Baptism Essay

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Hi, I’m Tyler and this is my faith story. Many people have pasts lives full of distressing stories or physical downfalls that led to a time of dire need for Christ. Often these life-altering events resulted in a change of their eternal life. But for me that’s not the case. I’m not saying I’ve never struggled with God or life, just never in a way were I felt as if my life was falling apart beneath my feet. See my journey is less of a finding but rather more of a regaining. Growing up in a Christina family, the word of God was an unceasingly read and discussed topic. I was blessed to have not only an immediate family but also and extended family whose belief in the Lord was just as strong. I distinctly remember doing devotionals at night with my parents and even in the morning hours with my grandparents on nights I had slept over. Because of these constant discussions, it wasn’t long until I asked my Lord and Savior into my heart. At the mere age of six my life would be changed for forever. After a long biblical discussion with my mom (or as biblical as a six year old can get) I made the choice to repent, and accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. While I fully heartedly wanted this rebirth, this change, I didn’t fully comprehend what it meant. I think I was more concerned with what God was going to do for me, apposed to what I was going to do for him. But despite that lack of understanding I wanted to grow and learn in him, so much that between the age of nine and ten, myself and two other guys formed what we called “The Preacher Boy’s Club” with Pastor Joe. We had all come to him with an interest in preaching, so we would try and meet a few times a year, and just dibble our feet into what the role of a pastor entails. But like many things, this intense passion only lasted for so long, and I began to disregard the thought of being a pastor. That’s when parts of my

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