Baptism is an outward expression of an inward experience. Acts 2:38 & 39 38 Peter replied, “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. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Jerry wanted to be baptized in the Jordan River. He was baptized when he was a teenager, but to be baptized in the Jordan River… Oh what a privilege that would be. Jesus was baptized in this very Jordan River, we don’t know the location but it was this river. I had been baptized as an adult many years earlier and just didn’t want to do it again, even if it was the Jordan River. So it was decided, Jerry would be baptized and I wouldn’t. At the last minute it was announced that couples could be baptized together! Together? Oh, well, that put a whole new light on it. Jerry and I looked at each other and suddenly I knew I wanted to be baptized with him. So here we are: Dr. Williams, Jerry, me and Pastor Dave.