Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – On this special New Year’s Day, we have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of two people from our church family. In his message, Pastor Russ reminds us that baptism is a pubic testimony of a person who has experienced the reality of this verse – becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus. But this verse also reminds us that as new creations, we are also called to put the old way of life behind us. On this New Years Day, Pastor Russ challenges us not to spend this year chasing after the things that have no real value but to chase after Christ and the things that have eternal value.
The service recording contains the testimonies of Matthew Strauss and Andrea MacLeod and their stories of how God led them to baptism.