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  • Washed By God


    Baptism is a subject which has caused confusion amongst Christians for many years. Jesus included it in his final charge to the disciples. It is clearly important, so why do we spend so much time arguing about it? Baptism is a God given sign, not to obscure the gospel, but to make it clearer. Karl Deenick explains not only what baptism is, what it isn’t, and who should be baptised, but he follows the threads of symbolic cleansing through both the Old and New Testaments. He explains and exalts the gospel and shows how the Old Testament foreshadows Jesus and how he fulfils the Old Testament.

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  • My Baptism Book


    This sturdy little board book is a simple collection of prayers, poems, and Bible verses — the perfect gift for a little child being baptized. Each page features beautiful color illustrations. With its reassuring message of God’s eternal love and care, My Baptism Book is a treasure.

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  • Baptism : A Guide To Life From Death


    You’ve been baptized. But do you understand what it means?

    Baptism is the doorway into membership in the church. It’s a public declaration of the washing away of our sin and the beginning of our new life in Christ. But the sacrament that is meant to unite us is often a spring of division instead.

    All Christians use water to baptize. All invoke the triune name. Beyond that, there’s little consensus. Talk about baptism and you’re immediately plunged into arguments. Whom should we baptize? What does baptism do? Why even do it at all?

    Peter Leithart reunifies a church divided by baptism. He recovers the baptismal imagination of the Bible, explaining how baptism works according to Scripture. Then, in conversation with Christian tradition, he shows why baptism is something worth recovering and worth agreeing on.

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  • Why Should I Be Baptized


    Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. 9Marks Church Questions is a new series that seeks to provide ordinary Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions Christians have about church life. Each volume offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment. This booklet unpacks Scripture’s teaching on the importance of baptism in the local church by responding to 7 reasons that baptism is often neglected as well as answering 3 common questions about baptism.

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  • Baptism : Celebrating Your New Life In Christ


    Whether you’re being baptized yourself, offering a child for baptism, or reaffirming your baptism, Dr. Jeren Rowell has laid out everything you need to know about the process.

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  • Baptism In Water And The Spirit


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    On the Day of Pentecost a huge crowd gathered to see what all the commotion was about. Peter stood and addressed them and a large number were “cut to the heart.” They asked Peter what they should do to have their relationship with God put to right, to which he replied: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . . .”

    Baptism in Water & The Spirit explores the implications of Peter’s instruction for today’s Christian. If you have ever pondered:
    *the meaning of water baptism and how important it really is?
    *what does it mean to be filled or baptized in the Holy Spirit?
    *whether the dramatic events of the Day of Pentecost were unique in history, or a pattern to be repeated in every generation of the Christian Church?

    . . . then this book is for you!

    This book sets forth a theological position for believers’ baptism (in water), and in the Holy Spirit, and has three types of people in mind:

    Firstly, those who are new believers. This book is for those new to the Christian faith as an encouragement toward some of the early steps of obedience and empowering in their Christian walk. Read it and discuss it with someone further on in the spiritual journey, like a pastor or small group leader.

    Secondly, some reading this book may have been Christians for many years, but have never been exposed to biblical exposition on believer’s baptism. They have a profound love for Jesus, but the church tradition they have grown up with has not stressed the significance of baptism by immersion. This book is a challenge to obey one of the foundational commands of Christ, and seeks to set forth as simply as possible the meaning of baptism, and why all Christians should participate in it.

    Thirdly, some reading this book may have been confused or concerned (perhaps even hostile) toward teaching about the work of the Holy Spirit. Talk of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and gifts of the Spirit, seem foreign and unsettling. This book attempts to lay out a theological foundation for what the Holy Spirit still does in the lives of believers. Many people who have been Christians for decades have testified to a profound sense of spiritual renewal through praying to be filled with the Spirit. God has touched them and changed them, and their experience of God’s power seems so much like that of the New Testament Church.

