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Are we a reflection of God?


I was raised in a Catholic home growing up. It gave me a great foundation for my faith. So if you had asked me about being a Christian, I would have said yes. If you had asked me about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I would have said I had one. If you asked me if I was…

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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 4


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 1 Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 2        Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 3 As I said in my first post, this can be a dividing question for Christians.  Some Christians from a more traditional church may say yes to this question.  Other Christians from more Evangelical…

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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation Part3


Is Baptism Necessary Part 1 Is Baptism Necessary Part 2 Food for thought: The Definition of Baptism:  A Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community Baptism comes from the Greek word  –  Baptizo:   Meaning to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge Rhantizo is the Greek word for Sprinkle Cheo is the…

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Is Baptism Necessary For Salvation? Part 2


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 1 Let’s start with a few verses from the Bible Romans 6:3-4 (New International Version, ©2010) 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised…

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Is baptism necessary for salvation?


This can be a dividing question for Christians; what do you think?  1 Peter 3:21 (New International Version) 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.[a] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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How Do You Tell Your Family…You’re Pregnant?


First let me say, loudly, we are not pregnant.  The title is a teaser.  Sorry family.  Although, you never know what can happen.  Our youngest daughter Madison is almost two years old now.  She is such a happy baby.  When my wife was just a few weeks pregnant, we decided to wait a little to tell everyone.  We told only…

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