Pastor Mark Jasa graduated from Concordia, St. Louis in 2005. He is a fellow of the Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He currently serves as a missionary evangelist in the United States, Canada, and Europe and serves at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Pasadena, California.
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42). To get a good visual image of what millstones can do, watch the film, Amistad.
Who should we baptize and when? How old does the person have to be? What if we get it wrong? Will something terrible happen to us? There is a great fear among Christians that if we don’t do it in just the right way God will get angry.
What good is Evangelism if we are not putting people in pews? Why bother to tell people the Good News if we aren’t baptizing them? Why bother?
As a culture, we are inclined to search for meaning in our lives. At times that is a difficult task. You can tell a lot about people by the lyrics to their songs.