Pamela and her daughter Aelsa play for prelude.
Court and his son come to see Jonathan (his nephew) be baptized.
Danny shares his testimony
In case you would like to read it, here is Danny's testimony:
“I don’t want to be a Christian,” 5-year-old-me said one evening in the front room. My family and I had just come home from the funeral for the pastor of our church.
My mom came over and calmly asked why.
I explained, “Pastor Bob was a Christian and he died, and I don’t want to die!”
My mom proceeded to tell me that our pastor had become a Christian long before he died and that he was now in heaven. She then explained to me what it means to be a Christian: To believe Christ died to save me from my sin and to put my trust in Him. My five-year-old mind made up, I decided that I did want to be a Christian. With that, my mom prayed for me and I asked Jesus to be my Savior.
Having only been five, I can’t remember all of the details. But had my life really changed? Outwardly, I didn’t change much. I had sinned in the past and I continued sinning even after these events had occurred. As much as I had tried to do what God commanded of me, I failed, time and time again.
As I’ve grown, I have come to realize that there is nothing I can do in my own power to stop sinning. I had already fallen six times. Dare I get up only to fall for the seventh time? But God then showed me that He has forgiven me and will continue to forgive me because He loves me. And He went so far as to sacrifice His Son, Jesus, in my stead to pay sin’s price. And because I have faith in Him, He has been helping me to walk in new life in Christ Jesus.
I want to be baptized today because I want to follow God and to publicly declare my faith in Him.
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