Bread, Bath and Beyond: Bath – Jan 14, 2018

“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then Paul said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” Acts 19:1-7

Christian baptism is rife with meaning. Paul invites the early believers depicted in the Acts story to go beyond one teaching of baptism into the fullness of living in the Spirit of Christ available to them. On this day we remember our baptism and affirm the Spirit that lives and moves and breathes through us–offering power and strength beyond what we think we have.