Christian rite of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water
How does comparison work for you? In Genesis 1:31, God said, "God looked upon all that He had made, and indeed, it was very good." Self-comparison is a trap. It doesn't matter if you come up with reasons you are better than others or are worse off than others; either way, it is a trap.
Ears to Hear - this episode is centered around the question John the Baptize sends to Jesus. But there is so much more going on in and around the lives of the Disciples, and we feel something brewing on the horizon - something big!
Among the last things Jesus called his followers to do was to make disciples. A disciple is someone who is following Jesus with all of their life. Making disciples means being intentional about seeing our lives multiplied in others. This should inform everything we do in life.
A teaching from 2016 - Gratitude cures 90% of spiritual ills but being ungrateful causes some problems. "I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness, Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood...Ingratitude is monstrous; and for the multitude to be ungrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude." - William Shakespeare.
The gospel is Good News. God came to give us an abundant life, a life beyond our wildest dreams that continues all of our days into eternity. But we cannot make the same mistake as the children of Israel. They got themselves in trouble by not believing the good report they were given about the Promise Land.
John 9:8-17 (ESV)Andrew and Edwin notice Jesus performed this miracle on the Sabbath. The whole discussion about working on the Sabbath and who the Jews accuse of working on the Sabbath gives some great insight into the question about responding to Jesus's command to wash and whether getting baptized for the remission of our sins is actually working for salvation.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here. Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org. Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here. Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=14545The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/
John 9:1-7 (NKJV)Andrew and Edwin consider how this miracle mirrors the salvation process. They specifically consider when the man was actually healed and how that parallels when we are saved by Jesus based on His instructions and promises.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here. Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org. Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here. Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=14536The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/
Crosslines Recall - If you left Crosslines in the past number of years there is one vital piece of discipleship you missed to be successful when you launch. There is one specific attack you must overcome before you will be given the nations.
The brazen laver in the Tabernacle is just one of many components required to keep the Tabernacle functioning for the Israelites. Join us in this series as we look at each component, the role it plays in the physical Tabernacle and what it may signify in the spiritual and even prophetic arenas.
Today, we celebrate believers' baptism. We see from scripture that baptism doesn't save us, its purely a symbol of the change that has already happened in the heart of a believer. An outward public declaration that through Jesus' saving work, you know have spiritual life as His follower. But even though it's a symbol, we cannot be indifferent to baptism, we should follow Jesus in this proclamation. We proclaim that we are taking hold of salvation by letting go of our former life. We realize that we are no longer slaves to sin but are free in Jesus. And we are telling the world that our faith in Jesus has changed us. We'd love to answer any questions you've got about Jesus and believers' baptism, so reach out today. You can always take the next step and sign up to partake in believers' baptism by visiting burnthickory.com/baptism.
What if your co-parent informed you, after the fact, that your child was baptized — and according to your child, all of his/her extended family attended?! How do you respond when your child wants to know why you weren't there? Diane & Rick discuss the difficulty of dealing with a co-parent who purposely leaves the other parent out of major decisions or life events. WHO DOES THIS? Unfortunately, too many. Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our NON-Impossibles Facebook group.FINALLY, the digital version of our Communication Protocol Workshop is available for purchase. Click here to buy the video. Those who were Patreon VIPs get resources like these for free upon release, so consider supporting the show so you can get these perks, but more importantly, so we can continue offering the best advice in the business, to the world, for FREE!Be first in line for individual co-parent coaching, being launched by CNFC this fall. Just fill out the info form to get on the pre-registration list! To learn more about the Center for Navigating Family Change, go to: CNFC.org. The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is also a great gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!CLICK HERE to offer help to the Right to Peace Foundation. We're on a mission!Want to talk about this episode with Diane and other parents? Be part of the conversation on the NON-Impossibles Facebook groupTo get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp, visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaIf you are a professional working with high-conflict co-parents, join our LinkedIn group.Find us on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) @CPDilemmas. Join one of our Reddit groups at:r/NarcissisticCoparents r/NONImpossiblesRATE THE SHOW!CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!Support the show
Welcome to Grace in Focus radio. Today, Bob Wilkin and Philippe Sterling are answering questions from listeners. If a person is transgendered, and not repentant, should we baptize them? Who can be or should be baptized? What does the Bible say? Should children be baptized? Should there be a test to pass before you can