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  • Order Of Baptism Of Children


    The revision of this Ritual Edition, the English translation according to the Second Typical Edition, is divided into seven chapters: Order of Baptism for Several Children; Order of Baptism for One Child; Order of Baptism for a Large Number of Children; Order of Baptism of Children to Be Used by Catechists in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Baptism of Children in Danger of Death, or at the Point of Death, to Be Used in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Bringing a Baptized Child to the Church; and Various Texts for Use in the Celebration of Baptism for Children. This volume also includes an Appendix-not found in the original edition-that is provided to assist Priests who wish to celebrate the Order of Baptism for Several Children within Mass or to celebrate the Order of Baptism for One Child within Mass. In addition, this edition incorporates changes in accord with the Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal and the Abbey Psalms and Canticles (formerly The Revised Grail Psalms).

    This Ritual Edition will first be available on January 6, 2020. Its first-use date is February 2, 2020. Its use is obligatory as of April 12, 2020.

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  • Baptism Promises


    The perfect baptism gift!

    Baptism Promises helps explain to children the significance of their baptism and the promises their family and church community made to them during the sacrament. Featuring easy-to-follow language, bright, inclusive artwork, and four simple prayers, this inspiring book is perfect for gift-giving and comes in a board-book format so that even the smallest of hands can hold it. A special dedication page is included in the front of the book. Ideal for children ages 2-4.

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  • Today Is A Baptism Day


    * Sought-after resource for baptismal preparation for children and families, baptismal gifts, worship * Shows the diversity of family in a worship setting An ideal book to read with children to wonder and learn about baptism, with illustrations that reflect the diversity of God’s people. Grounded in the Episcopal liturgical tradition, it is an accessible and inviting introduction to baptism for children and families of many Christian traditions. While learning what occurs during a baptism service, the reader (both child and parent) will be guided through the sacramental and communal aspects of the celebration. Beautifully illustrated in full color, a dedication page encourages personalization of the book, making it a perfect baptism gift. A family section offers questions and suggests ways to go deeper in conversation about baptism, making it a resource that families will use again and again with their children.

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  • Baptism Of Your Child 5 Pack


    There are few things more joyous in a congregation than the presentation of a new baby or small child for baptism. But even lifelong Christians can lack an understanding of the theology and terminology surrounding baptism. The Baptism of Your Child answers common questions new parents and new members with small children may have about having their children baptized, and it includes prayers and ideas for helping children grow in their faith.

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  • Remembering Our Baptism


    Drawing on the roots of early Methodists, Philip Meadows urges readers to use the act of “remembering their baptism” to connect themselves to their own discipleship and mission. This will result in the daily shaping of their Christian lives by personal and corporate spiritual discipline, which is itself decidedly baptismal in character. When church communities of every size remember their baptism, they hold one another accountable for the life of disciplined discipleship and everyday witness. A great resource for small group study and clergy.

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  • Baptism : Its Purpose, Practice And Power


    Baptism: The confusion never seems to go away. Some Christians stress baptism as a gateway into the church. Others see it primarily as an individual’s testimony to faith and repentance. Still others concentrate on baptism in the spirit. Michael Green attempts to steer a straight, biblical course through the troubled waters of baptism. In seeking common ground among various Christian traditions, he looks first at what Scripture has to say and then assesses the strengths and weaknesses of differing views in that light. While insisting that baptism is not substitute for saving faith, he nevertheless makes a strong case for the practice of infant baptism, confronting head-on common objections to the practice as well as addressing the related problems of confirmation and rebaptism.

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  • Why Be Baptized


    In this wonderful book, filled with inspiring illustrations, questions will be addressed about this sacred ceremony called baptism.

    On a child’s level, we will first focus on the story of Jesus’baptism, then we will address why baptism is a special part of becoming a true child of God. Learning this truth will help your child understand this important ritual of the church and be obedient to God all the days of his or her life.
    You will find that reading this book to your child (especially ages 6 and above) will open up opportunities for you to talk about the love of God and the amazing plan of salvation for the human race.

    Every church should have this book available in your children’s classes.

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  • Preparing For Baptism


    Session 1: A Sign That We Have A New Hope
    Session 2: A Sign That We Have A New Family
    Session 3: A Sign That We Have A New Life

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    Like a window, baptism helps us see what a Christian is and what it means to live the Christian life. Baptism expresses a Christian’s new hope, new family and new life. It’s like a funeral, naming ceremony and wedding rolled into one!

