When someone says baptism what comes to your mind?
One of the most memorable baptisms that I was part of was in Alaska. Yes, it was cold, very cold. The baptism was in a small lake in the woods a mile or two from the church. Just the thought of getting into that water was enough to make the goose bumps pop up. Thanks to a push from another pastor, I endured the cold a little longer than he and the woman that we baptized.
The woman’s willingness to follow the Lord in water baptism even though the water was just a bit warmer than an ice cube was impressive. She was serious about her commitment to Christ and that spoke volumes to everyone.
Most of the time when the subject of baptism comes up we think of water baptism, but did you know that water baptism is not the only baptism mentioned in the New Testament?
The subject of this month’s candidate conference call is “Baptisms and Dedications Part 1” and we will learn what the Bible says about:
- Water Baptism
- Baptism into the Body of Christ
- The Baptism of Repentance
- The Baptism of Fire
In June, the subject for the call will be “Baptisms and Dedications Part 2” and we will learn about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Dedications.
The question to ask yourself as a candidate for ministerial credentials is this, “Could I explain and give a Biblical teaching on the four baptisms listed as this month’s topic?”
If not, then you really need to make this month’s call on the topic of baptisms a priority.
Watch for the call details in your email.
Chat with you soon,