Scott Distler, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, Pennsylvania, included this note in his weekly e-mail update to his congregation this week:
As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, we have 82 people who are scheduled to be baptized this Sunday here at Grace Church and applications for baptism can still be turned in online (www.lgbc.org) through Thursday.
WOW! Isn’t God good? How amazing it is to preach for two weeks on what the Bible teaches about baptism and to have it result in so many people who are led to take this step of faith, love and obedience. It’s a long way from the 3,000 that were baptized in one day on the Day of Pentecost as seen in Acts chapter two, but I am literally blown away at God’s work.
I have been very excited as I have read through the applications to see so many of them who are new believers in the past year. Many others have been followers of Jesus for some time but have never been baptized and want to obey the Lord in this way.