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Baptism in Romania
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
Summary: Back in 1989 the missionary: Gene Dulin wrote: A Romanian Christian told me of a communist government restriction on baptisms. One restraint was that proselytizing - baptizing someone from a non-church family - was forbidden. Another law requ...
Category: Stories
based on 221 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Drunk Stumbled Along A Baptismal Service On ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
Summary: A drunk stumbled along a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeded to walk down into the water and stood next to the Preacher. The minister turned and noticed the old drunk and said, "Mister, Are you ready to find Jesu...
Category: Humor
based on 278 ratings
Scripture: none
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In My "reader's Digest - Jesus And His Times" ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
Summary: In my "Reader’s Digest - Jesus and His Times" (copy write 1987 - from which much of this information is derived), there is a picture of a "Mikvah" that has been discovered in Masada (the ancient fortress built by Herod which held off the Romans for ...
Category: Stories
based on 128 ratings
Scripture: none
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Several Years Ago One Of The Elders Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 29, 2001
Summary: Several years ago one of the Elders of the congregation I preached for baptized a particularly large woman. He was concerned about how he would completely immerse her into the water and decided to explain to her how she could help him. He explaine...
Category: Humor
based on 306 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Simple Obedience
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: Spurgeon: “It is my first public declaration that a thing which looks to be unreasonable and seems to be unprofitable, being commanded by God, is law, is law to me. If my Master had told me to pick up six stones and lay them in a row I would ...
Category: Quotes
based on 187 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Water Baptism
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
Summary: Dr. M.R. DeHaan put it this way: In the early days of the church. . . , baptism was a declaration that the believer was definitely identifying himself with that group of people who were called Christians and were despised and hated. To be a Christi...
Category: Quotes
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22
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There’s Another Beautiful Picture Of ...
Shared By: Edward Frey on Jul 18, 2001
Summary: There’s another beautiful picture of baptism given here: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Did you catch it? Baptism clothes us with Christ. We’re wrapped up in Jesus and a...
Category: Stories
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: “you Can’t Practice Burying ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Aug 4, 2001
Summary: Illus.: “You Can’t Practice Burying Me” Shortly after a recent seminary graduate had assumed his first pastorate, he and his wife went to visit his family. His mother sensed that her daughter-in-law was unhappy, but not wishin...
Category: Humor
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
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A Methodist Pastor Says To A Baptist Pastor, ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Aug 4, 2001
Summary: A Methodist pastor says to a Baptist pastor, “If I immerse somebody just up to his ankles, it that enough?” “No,” answers the Baptist. “How about up to his knees?” “Nope.” “How about up to hi...
Category: Humor
based on 407 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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A Few Years Ago Paul Harvey Wrote In ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. A few years ago Paul Harvey wrote in Guidepost Magazine about his own baptism. He said that even though he had received almost every reward for his broadcasting powers & ability that he still felt empty inside. Well, one summer he & his w...
Category: Stories
based on 149 ratings
Scripture: none
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Someone Told Of A Church That Believed In Sinless ...
Shared By: Dana Chau on Sep 2, 2001
Summary: Someone told of a church that believed in sinless perfection once you trusted Jesus Christ into your life and were baptized. A visitor to that church heard this teaching and asked to be baptized. He was tired of dealing with his habitual sin witho...
Category: Humor
based on 198 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Saw A Movie Recently Titled "oh Brother Where ...
Shared By: James May on Sep 3, 2001
Summary: I saw a movie recently titled “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” where three escaped criminals were on the run. One scene in this movie stands out to me more than any other. While on the run they are involved in a baptismal scene at the river. Two of ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 54 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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William P. Barker Tells Of A Machinist At Ford ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 6, 2001
Summary: William P. Barker tells of a machinist at Ford Motor Company in Detroit who became a Christian. He responded to the invitation and was baptized. As the Holy Spirit began renewing this man he became convicted of his need to make restitution for so...
Category: Humor
based on 144 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Woman Was Attending A Membership Seminar In A ...
Shared By: Fred Mueller on Oct 25, 2001
Summary: A woman was attending a membership seminar in a Baptist Church. On the questionnaire she wrote, "I was baptized in High School, but want to be - and she had crossed out the word "reimbursed"and written, "reimmersed."
Category: Humor
based on 174 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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Baptism
Shared By: David Fox on Nov 10, 2001
Summary: “Baptism” – Comes from the Greek word - “Baptismo” which means to immerse or dunk. Baptismo is a word which was used to describe: a) Sinking ships as they sank water would fill the inside of ship. b) Another usage describes a gar...
