This past Sunday was a sweet Sunday at FBC. It was one of those Sundays where the Lord seems to make everything center on one idea. We began the Lord's day with an all-adult Sunday school class focusing on our statement of faith and the unity it provides. We had the privilege of hearing the Lord speak to us from Eph. 4:1-16 where unity and maturity are so wonderfully emphasized. We concluded the morning service with baptism... talk about "one body, one Spirit, one faith, one Lord, one baptism, and one God and Father of all"!
Then we spent Sunday evening with Robert and Winnie Benson--a sweet couple! Robert is pastor at Southwest Christian Fellowship in Atlanta, GA. He and winnie were in town celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary! It was a joy gleaning lessons from life and ministry from such a godly couple. Tony, thanks for giving us the heads up that they were coming--it was a tremendous blessing to Kristie and me.
A few pics from the day.
Our baptismal: Smith Cove. A number of churches on the island conduct their baptismal services here in the wide open waters of the Caribbean Sea.
As we conducted the baptisms, I couldn't help but think of the old song they sing at my mama's church... Pastor Benson even broke in with it a little bit... "Take me to the water... Take me to the water... Take me to the water... to be baptized. None but the righteous... none but the righteous... none but the righteous... shall see God."
Even the iguanas come out for the baptisms. Notice the green lizard in the little fella's hands. Now that doesn't happen at your average First Baptist baptism, does it?
It's a wonderful place to be... from the people to the scenery... and a wonderful opportunity for the gospel.
Sundays are sweet here.
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