A man walking into church late asked one of the ushers, “Is the sermon done yet?” The usher replied, “The sermon has been preached, but it has yet to be done.” What an answer! The word of God is not just meant to be preached. It’s meant to be practiced. It’s not just meant to be delivered, it’s meant to be done! The book of James gives us a step by step procedure?
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1. Who can take water baptism?
A. Those who believe in Jesus as their Saviour and Lord
You should have personally accepted Jesus as your Saviour and Lord, not only as your miracle worker, provider, etc.
John 11:27 “Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”
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About this series:
This series of lessons is for people who want to know more about Baptism and be prepared for this step in their Christian walk. At the end of the study series, both the student and the teacher would decide if the student is ready to be baptized.
1. Types of Baptisms mentioned in the scripture
The following types of baptism are mentioned in the scriptures.
A. Baptism of repentance / Baptism of John
Historically proselytes (those converting from other faiths to Judaism) were baptized. John the Baptist practiced baptism of repentance at the time of Jesus.
Mark 1:4 “John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.”
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The departure of Steve Jobs the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. has sparked a lot of buzz in the Christian community and church blogosphere as well. To tell that Steve Jobs was a man who had the whole world in his arms wouldn’t be exaggerating. I am not seeking to pass the judgment on Steve but I feel very concerned about his soul, (Matthew 16:26). Many sources claim Steve was not a born again Christian.
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A. Disappointments and frustrations are a part of daily life due to the fallen world I live in.
B. Focusing my attention on these negative situations however allows the spirit of offense to settle down within me, form my attitudes, take control of my reactions to situations and shape my character.
C. Ex: The Israelites in the wilderness were frustrated and offended at God because God wouldn’t move the way they expected. Cain felt offended at God and murdered his own brother because God rejected his offer and entertained Abel’s.
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