Receiving the gift of faith in Jesus is something we accept through the relationship God offers to us. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
God uses the channels of Word and Sacraments as the means to offer His love and forgiveness in Jesus. One of these means is Baptism. Through the water and God’s Word, God brings people of all ages into a covenant relationship with Him. (Matthew 28:19-20)
“Its power lies not in ritual, but in relationship…Only by continuing use of God’s Word privately and in church and through the sacrament of Holy Communion can Christian life reach its intended strength.”
-Baptism is Not Magic © Concordia Publishing House.
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