Are there things you believe but don’t say publicly?
Are there things you say publicly but don’t believe?
What causes us to think twice about sharing some things?
Are there things we share that we probably shouldn’t?
Have you ever shared something but it wasn’t actually yours to share?
Has someone else shared something you would rather them not have shared about you?
What do you post publicly?
What do you talk about with friends?
What do you talk about with family?
What do you pray about?
Does the Bible talk about things we can (or should) share? Yes!
Luke 12:3 “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”
Romans 10:8 “But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:”
Acts 22:16 “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’”
Baptism is about making your belief, your relationship, & your trust in Jesus something to be announced personally and publicly.