August 9, 2008

Sarah’s Baptism 06.22.2008

Posted in prophecy, Stories at 2:35 pm by Sarah Bosse

Below is the profession of faith I wrote and read during my baptism at Sovereign Grace Church on June 22, 2008. I sang the last verse of the song “Arise My Soul, Arise”. The other verses of the song are below, for your edification.

As an act of faith and obedience, my baptism is a symbol of my sharing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have no desire to carry my own guilt before God, but instead to point with all my being to the pierced soul of my Savior, who paid the penalty I deserved even before I was born. Christ, who was fully God and fully man, died and was buried on my behalf. I believe in the death and resurrection of my sinless Lord, and in the atonement purchased for me through the punishment and wrath He bore when He became sin – my sin – and was forsaken by God the Father as he hung on the tree in an act of perfect love and substitution. The foundation of my salvation is in the efficacy of Jesus’ sacrifice, the fullness of its completion as echoed in Jesus’ words, “It is finished,” and demonstrated in the Father’s resurrection of Christ from the dead – proof that God the Father’s wrath against my sin was satisfied. The result is that the righteousness of Christ has been accredited to me, not for works which I have done – for all my works are stained by sin – but solely on the basis of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. And the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me and produces works of sanctification, testifies to these truths.

My God is reconciled, his pardoning voice I hear
He owns me for his child, I can no longer fear
With confidence I now draw nigh,
With confidence in Christ I now draw nigh
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry
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Arise My Soul, Arise

VERSE 1: Arise my soul, arise, shake off your guilty fears
The bleeding sacrifice on my behalf appears
Before the throne my surety stands,
Before the throne my surety stands
My name is written on his hands

CHORUS: Arise (Arise), Arise (Arise), Arise, arise my soul arise
Arise (Arise), Arise (Arise), Arise, arise my soul arise
Shake off your guilty fears and rise

VERSE 2: He ever lives above, for me to intercede
His allredeeming love, His precious blood to plead
His blood atoned for every race, His blood atoned for every race
And sprinkles now the throne of grace

VERSE 3: Five bleeding wounds he bears, received on Calvary
They pour effectual prayers, they strongly plead for me
“Forgive them, O forgive,” they cry,
“Forgive them, O forgive,” they cry,
“Don’t let that ransomed sinner die”

My God is reconciled, his pardoning voice I hear
He owns me for his child, I can no longer fear
With confidence I now draw nigh,
With confidence I now draw nigh
And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry

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