Baptism is more than a symbol. Worship, evangelism, social justice, and even suffering have value and meaning in that they reflect the life and nature of God that is being formed in us. And baptism is an outward demonstration of that inward reality. We are not our own, and our lives are not our own. In baptism, we willingly lay them down and come up from the water dead to ourselves, alive in Jesus.
Make a BIGGER Splash
April 30, 2017 • Jerry Shaffer
December 9, 2018 • Jerry Shaffer
Good people leave an inheritance for their grandchildren, but there is nothing more desirable than a good name. What does it mean to leave our children’s children a good name? Legacy is what we leave behind. We will all leave something, make it something or true value. Let’s live everyday considering those who are coming behind us and make sure that whatever time we have we are setting the stage for what comes next, both for our lives and the lives of those around us.
We Get To Give
November 4, 2018 • Jerry Shaffer
We are all called to make a difference and to leave a legacy - which is when our life has an impact that lives on after we are gone. This week’s message is focused on the five Legacy Lanes (The Well, E3 Leaders, Local Missions, National Missions, International Missions) we have that help us leave a Godly Legacy. We can leave a legacy through our giving and through our serving, but the most important thing we can give is the hope we have in Christ. We can either give through obligation - because we think we have to, or delight - because we find joy in making a difference through our giving. We need a “get to” rather than a “got to” mentality when it comes to giving, and to remind ourselves of the good reasons why we give. As we give in this season, we remember there is more to this life than this life.