What’s the Big Deal About Baptism?


To close the sermon this morning I gave a number of images that baptism might be associated with. Which one was most significant to you when you were baptized? Is there a more meaningful one you associate with your baptism today? The images were:

  • A Wedding Ceremony – where life long vows are made and a forever intimate relationship is initiated.
  • The Birth of a Child – where new life begins full of hopes, dreams, and possibilities.

  • A Bath – where sins are washed away and a person is made clean and fresh.
  • A Burial – where the old life is forever laid to rest and a new life is begun.
  • A Family Reunion – where one is recognized as belonging to the larger family of God.
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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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