Category: Stories
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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When A Big Time Professional Athlete (like Shaq ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 20, 2001
Summary: When a big time professional athlete (like Shaq or Jordan) commits to a team, he signs a contract which binds him to the team. Following this action there is usually a press confrence to announce the newly formed allegiance. They make the announce...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Unbaptized Arm
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 19, 2002
Summary: The Unbaptized Arm Ivan the Great was the tsar of all of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire--the Soviet Union. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He dr...
Category: Stories
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After The Christening Of His Baby Brother In ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 16, 2002
Summary: After the christening of his baby brother in church, little Johnny sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, "That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a...
Category: Humor
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Baptism Is A Lot Like A Wedding Ring. Baptism ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Feb 26, 2002
Summary: Baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. Baptism is symbolic of the washing away of our sins. It is also symbolic of a new way of life. It has been said that Baptism is to the Christian faith what the wedding ring is to a marriage. It is a symbol. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 49 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Buried in the Deepest Sea
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Mar 8, 2002
Summary: BURIED IN THE DEEPEST SEA Several years ago Rick Stacy baptized a man in Lake Superior. It was late October and about 9:00 PM. Rick had been talking with Myron and his wife about accepting the Lord as their personal savior and sealing that de...
Category: Stories
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One Lady Wanted To Know What She Would Feel When ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Mar 18, 2002
Summary: One lady wanted to know what she would feel when she was baptized. Minister didn’t know how to answer, varied responses. When he put her under, her body stiffened and her eyes popped open. The look on her face was a mixture of excitement and surp...
Category: Humor
based on 124 ratings
Scripture: none
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Fox Sports Play of the Day
Shared By: SermonCentral on Apr 1, 2002
Summary: FOX SPORTS PLAY OF THE DAY "Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’" (Acts 2:38). Pat Summerall spent 50 ye...
Category: Stories
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: none
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South East Christian Church In Louisville, Ky Is ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 23, 2002
Summary: South East Christian Church in Louisville, KY is a congregation of about 15,000 members. It’s so huge they have a very specialized paid staff. For example, they have a staff member in charge of something they call the “wedding department.” One Sunda...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: John 2:1-3:11
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Nascar Driver Jeff Gordon Was Baptized In ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 23, 2002
Summary: Nascar driver Jeff Gordon was baptized in October 1994. He had won his 1st two Winston Cup races, which were great thrills; but following his baptism, he said “This is the happiest day of my life.”
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: none
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One Good Way To Think Of Baptism Is To Consider ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 23, 2002
Summary: One good way to think of baptism is to consider it a “signing of a contract” between you and God. If you were to buy a house, you would be required to sit down with the sellers of the home and approve a contract. To show your approval, you would be ...
Category: Stories
based on 111 ratings
Scripture: none
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Samuel Miller, In "infant Baptism: Discourse 1" ...
Shared By: Gregg Strawbridge on Jul 8, 2002
Summary: Samuel Miller, in "Infant Baptism: Discourse 1" (Presbyterian Board of Publication, from a sermon in 1834]) said: "The close and endearing connection between parents and children affords a strong argument in favour of the church-membership of the i...
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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There Is The Story About A Presbyterian Pastor ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Aug 29, 2002
Summary: There is the story about a Presbyterian pastor and a Baptist pastor who got to talking about Baptism and how it should be done. The Presbyterian pastor asked the Baptist pastor "if it was enough to baptized up to the chin?" He said "no." "How about ...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Bob Russell Says, "when We Sin We Feel Dirty. ...
Shared By: Aaron Burgess on Sep 19, 2002
Summary: Bob Russell says, “When we sin we feel dirty. We feel like we need a spiritual bath. Baptism provides this wonderful sense of cleansing and renewal—we begin with a new slate; we have a new start.”
Category: Quotes
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Although Baptism Is Not Required For Salvation, ...
Shared By: Timothy Mills on Sep 27, 2002
Summary: Although baptism is not required for salvation, the instances in which it was not performed, and indeed sought out by the new believer, are few in the New Testament. The few who were not baptized were the exception to the rule due to extreme circum...
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: John 3:5
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My Father, A Baptist Preacher, Lived Near The ...
Shared By: Timothy Mills on Sep 27, 2002
Summary: My father, a Baptist preacher, lived near the Rogue River in southern Oregon when I was in Junior High School. He lead a couple to the Lord, and they insisted on being baptized in the Rogue river. The water was cold and high in the banks because o...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none