Hey Mercy Hill,
With baptism happening this Thursday and Sunday at all campuses and service times, we thought it would be a great time to highlight a baptism story. This story is from Luke Greisler, a student at HPU and a student in our MH College ministry.
“I was baptized at Mercy Hill during the first service I attended early last fall. Prior to being baptized, the thought of taking the next step in my faith had crossed my mind frequently. However, I had never taken action in order to do so. The first few weeks at school had been rough, and I still hadn’t found a faith community to get involved with. I received an invite to attend Mercy Hill alongside a few friends, and I accepted the invitation just as quickly as it had been extended.
I did not find out that baptisms were being held until I arrived. It amazes me how the Holy Spirit works sometimes. When I needed it most, God reached out to me and presented me with this opportunity. I knew from the time that I first walked in that Mercy Hill is where I would be able to grow during my time in college. The atmosphere was incredible, and the message was sincerely rooted in scripture. I decided to get baptized that same night. Ever since I made that decision, I have been able to view the world with a much higher level of clarity. All by the grace of God, I have been saved.”
Perhaps there is someone reading this who is going through the same thing that Luke went through—a persistent thought in your mind that Jesus is calling you to be obedient to him in baptism. If that’s the case, sign-up to talk to someone about being baptized this weekend by clicking here. Signing-up does not mean you are committing to be baptized but that you are committed to talk with someone about it.
And let what Luke said settle in your heart. Baptism is not a source of salvation but a step of obedience. It is by the grace of God that we are saved. And so, if you have experienced this salvation through coming to faith in Jesus Christ and his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus calls you to be baptized. There will be water this weekend, what’s stopping you?
-Alex Nolette (Equip Coordinator/Community Groups)