Tag: Water

Sermon: Jesus walks on Water

A photo of Christ the Redeemer covered in Clouds during the day.

Introduction

Like any other account in the Bible, this story also must be interpreted in its own context in order to understand the author’s original intentions. The story unfolds followed by a messianic uproar, (John 6:15). In response, Jesus immediately sent his disciples away while he dismissed the crowd and went up to a mountainside by himself to pray.

Why did Jesus evade such a good opportunity? Being the king of Jews sure sounds impressive.  That was not his mission, however. God’s plan for him was to suffer and die so that we shall be saved. Likewise, God has a plan for each one of us. He wants us to stick to the plan before he can bless us. This chapter teaches us three important principles about honoring the divine plan.

Preparing for Water Baptism: Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Water Baptism Lesson Series
Photo of a man standing in water after receiving baptism.

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. [Used with permission from the Assemblies of God of Ceylon]

Sermon: Biblical Perspectives on Water Baptism

Photo of a man being Baptised in Water.

Introduction

Some form of water baptism is almost universally practiced in all religions. It is not distinctively Christian, although Jesus adopted it as a way of His followers’ identifying with Christianity. It has come to be more commonly identified with Christianity, some even believing it to be synonymous with salvation. But, just how important is water baptism? Let’s take a walk through scripture to see: [A sermon preached by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Published with permission]

Sermon Notes: Jesus Turns Water into Wine

Sermon Notes: Jesus Turns Water into Wine

Introduction

In the days of Jesus wedding celebrations could last for over a week and food, drink, and entertainment had to be provided for all the guests by the bridegroom.  It would be a disgrace to the family if there was not plenty throughout the time of the celebration.  That was what was happening at the celebration Jesus was attending and His mother.

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