Today we baptized three people who have committed to follow Jesus. Baptism is a sign of the new covenant, which Jesus commanded his disciples to follow. It is a celebration of the work of God in someone’s life- granting salvation by grace through faith.
God instructs Christian to obey governing authorities, which are placed over us to keep order and restrain evil. Even when government corrupt, we are commanded to live exemplary lives which point people to Christ-our true hope, and which point people to heaven-our true home. We must not put our ultimate hope in human government.