Thursday, January 3, 2013

More 2012 Pictures

New Hope Church group shot after the Christmas worship service
Please click on the picture to enlarge.

Baptism of my daughter Seren:


Following are the questions used for baptism of children with Mandarin translations:

Covenant Promises:(約的應許)

For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto Him. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after you. Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. (Acts 2:39; Genesis 17:7; Acts 16:31)


Questions for the believing parents:(信主的父母請回答下列問題)

Do you acknowledge your child's need of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, and the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit?


Do you claim God's covenant promises in your child's behalf, and do you look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ for your child's salvation, as you do for your own?


Do you now unreservedly dedicate your child to God, and promise, in humble reliance upon divine grace, that you will endeavor to set before your child a godly example, that you will pray with and for your child, that you will teach your child the doctrines of our holy religion, and that you will strive, by all means of God's appointment, to bring your child up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?


Question to the congregation:(請會眾回答下面這個問題)

Do you as a congregation undertake the responsibility of assisting the parents in the Christian nurture of this child?


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