As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baptized into His Death

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 

knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

...buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.

Romans 6:3-6, 11  ~   Colossians 2:12, 13  ~  Galatians 3:27

(verses read at our fellowship on Sunday)

It was a beautiful day, this day that four of our loved ones were "baptized into His death." 

Our church fellowship gathered at the home of our dear friends. We worshiped together in their back yard, walked next door to their neighbor's pool for the baptism, and returned for a shared meal and fellowship. A glorious day!


  1. How beautiful and special!!! A day to be remembered and treasured - both here and in eternity!

  2. Thank you for sharing these pictures. My heart thrills with the knowledge of brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who are identifying publicly, boldly their faith in Him and commitment to obey Him!

  3. Wonderful reason for celebration. How beautiful to see that many family members make a public profession of faith in Christ. I know you are rejoicing. Blessings, Sharon D.

  4. Baptism services always get to me. Thank you for sharing this time in your family.


  5. I have chills (the good kind) as I read this. How utterly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. How very wonderful-God is so good!!

  7. Wow! How wonderful is that. So that was the special reason the family visited last weekend. I love Baptisms! They always always get to me...deeply. That's wonderful that they can share this special date and event with each other.

  8. Rejoicing with you! In the likeness of his death and in the likeness of his resurrection.

  9. Praise God! What a wonderful day! Our church baptism is this Sunday and we will celebrate it all in a very similar way....Welcome to the kingdom to all!

  10. Wonderful that you shared that with us, and I'm so happy for you and your family.

  11. A very special memory-filled day! (I am impressed with the pastor who did this all by himself...quite a challenge or so I am told.)

  12. What a beautiful and special day! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

  13. What joy. A baptism always brings tears to my eyes. It is a most special day. Thank you for sharing your special day.

    Oh Happy Day, When Jesus Washed My Sins Away.

  14. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! What a day of rejoicing!


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