    This three-session Bible course is designed for:
    – people who have recently decided to follow Jesus
    – people who want to be baptized
    – people who want to understand the significance of their baptism

    It will help you understand the gospel and know how to begin the Christian life.

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  • Lets Talk About Denominations And The Baptism


    Everyone knows that denominations are wrong, but no one is doing anything about it. This book was written for all to read-both Christians and non-Christians. Author Jesse Wilson hopes this book will be a blessing and a wakening for all Christians and an educational tool to the confused non-Christians. He hopes these words will close this centuries-old chapter on how we should baptize. We are followers of the apostles’ doctrine. We should do it according to their doctrine and according to Christ.

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  • Of Water And The Spirit


    As the Church of England alone conducts more than 2500 baptisms each week and the number of adult candidates rises steadily, this robust and original study explores baptism as an expression of the church’s mission.

    Phillip Tovey explores baptism and confirmation in the Christian tradition through the lens of a biblical theology of baptism. Beginning with the practices and liturgies of the New Testament church, he traces their development through the early Christian centuries, the Middle Ages, the Reformation and its aftermath, in the context of world mission and in the modern secular age.

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  • Devoting Ourselves To The Prayers


    Dr. Stamm integrates the biblical, theological, and pastoral insight fitting of a liturgical scholar-pastor as he attempts to improve and deepen the church’s congregational practice of intercessory prayer. In Devoting Ourselves to the Prayers: A Baptismal Theology for the Church’s Intercessory Work, Dr. Stamm points to the strong biblical and historical connections between baptism and intercessory prayer, suggesting that intercessory prayer is a vocation-a calling-rooted in our common baptism. Imaginative, informative, and deeply committed to the idea that prayer is an essential practice of the church, this book not only addresses what has become the church’s neglect of intercessory prayer but the difference such praying makes.

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  • Jesus Speaks To Me About My Baptism


    Most children are baptized as infants. This beautifully illustrated book will endure for years after that special day, helping children to realize that at their baptism, they became a child of God and a member of his family, the Church. Jesus “speaks” directly to the children, explaining step by step what happened at their baptism and why. Each part of the rite is linked to a scene from Scripture, such as the story of Noah’s Ark and Jesus’ own baptism in the Jordan. Pages for photos and other memories make this a thoughtful gift for any child who is being baptized-a gift they will enjoy as they begin to understand the special friendship they have with Jesus.

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  • Believers Baptism Pamphlet


    Baptism is one of the most important practices in the church, something that Jesus calls his followers to do. It reminds us of Jesus’ death and resurrection and the new life we have in him! Enjoy having an easy-to-understand overview on what the Bible says about baptism at your fingertips. Packed with simple summaries, this baptism pamphlet covers what baptism is, why we should be baptized, and more. Perfect for individual use, group Bible studies, a New Believers’ class, baptism gift, baptism class, etc.

    Enjoy having this easy-to-understand overview on baptism at your fingertips. This pamphlet clarifies the basics and reassures believers about this important step–church leaders may use this to help those who may be nervous or hesitant.

    Answers these questions–
    *What is baptism? (Explains believer’s baptism and symbolism of immersion)
    *Why we should be baptized? (Gives 5 reasons to be baptized)
    *What happens during baptism? How do I know if I am ready to be baptized?
    *What does it mean to be baptized in Jesus’ name?
    *What does the Bible say about baptism? (It fulfills Jesus’ command (Matt. 28:19), Jesus set the example (1 John 2:6), it is a testimony to others (Romans 6:5), and more.)

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  • My Baptism Remembrance Book


    Commemorate the sacrament of Baptism and capture childhood milestones and memories for the special child in your life!

    Combining a child’s faith life with popular scrapbooking elements found in baby books, this personalizable gift book preserves important life moments for the special child in your life to look back upon as he or she becomes curious about life as a Catholic child. Whether you are a parent, godparent, relative, or family friend of an infant or toddler receiving a Catholic Baptism, you can offer them this book to help them remember their day of becoming incorporated into the Church and their experiences growing up.

