Colts Defensive Lineman DeForest Buckner Says ‘My Walk With Christ is Only Beginning’ After Surrendering His ‘Whole Self to Jesus’ and Being Baptized

NFL star DeForest Buckner was baptized this week and made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

“Today I surrendered my whole self to Jesus and chose to trust Him with my life whole heartedly,” Buckner wrote on Instagram Tuesday after being baptized at Eagle Church. “My walk with Christ is only beginning and I am grateful for the support surrounding my journey of Faith.”

Buckner recently became a defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts, which signed him to a four-year contract, making him one of NFL’s highest-paid defensive linemen. The athlete had his best game with his new team Sunday by posting five tackles and four quarterback hits, which helped bring the Colts to victory over Cincinnati.

Those who attended his baptism included his wife Ashlyn, their young son Dominic, and several Colts teammates.

Buckner’s post included the verse Titus 3:5, which says, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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