Baptism

Practicing the Ordinances in a Pandemic – Christian Article

Churches are scrambling to figure out how to love and care for people well in the face of an unprecedented challenge. While we can learn from some historical examples, technology offers us new opportunities to care for and shepherd people through this crisis.  It’s essential for pastors to do what they can to encourage and nourish people, even when we can’t gather physically. This has raised the question of how best to gather—whether to livestream services, provide a liturgy guide…

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10 Things You Should Know about Baptism – Christian Article

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. Baptism is a sacrament. A sacrament is a covenant sign that is appropriate to the promises made by God in his covenant. The tree of life pointed to God as the author of human life and his promise of eternal life, the rainbow in the Noahic covenant signified God’s promise that he would never again flood the world, while the Passover signified God’s passing over those protected…

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Saved by Faith: At What Point Are We Saved? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Welcome back to the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast! In the first Bible study of 2020, Wes and Travis discuss a listener’s question about faith, baptism, and salvation. In part, the listener would like to know how to respond to those who believe a person is saved before baptism. Hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging. If you have a passage or topic…

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In The Wild Bible Crafts « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In The Wild Bible Crafts Posted on September 23, 2019 Updated on September 23, 2019 These are the crafts that can be used with the Lifeway’s In The Wild V.B.S. program.  Although most Vacation Bible School curriculum programs provide or sell their own Bible crafts, many times they have nothing to do with the Bible story of the day or not much thought went into designing them in the first place. My hope is that these crafts will help make planning…

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Who Can Perform Baptisms? Can Any Believer? – Christian Article

Tweet Who can perform baptisms? Can anyone baptize another person? What is Baptism? Every believer is commanded to undergo a “believer’s baptism.” The water resembles the burial of the old self; a sort of “watery grave.” They are submerged into the water and then come back up out of the water, picturing a new birth…being a new creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17). The Apostle Paul asked the church at Rome, “Do you not…

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The efficacy of ritual – Curious Christian – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Interacting with Pagans prompts me on occasion to consider the function and efficacy of ritual. I am not entirely comfortable with Catholics sacramentalism but I’m also seeing limitations with the way Protestants speak of “ordinances” and wonder if we’ve sometimes tossed the baby out with the bathwater. If we see mental assent as sufficient for salvation we’re being awfully dualistic. Shouldn’t we be approaching it more holistically? I am beginning to wonder if preaching…

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Does Baptism Save? (1 Peter 3) – Christian Article

This article is part of the Tough Passages series. 18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight…

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