Tag Archives: baptism

The Importance of Baptism

Baptism should be a doctrine that unites all Christians, yet it has historically been a divisive issue. There are many different views on baptism, and some of these views are far from the plain teaching in Scripture. I wish people … Continue reading

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Key to Getting In

Not long ago I stood beside my car wondering why my keyless entry wasn’t working. Or I should say, I stood beside what I thought was my car wondering why my keyless entry wasn’t working. When I looked inside and … Continue reading

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Dressed Appropriately

Last week I attended a middle school basketball game. I didn’t realize until I got to the game that the shirt I was wearing was maroon, the color of the opposing team. I took some good-natured ribbing from our fans … Continue reading

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The Worth of a Picture

Over the years I have seen numerous photos and videos of baptisms posted on line. Some are humorous, while others are quite serious. Some depict the sheer joy of the person who has just been baptized. It just occurred to … Continue reading

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Nice Gesture

When I baptize people, they sometimes show their joy in a tangible way before they even get out of the water. This is understandable, since they realize that their sins have been washed away (Acts 22:16) and they have been … Continue reading

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Good News for All

The good news about salvation through Jesus Christ is amazingly attractive to all people. It is simple enough for a young child to understand, yet deep enough to warrant the contemplation of deep-thinking scholars and philosophers. In his sacrificial death, … Continue reading

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Being a Nuisance

How many times did you hear this phrase when you were growing up?—“Don’t be a nuisance!” Being a nuisance was always considered to be a bad thing. You can imagine my confusion when I heard a Christian speaker say that … Continue reading

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Seeking Salvation

When my wife and I were living in Indiana a few years ago, a mysterious critter somehow got trapped in our garage. It must have wandered in when we left the door open. I never saw it, but we decided … Continue reading

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Sad Sight

I attended the Kentucky State Ministers Retreat at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park this week. As usual, it was a refreshing and inspiring couple of days. The preaching, worship, fellowship and food were all delightful. Sometimes I extend my stay … Continue reading

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Senior Success Stories

A friend of mine just told me about her remarkable father. At the age of 93, he still drives and takes care of himself. This hunting season he harvested 12 squirrels, 2 turkeys and a deer. Did I mention that … Continue reading

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