Take a moment to recall the last time you observed a baptism. It was likely during a worship service. The pastor surely took time to remind the congregation of what baptism is and what it represents. Once the sacrament had been administered, the congregation may have responded with applause. It was a special moment for the one being baptized and his or her family. But if you’re a believer, it was intended to be special for you too. Christians believe baptism is a means of grace for the one being baptized. What some do not realize is that baptism …
Rev. Matt Ryman is senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla.