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Preaching Jesus Means Preaching Baptism

Preaching Jesus Means Preaching Baptism “And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.  And as they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” (Acts 8:35-36 NAS)   This is the account of Philip and his encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch.  It shows that when Jesus is preached baptism is preached as a part of preaching Jesus to an alien sinner.  When the preaching is received (Acts 2:41) or believed (Acts 8:12) it results in people being baptized.  The case of the Ethiopian eunuch was no exception.   Why would the eunuch request baptism if he had not been taught it by Philip?  Furthermore, why would he request it unless he felt some … Read entire article »

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Baptism Gifts And Gift Ideas For Adults

Baptism Gifts And Gift Ideas For Adults Christening is a time to celebrate and should be memorable for everyone involved in it, especially if the christening is for an adult. Although christenings and baptisms are commonly performed when a person is a child, sometimes this ceremony will be performed on an adult instead. The decision to get baptized into any religion is never easy and it takes a lot of decision making, weighing of options, and then learning a whole new religion and everything that it represents. Of course, after the christening is the reception where everyone welcomes the new church member in a more relaxed way. The guests always bring in presents for the newly christened member. However, choosing a gift for a baby is way different … Read entire article »

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The Importance and Meaning of Baptism

The Importance and Meaning of Baptism In the Christian community, baptism is one of the Holy Sacraments that each person has to go through. Months after the birth of the child, this simple ritual (which is usually celebrated with a whole or half day celebration) is held inside the church where the child is given his or her name. One of the major symbols is when the priest pours holy water on the forehead of the child. More than a name-giving ritual, baptism has far more importance and significance in the life of a Christian. While many people participate in this solemn ceremony, some people do not know the full meaning of it. Here are some key reasons why a child has to be baptized. –   The pouring of the … Read entire article »

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The Importance And Meaning Of Baptism

The Importance And Meaning Of Baptism In the Christian community, baptism is one of the Holy Sacraments that each person has to go through. Months after the birth of the child, this simple ritual (which is usually celebrated with a whole or half day celebration) is held inside the church where the child is given his or her name. One of the major symbols is when the priest pours holy water on the forehead of the child. More than a name-giving ritual, baptism has far more importance and significance in the life of a Christian. While many people participate in this solemn ceremony, some people do not know the full meaning of it. Here are some key reasons why a child has to be baptized. -The pouring of the water … Read entire article »

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Baptism Original Gifts For Boys

Baptism Original Gifts For Boys Do you think that it’s a good idea to buy the young baby boy something that he will be able to use and has handy applications? Some of people say that these gifts are more appropriate for other occasions. However, most guests think about the same stuff others think about, let’s get the baby boy something that can actually benefit him. Gift baskets These baskets are very popular gifts and include a range of very practical accessories such as bibs, boots and balls! For boys, the standard colour is blue and that still remains the popular choice. The great thing about these gift baskets is that it has a range of different gifts. You therefore won’t be limiting yourself to a certain gift type. Growth Charts Can … Read entire article »

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Baptism-Entering the Christian Life on our Conversion Journey

Baptism-Entering the Christian Life on our Conversion Journey Beginning with the Apostles’ Evangelization (hearing the “Good News” about Jesus), Conversion (coming to a belief in this person, Jesus, as the Savior) led persons to ask to be Baptized which they had heard was the way one became a Christian.  These adults were baptized, received first Eucharist and became full members of the Church.  As the first centuries passed, Christian adults began to ask that their children also be baptized soon after birth and before they had reached the “age of reason” when they were capable of making their own decision afterevangelization and conversion. This is the custom today in most Christian churches.  It has led to minimizing the power of Baptism and the impact it should have in our lives. … Read entire article »

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Baptism Invitations For Special Baptismal Party Celebrations

Baptism Invitations For Special Baptismal Party Celebrations Baptism Invitations – Baptism Cards – Baptism Invitation For many families, the Baptism Invitations are one of the most important invites they will send out on behalf of their child. This very special religious event happens only once in the child’s life and should be shared with all of the loved ones and family friends possible. Nothing can equal the parent’s pride on this one special day. Finding the perfect religious stationery, http://www.invitations-instyle.com/religious-stationery/ has always been a challenge for parents. Looking for Baptism Cards in most stationery stores can be fruitless. They may carry a handful of choices but none of them are special even for the occasion. Some religious bookstores may also carry a selection of Baptism Invitation options but, again, these … Read entire article »

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Baptism Invitation Cards for Baptism Invitations Party

Baptism Invitation Cards for Baptism Invitations Party Baptism Invitations, Baptism Invitation and Baptismal Invitations for Your Special Baptism Occasion! For many families, the Baptism Invitations, http://www.invitations-instyle.com/religious-stationery/baptism-invitations are one of the most important invites they will send out on behalf of their child. This very special religious event happens only once in the child’s life and should be shared with all of the loved ones and family friends possible. Nothing can equal the parent’s pride on this one special day. Finding the perfect religious stationery has always been a challenge for parents. Looking for Baptism Cards in most stationery stores can be fruitless. They may carry a handful of choices but none of them are special even for the occasion. Some religious bookstores may also carry a selection of Baptism Invitation, http://www.invitations-instyle.com/ … Read entire article »

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Did the Apostle Peter actually go to Rome?

 By: University Prof.Emeritus Mr. Stergios Sakkos. Part 1. The Vatican’s recent communicatory rapprochements, both towards our Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate – which the pope had visited on the occasion of the Patriarchal Throne’s celebration of Saint Andrew’s Day (30th November 2006) – as well as towards the Church in Greece – whose archbishop had visited the pope (between the 13th to 16th December 2006) – have both brought to the forefront once again the fundamental papist claim which had led to their original secession from the Orthodox Church : the papist dogma regarding the primacy of the pope. This is supported by papists, on the basis of the decision of the 1st Vatican Council (1870), according to which, the pope is acknowledged as the vicar of Christ and His sole representative on earth; … Read entire article »

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Personalized Baptism Favors Add the Right Touch For Your Baby’s Baptism Reception

Personalized Baptism Favors Add the Right Touch For Your Baby’s Baptism Reception Observing the Baptism of your infant is something that can take a lot of time and brain power. There is just so much to do, that it can at times be easy to forget about many of the simpler things on your to-do list. One major thing that you need to make sure that you do not leave out is the Baptism favors. On every special social occasion, party favors act as a reminder of how much appreciated the friends and family are in celebrating the event. They also act as a reminder to your friends and family to remember this Baptism for a long time. The easiest means to do that is with personalized Baptism favors. … Read entire article »

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