Baptism Fall 2018

Scott Axtmann
November 4, 2018

Water baptism services are joyful and this one was electrifying! Just before the baptisms took place Pastor Scott spoke a very brief message on the most important things a Christian needs to hear before setting out on the long journey of walking with Christ. The anchor verses are from 2 Timothy 2:1-7 but a wide array of exhortations were given regarding identity, purpose, hardship, entanglement with the world, focus on Jesus, knowing God’s will, hating sin, diligence, boldness, the importance of the local church, perseverance, infilling of the Spirit, remembering the cross and knowing God’s love. The message is relevant to anyone who wants to live a fruitful Christian life in an ever-increasing way till the end. 

Baptism Spring 2018

Scott Axtmann
March 25, 2018

It is common to see people become Christians with great joy, get involved for a season but then fall away. This happens all the time for a variety of reasons. It might be the allure of sin or the pursuit of money or just plain busyness that draws them away. It is a fight for Christians to endure through the years and cross the finish line strong. Satan and the forces of darkness work tirelessly to tear Christians away from simple devotion to Jesus. It’s a daily war and it’s a war that doesn’t end until we breathe our last breath. Pastor Scott brings a strong warning about what to watch out for on the Christian journey. Strong exhortations are given about what it takes to stand firm till the end. The message is rooted in Paul’s words to the church at Corinth found in 2 Corinthians 11. This message was given on baptism Sunday with new believers in mind but the message is an important reminder for all who desire to follow Christ till the end.