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  • Baptism  PRO

    Contributed by David Fox on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 141 ratings

    “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 garment being immersed into dye… the dye more

  • Baptism

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jun 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    The story is told about the baptism of King Aengus by St. Patrick in the middle of the fifth century. Sometime during the rite, St. Patrick leaned on his sharp-pointed staff and inadvertently stabbed the king's foot. After the baptism was over, St. Patrick looked down at all the blood, realized more

  • Baptism

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 13, 2020

    The story is told about the baptism of King Aengus by St. Patrick in the middle of the fifth century. Sometime during the rite, St. Patrick leaned on his sharp-pointed staff and inadvertently stabbed the king's foot. After the baptism was over, St. Patrick looked down at all the blood, realized more

  • Baptism In Romania  PRO

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
    based on 222 ratings

    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 required that the names of all who were to be baptized more

  • Water Baptism  PRO

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 116 ratings

    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 Christian meant something. To identify yourself with more

  • Baptism Of Paul ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2010

    Baptism of Paul Harvey Paul Harvey wrote about his own baptism. He said that even though he had received almost every reward for his broadcasting ability that he still felt empty inside. One summer, however, he and his wife were vacationing in a place called Cave Creek, AZ. Sunday morning came and more

  • Repentance And Baptism  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on May 11, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    REPENTANCE AND BAPTISM Steve Atkerson states: "John the Baptist explicitly stated the purpose of his baptism when he said, 'I baptize you with water for repentance' (Mt 3:11). Did John baptize them so that they could repent or because they already had repented? That is, was John's baptism a more

  • Baptism Is A Label  PRO

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    BAPTISM IS A LABEL Some believed that because they were circumcised they were saved. But God never intended circumcision/baptism to do anything. Consider, for example, labels. They name the products, but they do not bring them into being. So with circumcision: BAPTISM LABELS YOU A CHRISTIAN, more

  • Baptism Of Jesus

    Contributed by John Bright on Apr 27, 2021

    What do John the Baptist and Winnie the Pooh have in more

  • After The Baptism

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    AFTER THE BAPTISM Recently my 7-year-old son was baptized at nearby Lake Tahoe. With tears streaming down my face, I watched as he came out of the water, then excitedly asked if he felt any different. "Yeah, Mom, I do," he replied. "Now I have water up my nose!" (Leslie A. Williamson, more

  • Baptism Is A Lot Like A Wedding Ring. Baptism ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Feb 26, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    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. "Like the wedding ring, baptism draws a mark on more

  • Baptism Of Ivan The Great Tsar Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 8, 2009

    Baptism of Ivan the Great Tsar of Russia Ivan the Great was Tsar of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He drove out the Tartars, establishing peace across the more

  • Baptism Long Ago

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    BAPTISM LONG AGO Centuries ago the circumstances of one's baptism would come on Easter eve at midnight. In the semidarkness, he or she would disrobe and descend into the waters to be immersed three times, in the name of the Father, then the Son, and finally the Holy Spirit. The newly baptized more

  • An Unusual Baptism On The Mission Field  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    AN UNUSUAL BAPTISM ON THE MISSION FIELD Some time back, a retired missionary dropped by our church. She had served faithfully in Africa, and one day, she happened upon a small baptismal service. A fellow missionary took three new converts to the center of a shallow river, and dug a hole in the more

  • Baptism: The Great Equalizer

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 13, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    BAPTISM: THE GREAT EQUALIZER Bob Russell once noted: "Baptism is the great equalizer. No matter who you are, how successful you are, or who you know... all have to go under the waters alike. There are those who come forward in expensive suits, dangling gold jewelry, and $100 hairdos. But the more

  • Baptism Is Called The "Portal To All The ...

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 26, 2009

    Baptism is called the “portal to all the sacraments,” but it is our participation in the Eucharistic sacrifice which perfects within us the gifts given to us at Baptism.” It is here that our Christian initiation–which is more

  • The Idea That Baptism Is Involved In The ...

    Contributed by Brian B on Jul 29, 2009

    The idea that Baptism is involved in the salvation process was universally taught for the first 1500 years…. And it was only 500 years ago … when Zwingli came along in the middle 1500s that it began to be taught as a sign and a seal only. Zwingli said, “in this matter of baptism--- if I more

  • Baptism Is A Sign Of Submission To The Lordship ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009

    Baptism Is A Sign of Submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ When the early Christians declared their faith in baptism, they would shout out, “Jesus is Lord!” Baptism has always been a sign of submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. William Barker tells of a machinist at Ford Motor Company more

  • Baptism: The Pen In The Book

    Contributed by Doyle Welborn on Apr 6, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    BAPTISM: THE PEN IN THE BOOK Baptism is an illustration of what it means to be "in Christ." Being placed into Christ when we are saved is like being placed into water, completely covered. We are not seen except through the water, as we are not seen by God except through Christ. When God the more

  • The Heizer Creek Baptism

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018

    Note: this story happened to me - Jim Butcher of Madison WV. One of my favorite baptism stories comes from a friend of mine who owns a house on Heizer Creek. He had a nice spot on his property to do baptisms and told the nearby country churches they were welcome to use it anytime, which a few more