The first bird: yesterday I preached about Jesus telling his disciples to go into all of the world baptizing them. The reason? He wanted everyone to escape death by being baptized into his death. This is significant because he broke the bonds of death. When one hides in him at his death (Romans 6:3), we find ourselves hiding in the very place death could not keep a person. Jesus broke death. It leaks. We are to hide in the place death was busted.
Four were baptized following the sermon. Each was an emotional triumph. Ruthie had overcome a history of deep struggle and Jesus set her free. Jesse and Leah are a young couple having recently noted the bottom falling out of their newly-wed life. Now they are brand new. Seth graduated last week as a senior in high school. What a treasure each of these are.
The second bird? The sermon is on both CD and DVD. Many want to share the good news with others but don't know how. I intentionally put this sermon together for those who would like a copy to hand it off. If you would like such an outreach help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me CD or DVD. We'll send it to you at no cost.
Together, we make a soul winning team!