Baptism Challenge - Day 21
Welcome to Day 21 of the Baptism Challenge!
Here's the scripture in today's video: Ephesians 4:4-6
Each day, I'll be including the Scripture of the day in 3 different versions: ESV, NIV, and KJV. If you have a preferred translations at your church, great. Hopefully it's one of these. It can be helpful to compare various translations to get a feel of the full texture of what the Scripture is saying.
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. (English Standard Version)
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (New International Version)
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (King James Version)
Quick explanation of the way the Baptism Challenge works:
You made it! I’m so proud of you, and I’m sure that your mentor and your pastor are as well.
I hope you’ve learned to:
Take baptism seriously, appreciate what baptism means, and how it connects you to the family of God all around the world, and all through history!
Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:4-6, these words:
There is one body and one Spirit
—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
You’re part of an everlasting family,
an unshakable Kingdom,
through the “one faith, one baptism” that has united us together!
I hope you’ve learned a lot about baptism and about the Christian faith in general through this study. I hope you’re ready to wholeheartedly confess your Christian faith before God’s people, and maybe some of your friends who will attend. I’m praying God will bless your baptism Sunday and your testimony, and make it a powerful moment that you won’t soon forget.
May your baptism be a sacred act, a special moment that marks you, that brands you with the name of the Triune God and connects you to all God’s people.
May God bless you and keep you, and make you faithful unto death, so that the Lord will give you the crown of life that He has promised!
Challenge: Pray and ask God for a great baptism Sunday!