The word “battle” comes after the word “baptism” in the dictionary and this also happens to be true in life as well. The gospel of Mark opens with Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, immediately followed by forty days of testing by Satan in the wilderness. Satan’s name means adversary or enemy and when you … More Battle follows Baptism
When the Apostle Peter preached to the crowds gathered in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, he told them clearly that they had crucified their Messiah—their Lord! The truth of this hit them very hard and they were “cut to the heart.” They quickly asked Peter what they … More Just getting wet?
Churches have two major problems when it comes to new Christians. First is spiritual infanticide. We often leave new believers on their own after their baptism, expecting them to figure out the Christian life on their own somehow. We fail to mentor them and disciple them, neglecting to teach them how to obey the teachings … More Growth is evidence of life!