    This illustrated remembrance book contains:
    – Fill-in-the-blanks for recording details of a child’s Baptism, developmental stages, first holidays, and favorites
    – Photograph attachment sections
    – Spaces for family members to write greetings, prayers, and words of wisdom
    – God’s family tree and a family tree to personalize
    – Explanations of the significance, rite, and symbols of Baptism
    – Illustrated Bible stories linked to Baptism
    – Traditional Catholic prayers
    – Prompts for writing personal prayers
    – Sacramental record pages for First Penance, First Communion, and Confirmation
    – Remembrance pages for first through eighth grade

    Children receiving this gift can create a keepsake that not only preserves their special day of becoming initiated into the Catholic faith, but also helps them grow in their faith. They are reminded that after becoming a beloved child of God and a member of the Church through the gift of Baptism, they can continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

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  • Baptism : The Believers Wedding Ceremony


    1. Meaning From Murky Waters
    2. The Wedding Ceremony Of Baptism
    3. A Resplendent Wedding
    4. What’s In A Marriage?
    5. How Essential Is The Ceremony?
    6. Can The Ceremony Be Delayed?
    7. Will Just Any Ceremony Do?
    8. The Union Of Two Spirits
    9. Infant Baptism – A Shotgun Wedding?
    10. Infant Baptism – An Arrange Marriage?
    11. Baptism – A Surprise Villain
    12. When The Marriage Falters
    13. Suppose There Is No Ceremony
    14. Reason For Concern

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    Drawing from the biblical picture of the church as the bride of Christ, F. LaGard Smith presents baptism as the believer’s wedding ceremony with Christ. The result is a sublime view of baptism far surpassing traditional notions of dutiful obedience and magic-like ideas of baptismal regeneration. Through the wedding analogy, baptism is elevate to a personal proclamation of love and loyalty through which true spiritual conversion is given meaning and vitality.

    Baptism: The Believer’s Wedding Ceremony is the most compelling book on the subject of baptism in recent years. More important, its sobering message about the crying need for personal faith and commitment provides the key for re-establishing a vibrant church in our time.

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  • Should I Get My Baby Baptized


    Should I get my baby baptized? Is christening a baby the right thing to do? If you are asking these questions, it shows that you have a genuine concern for your child’s future-a future that will be in serious jeopardy if you as a parent are not careful to make wise decisions on your child’s behalf. The fact is, infant baptism is only the first in a long line of critical choices that you will have to make in the foreseeable future. These decisions will determine what kind of person this little baby you are holding in your arms will ultimately become, as well as their eternal destiny. Having a child makes you a parent, and parents-in God’s eyes-are responsible for training their child in the teachings of the Lord. This book first helps you understand God’s teaching on the subject of baptism, and then moves on from there to share proven Christian child raising techniques that will help you raise a child that will bring you joy as a parent. Ben Kniskern was born on November 25, 1954 in Albany, New York. He was raised nearby in Delmar, New York, where he graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1972. Over the past eighteen years, he has spent time as a Christian school teacher, teen and adult Sunday school teacher, Awana T&T leader, Word of Life teen leader, church guest speaker, author, and since 2001 he has been a summer volunteer at the Word of Life Family Campground in Pottersville, New York. Besides his own personal daily Bible study since 1995, Ben has taken classes through Liberty Home Bible Institute and has profited from some of the finest Bible teaching in America during his summers at the Word of Life Family Campground.

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  • My Baptism Bible


    Celebrate baby’s new life with this treasured keepsake and prepare the way for a lifelong friendship with Jesus by introducing little ones to their first Bible stories and prayers. Personalizable pages for gift dedication, birth details, ancestry, and early milestones forever cherish baby’s birth and Baptism. My Baptism Catholic Edition is not only a precious memnto, but a gidt that will impress the faithupon our little blessings as they grow in God’s love.

