HT Watermarked Conferences

"Baptism now saves you." (1 Peter 3:21)

You were born to die. You're a sinner, and sinners are marked for death. You not only inherited it, but the sins you commit daily earn you death. You won't just die and be buried. Since you're born dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1), you're marked and sentenced to die forever in hell—a child of wrath (Ephesians 2:3).

Yet your sins aren't yours anymore, neither is your death. Jesus took them as His own. "He became sin" (2 Corinthians 5:21), your sin, and "He died to sin once for all" (Romans 6:10), for you, too. He gives what is His to you—"righteousness and purity forever." You are no longer marked and sentenced and left to die. You are marked for life in Jesus.

Jesus marked you with the Water of Life in Holy Baptism. His water and Word splashed over your forehead, washing you with the rosy-red water from His spear-pierced side and clothing you with His own resurrection. In Holy Baptism Jesus re-created you to be what He has forever wanted you to be: His disciple and friend, a child of His Father and His own brother or sister, that is, "an heir, having the hope of eternal life" (Titus 3:7).

At the 2020 Watermarked Conferences, we rejoice in and cherish all the promises and blessings Jesus makes and delivers to each of us in Holy Baptism. You really are what He says you are: marked forever as His own.

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

June 29-July 2, 2020


Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO

July 7-10, 2020


University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

July 14-17, 2020


Calvin University

Grand Rapids, MI

July 21-24, 2020