This sermon applies both to those who have already been baptized and to prospective members who are looking ahead wondering what to expect after being baptized. Repenting of and discontinuing major sinful actions is a wonderful achievement, but spiritual growth must not stop there. After stopping the bad things, one must do many good things for the rest of one’s life! One must continue to grow spiritually and seek ways to serve God, serve the Church, serve our brethren, and serve people in general. We are disciples learning to be workers. We will have a huge responsibility assisting Jesus Christ after He returns!
Don Hooser is a minister for the United Church of God. He and his wife Judy live in his home in McKinney, Texas, during the winter months and in her home in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, during the summer months. His wife Elsie died in August 2020 and he married Judy on January 1, 2022. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas. For most of the time since then he served as a church pastor.