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Read Job 34:1 through 35:16; Acts 8:26–40
As they came out of the water, some cried, others laughed, a few raised their hands, and one even jumped up and down. Water from the baptism tank seemed to splash everywhere. Even the helpers got soaked.
Allen, a new believer, sat in the front pew and watched with interest and concern. His parents had him baptized as an infant, so why do it again? While Allen pondered his options, the pastor asked, “Is anyone else ready for baptism?”
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” (Acts 8:36).
Allen jumped from his pew and ran to the tank. Not waiting to put on a baptism robe, he climbed in, wearing his Sunday best. After being fully immersed, he stood up smiling, knowing he had made the right choice.
Through water baptism, Christians identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Few outward expressions have greater significance.
Challenge for Today: If you have questions about water baptism, talk to a church leader about it.
Quicklook: Acts 8:34–40
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