Category Archives: What I Believe.

Thoughts on the Sovereignty of God

The sovereignty of God, how he acts in his creation, is a subject with which I have wrestled during my forty-one years of ministry. My struggle with God’s sovereignty became more keen during my grandson Sully’s thirteen month battle with … Continue reading

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The Unimmersed and Others

“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27). In the New Testament faith, confession, repentance, and baptism, are the response … Continue reading

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Just How Important Is Baptism Anyway?

In the post, “Raised with Christ,” I considered Romans 6:3-11 and Colossians 2:12-13. The apostle Paul describes baptism, which in the New Testament is immersion in water of a person when he or she comes to faith in Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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The Response of the Heart to the Message of Christ

In the post, “A Decision of the Heart,” I discussed the life and conversion of Saul of Tarsus, the apostle Paul. From his life and conversion I drew the conclusion that to answer the call of Christ, to accept Christ … Continue reading

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Raised with Christ

“He is risen!” The angel’s words thrill the heart and soul. Jesus, crucified and buried, seemingly defeated, is victorious over death. He is the Christ, the Son of God. He is risen. He is living. He is reigning at the … Continue reading

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A Decision of the Heart

“In giving his son he was giving himself. This being so, it is the Judge himself who in holy love assumed the role of the innocent victim, for in and through the person of his Son he himself bore the … Continue reading

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What I Know about Myself through Jesus Christ

The five previous posts I shared with you God as I know him in Jesus Christ. My knowledge of God in Christ especially has its origin and shape in Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. The following quote from Stott summarizes … Continue reading

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