This week’s baptismal vow: “Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?”
Nicodemus asks Jesus what it means to be “born again,” and we might have similar questions about our faith. “Born again” has become almost “code language” rather than an invitation to be in relationship with God. Baptism is the sign and ordinary means of rebirth. But the water and the ritual alone do not make rebirth happen. This is the Spirit’s work. Pastor Mary’s message is based on John 3: 1-17.