From Pastor Perry

01/08/2018 Ephesians 4:1-8

Ephesians 4:1–8 (ESV)

Unity in the Body of Christ

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,

       “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,

and he gave gifts to men.”

 

I could write about so many things in this passage, but I’m going to focus on one small aspect of today’s reading: “one baptism.”  There are some people that want to get baptized every time they join a church.  They are ready to start a new life and feel that they need to be baptized.  Well.. nope!  There is only one baptism.  I, myself, was caught up in a strange situation where I was told I had been baptized, but we could never find any records. We went to the church where I grew up and never found anything.  My name was not where it was supposed to be.  So when my name didn’t show up, I met with the pastor and was scheduled to be baptized.  I was baptized and then received a call from the church.  They found my baptism records and I was baptized about four years later.  Well, I don’t look at it as if I have been baptized two times, but only one (the first one).  You only get baptized on… the other time is simply getting wet.  I know that sometimes people have ventured away from the faith and want to get baptized again… and I say no.  You have already been baptized and you are still living in your baptism.  The Bible is clear: “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to return to my baptism daily and to remember that I have been baptized into the Lord’s Kingdom.  Amen.

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