Without a doubt, Perry's baptism has been the highlight of our year.
Perry put her faith in Jesus in March and Thomas baptised her in October at Redeemer. Her story still warms our hearts and brings tears to our eyes.
As followers of Jesus, we believe baptism is the outward sign that we are now united with Jesus Christ. The old self is buried with Christ and the new self is resurrected in Jesus Christ. This means the life we live we live by faith in Jesus Christ who loved us, lived for us, and died for us.
Perry courageously shared her story of how she came to understand Jesus and trust in him.
The water represents a grave where this is enacted out. We are symbollicaly immersed beneath the water and then raised up out of the water symbolic of the spiritual resurection we've already recieved in Jesus and pointing ahead to the resurrection to eternal glory in the future.
Jamal was also baptised at Redeemer on the same day. Teddy, our amazing media and student discipleship lead at Redeemer, put together a really great highlight video.
Here's some sights and sounds from that precious day.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.