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  • Baptism In The New Testament


    Originally published in 1950 as the first title in the series Studies in Biblical Theology, Baptism in the New Testament was welcomed as, and has continued ever since to be an invaluable contribution to the debate set afoot by Barth in his booklet, The Teaching of the Church Concerning Baptism. `Here the reader can study the fresh, stimulating and constructive researches of one of the great Biblical scholars of Europe into the burning question of the origins of baptism. Dr Cullmann is an ardent protagonist of infant baptism, which is the subject of intense debate at the moment. He rightly deplores Barth’s attempts to discredit the practice. On the basis of the kinship between circumcision and baptism on the one hand, and between the proselyte bath of the Jews and baptism on the other, he makes a forceful plea for the spiritual reality and legitimacy of baptizing infants. This is an essay which is packed with profound scriptural analysis; its relevance to current discussion in the Church of England is obvious’ (Church Times). ‘Of the merits of this essay there is little need to speak. The author is a well-known expert in matters relating to the origins of Christianity, and he has also a fine apprehension of the theological issues involved. He treats his subject under the four heads : the foundation of baptism in the work of Christ; baptism as acceptance into the body of Christ; baptism and faith; and baptism and circumcision … Not everyone will agree entirely with the author’s account of what takes place in baptism, but there can be no doubt that he is right in his general stress upon the objective character of this sacrament. We are indebted to him also for useful discussions of various texts and passages of the New Testament. It will be a surprise to some that there is even less New Testament evidence for the adult baptism of the children of believing Christians than there is for their baptism as infants. The linking of baptism with circumcision is very ably done, and in an appendix on an early baptismal formula the genuineness of Acts 8.37 is defended and the relevance of Christ’s blessing of the children displayed’ (The Life of Faith).

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  • Water Of Baptism Water For Life


    This illustrated activity book for ages 8-11 can be used in an educational or devotional setting at home, church, or school.

    Water connects all physical and spiritual life. Besides being essential for life, water is the visible sign of Baptism, which calls us to serve others in the world. Having clean water for all God’s children is an act of justice, love, respect and a core value of what it means to be a Christian.

    These activities tap into multiple learning levels and offer a variety of ways for children to interact with this core value of our faith, making a direct connection for young people between their faith and daily life. Activities also connect clean water and the Millennium Development Goals.

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  • Everything Is Sacred


    Baptism is the beginning of one’s life in the community of the church, and the “gateway” to the rest of the sacraments.
    * Isn’t it better to get baptized when you’re older, and can understand what you’re doing?
    * Does my baby have to be baptized immediately?
    * Will my child go to hell, limbo or purgatory if-God forbid-he or she dies before baptism?
    * Why are so many baptisms done during the Mass these days?
    * What’s the role of the godparents? Do they have to be Catholics? Christians? Believers?
    These are questions from good Catholics that deserve good answers. If people remain confused about baptism, they will be confused about the sacramental life of the church, and, by extension, their faith.

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  • At Your Baptism


    Through the sacrament of baptism, God shows his love – the same love that claims us for his family, that sent Christ into the world to die for us; the same love that we show to one another. Using simple, clear text adapted from the French Reformed Church liturgy and paired with vibrant illustrations and straightforward explanations on every page, At Your Baptism provides the perfect way to show young children how baptism is a sign of God’s love and promises.

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  • Baptism In The Holy Spirit


    Baptism in the Holy Spirit is one of James Dunn’s most influential books and has become a classic. Forty years after its original publication it still sparks debate and appears on many Reading lists. In an extensive Preface to this fortieth anniversary edition, James Dunn engages with the debates about the book since it was first published. In Baptism in the Holy Spirit James Dunn argues that water baptism is only one element in the New Testament pattern of conversion and initiation. The gift of the Spirit, he believes, is the central element. For the writers of the New Testament only those who had received the Holy Spirit could be called Christians. For them, the reception of the Spirit was a very definite and often very dramatic experience–the decisive and climactic experience in conversion and initiation–to which Christians were usually recalled when reminded of their Christian faith and experience. James Dunn uncovers the place of the gift of the Holy Spirit in the total complex event of becoming a Christian.

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  • Baptism In The Reformed Tradition


    This premier work considers the development of the doctrine of baptism in the Reformed tradition. John Riggs studies the major early Reformers, concentrating on Calvin’s views, and then traces the development of the doctrine through the Reformed Confessions, Reformed Orthodoxy, and into Schleiermacher’s thought. Twentieth-century debates are discussed as they illuminate earlier tensions and differing views from the past.

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  • Down In The River To Pray


    Baptism is more important than you think. But not for the reasons you suppose.

    Combining careful Bible study with enlightening historical survey and practical suggestions, this book provides a rich resource for deepening and renewing a central practice of the Christian faith.

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