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Baptism

Baptism and Obedience

by Bryant Evans on September 1, 2010

That baptism was a part of original Christianity is beyond question. Today it is present in just about every Christ-believing religious tradition although not always in the same way as the Bible teaches. On August 15th, a preacher in Canada offered a sermon from Romans 6:1-6. Here is the text: What shall we say then? […]

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Grace and Works Followup

by Bryant Evans on July 14, 2010

Grace and Works is an important topic and one which seems to divide many people who believe in Christ. I tried to clarify some issues in the grace and works post from yesterday (July 13, 2010) but wanted to add a reference for you from an article written almost 2 years ago. It asks the […]

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Romans 6, Part 3 (Romans 6:1-11)

by Bryant Evans on June 16, 2010

This section of Romans 6 contains 3 very powerful analogies to help us understand our walk with Christ. Remember from chapter 5 that Paul is arguing that although grace exceeds sin (Romans 5:20) we must avoid sin if we intend to claim that we belong to Christ (Romans 6:1-2). Now Paul offers three key comparisons […]

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Romans 6, Part 2 (Romans 6:3)

by Bryant Evans on June 9, 2010

As we continue our look at this great chapter of the Bible we want to examine verse 3 in some detail. Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:3, ESV) Paul is building on the thought begun in Romans 5 where he […]

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Baptism of Fire

by Bryant Evans on March 23, 2010

Many people earnestly seek for the baptism of fire as part of the salvation process. They read the statement of John the baptist who said Jesus would come and baptize with fire and  the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11). They trust that this baptism of fire is synonymous with the reception of the Holy Spirit mentioned […]

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