Posted by: Derek Guyer | June 26, 2010

New Life for Father & Son


At the Ohio Rise Up, Man of God men’s retreat, I was blessed with an opportunity to baptize Bill Riley into Christ. It was a beautiful moment for all of us to be a part of together.

Last night the blessing extended further as I watched Bill baptize his son, Douglas, into Christ and I watched their home rise further from the death of sin into newness of life in Christ.

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into 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.

If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 6:1-11 NIV

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  1. Woot Woot. I am praising God for godly fathers and faithful sons!


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