1 After these events, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great. 2 But Abram said, “Lord God , what can you give me, since I am childless and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Abram continued, “Look, you have…
As we have been digging through the book of Acts we have found that the gospel message has spread far and wide. The church has grown from a small group of 120 followers of Jesus Christ in Acts 2 , and God has been adding numbers to them the entire time. Salvation has not only come to the Israelites but…
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The LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  Great questions are not meant to reveal information to the interlocutor; great questions are meant to compel the one questioned to discover what should have been obvious. All of us have a tendency to wear masks. In fact, the Greek term…
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“When [those listening] heard [Peter’s command] they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’ And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive…
What is the meaning of Baptism, and what implications does its meaning have on the question of how and to whom it is to be administered?