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The Gospel In Me: February 24, 2019

Before every baptism we have the privilege to hear stories of how God has saved people in our church and community through the gospel. In order to encourage one another, we will be posting these “gospel stories” after each baptism!

Jim Brown

I grew up in church, and have always considered myself to be a religious person. I have prayed to God for many years to forgive my sins and to save my soul.  My career in Federal Law Enforcement kept us as a family moving from place to place and I never joined a particular church. My wife May Ann of 40 years has been dedicated to her Catholic faith and I attended some but did not join.  She began attending here at LaGrange and I have seen God working in her life. That along with Bro Rick’s visits and significant health issues have stirred my heart.  I have become more and more aware of my need to be closer to Christ.  I have rested on my favorite scripture which is John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”  I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and desire to follow Him with my whole life, beginning with baptism.  I want my children and family to know and see that their prayer have been answered.  I am grateful to this church, and desire to serve Christ with you.

Mary Ann Brown

I have always tried to do my best to be a Christian and lead a Christian example for my family, friends and those around me.  Over the past ten years or so my faith has deepened through several significant hardships that I’ve experienced.  These experiences have made me stronger in faith and I have learned to rely more on the Lord and He has brought me peace. Isaiah 26:4 has been one of my comforters “Trust in the Lord forever, for He is an everlasting Rock” Also, Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.  The more I have studied the bible, the more I have felt the Holy Spirit move and  change my life.  I am learning to rely on the power of Christ more than I ever have.  Through the Bible studies here with the ladies of LaGrange Baptist the Lord has revealed to me the need to follow Him in believer’s baptism to outwardly show my faith and love that I have for the Spirit of God in me.  Today I am here in obedience to my Lord Jesus Christ in baptism and the joining together with this church.