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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 5)

Mat 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to [His disciples], saying, “…Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 4)

What if the baptisms we think of in the Bible as being of water actually are’t water baptisms? I know, it’s kind of a crazy thought, but bear with me. We have the Holy Spirit baptism of the disciples (Acts … Continue reading

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When Jesus Spoke of Baptism What Did He Mean? (Part 2)

Where does John the Baptist’s type of baptism come from? And why was Jesus baptized by John? If we go back to the Old Testament, we don’t see baptism exactly, but what we do see is a cleansing with water. … Continue reading

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Do We Want Justice?

Who is God? There are situations in life where we can find ourselves crying out against our God and asking why, if He is a justice God, has He not brought about justice? It’s good to pause and  remember to … Continue reading

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Knowing Good and Speaking God’s Opinion

As Christians within the church (and really as humanity as a whole), we’ve been taught too often to sit down, shut up, and keep our opinions to ourselves. But what about when the opinions we are expressing (or should be … Continue reading

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How Do We Make a Difference as a Christian? (Part 3)

The last two weeks I’ve talked about Christians as lights and working together in unity. This week I want to jump backwards and talk about a verse we covered in Part 1 of this series. Ephesians 5:8-9 “For you were … Continue reading

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Where Does Confession Come From?

Have you ever read the story of John the Baptist and wondered where the concept of confessing ones sins comes from? In most church settings we don’t really even think about confession because to us it is just part of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I know its a little early, but I had to get them in now because I’m setting aside blogging for the holidays and won’t be posting again until January 7th. Holidays come and go, but what was given to us … Continue reading

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Saved From What?

There is a big difference between wanting to be saved from judgment and wanting to be saved from sin. There are a lot of people out there who think what Christianity means is that they can be saved from judgement. … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece to Salvation

Have you ever been silenced by someone who didn’t want to hear the whole truth? They want to be told that Jesus and God are loving and that God will accept them just the way they are, sin and all, … Continue reading

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