On Sunday October 9th 2016 we were privileged to witness the baptism of Nick Hopgood.
He told us his story – how his life had been one which included dissipation and despondency. He came along to church at the invitation of a friend and heard a sermon “Who is Jesus?” which seemed to be aimed exactly at him.
Over a period of about a year he has been reading the Bible and seeking to know more. Now, at last, he is confident to state publicly his faith in Jesus, and receive the assurances of God made to all who are baptised in faith.
The whole thing had the ring of authenticity as the quiet depth of God’s work in a person’s life was recounted.
We were pleased to welcome his Mum and Dad, and have a celebratory church lunch together afterwards.
“Baptised into Christ – baptised into his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” Romans 6:1-5 slightly paraphrased