Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flecher Kong's Baptism

What is baptism? Basically, baptism is not only about being part of the church or being Christians. A person who is baptized is also reborn from the sins and should live a new life as a Christian.

Romans 6:1-7 tells us that 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.

Today, Flecher Kong (Guo Rong) is being baptized in our church, Camberwell Methodist Church.

Flecher is originally from Sibu, Sarawak. Currently, he is studying in Monash University, Caufield Campus to be an interior designer. He started to come to the fellowship when Ah Kang (Jackie Tiong) asked him whether he would be interested or not. Glory to the Lord, he agreed. Since then, he has been an active member of CMYF.

Flecher confessed that he experienced God's love through an incident. There was a time when his car broke down. His girlfriend started to pray immediately, and not long after that, someone stopped by and offered help. His girlfriend told him one thing that helps him throughout his life since then - "God will pass His message through His people". In Colossians 4:8, I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)