· I’m pleased with you - Ephesians 4:24, Galatians 2:20
Do you know for sure you are loved?
Are you still striving to earn God’s approval?
When we ask Jesus into our lives, he is enough. God accepts us because of Christ in us.
Romans 8:38-39(NIV): For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.