Baptism

  1. The First Step

    Article The First Step

    Matthew 3:13-17 We don’t think about it much, but for most of us, one thing that brings us to church on Sunday is the fact that we were baptized. Some of us were baptized…

  2. Baptized to What?

    Article Baptized to What?

    Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Last summer my wife and I were visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico. We were searching for a piece of art to go in the foyer area of a new addition to our church…

  3. Why Was Jesus Baptized?

    Article Why Was Jesus Baptized?

    One day, as John was baptizing in the Jordan, he looked up to see a familiar face. He smiled as Jesus approached, and the two men embraced. These men had known one another their…

  4. New Birth: Why Baptism Matters

    Article New Birth: Why Baptism Matters

    Galatians 3:23-29 Scanning television, a prominent theme has emerged of late: our desire for transformation, change, a makeover. In these programs a family leaves, and then…

  5. Affirmation and Assurance

    Article Affirmation and Assurance

    Mark 1:4-11 Did Jesus come into the world with full knowledge of his identity and destiny from the very beginning? The idealized image of Jesus with which I grew up saved him…

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