Category Archives: Baptism

Matthew 28:16-20 – Go

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and … Continue reading

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Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 – O Lord, I pray, save my life!

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1   I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2   Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3   The snares of death encompassed me; … Continue reading

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Acts 2:14a, 36-41 – Save yourselves from this corrupt generation

Acts 2:14a, 36-41 14aBut Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, 36“Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37Now … Continue reading

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Acts 8:14-17 – They received the Holy Spirit

Acts 8:14-17 14Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit 16(for … Continue reading

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Isaiah 43: 1-7 – Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine…

Isaiah 43:1-7 1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass … Continue reading

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John 15:26-27, 16:4B-15 – When he comes he will guide you into all the truth

JOHN 15:26-27, 16:4B-15 26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with … Continue reading

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Acts 8:26-40 Do you understand what you are reading?

ACTS 8:26-40 26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27So he got up and went. Now there … Continue reading

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I need more grace than I thought…

Miscellany Two Pale sunlight, pale the wall.  Love moves away, the light changes. I need more grace than I thought. -Rumi    1207-1273 Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent mediation … Continue reading

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Mark 1:9-15 – Be held by the water

MARK 1:9-15 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like … Continue reading

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1 Peter 3:18-22 – Saved through water

1 PETER 3:18-22 18For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19in which also … Continue reading

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