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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 Second Edition


    Answers to the most important questions about Christian baptism.

    Baptism is a step of obedience for every believer, but behind this simple act lies a rich tapestry of Christian belief and teaching. In the second edition of this short volume, Larry Dyer responds to the most common questions Christians have about baptism in nontechnical language, making it ideal for personal or small-group study. He explains what baptism is, what it means, why it is necessary, and what the mode of baptism should be. He also addresses whether infant baptism should be practiced, and whether baptism contributes to a believer’s salvation. He ends the book with practical advice for how to prepare for and enjoy one’s experience of 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


    An Oikos Books Title

    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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  • Forgetten Baptism : Your Leadership Path To Fulfilling Your Vision


    Water Baptism, Spirit-Baptism or Something More?

    Did you know there is another, more ancient baptism that God has for you? It’s a baptism of vision and provision, of alignment and allegiance, it’s a baptism of blessing.

    This forgotten baptism is referred to as the Baptism of Moses. The Baptism of Moses was not just a foreshadowing of the Baptism that Christ commanded. The Baptism of Moses is clearly taught both in the Old and New Testaments. It is a baptism into God’s provision and abundance. Today, this life-changing baptism is forgotten in the Church. Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer and Dr. James O. Davis believe it is the missing link between coming out from the plagued past to possessing all of the promises Christ has for His servants.

    In The Forgotten Baptism, you will come to understand a deeper measure of God’s call on your life and how to mobilize your fellow-servants into a greater, God-vision than you have ever imagined. This forgotten baptism is a baptism into servanthood and leadership – a servanthood that leads to greater vision, alignment and intimacy with God.

    It’s time to come out of your wanderings in the wilderness, to possessing your possessions! It is time to embark on your greatest God-given journey yet and to embrace this powerful, ancient baptism that will motivate you going forward and to mobilize all those whom Christ has placed around you!

    From the beginning of time, visionary leaders have made their definable mark on mankind. There are those who have moved the masses, while others have mobilized the marketplace. Whether these leaders have served in the secular spheres of society or in the sacred arenas of the church, there are undeniable truths that bring them through the tough times and ultimately to fulfillment of their dreams. Only the visionary leader truly knows the pain, the price, and the pleasure of dreams becoming destinies.

    An Ancient Truth Revealed to a Modern Generation!

    This message is not about ceremony. It’s not about ritual. It’s about unwrapping the gifts, the blessings your heavenly Father has stored up for you!

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  • Martin Luther On Holy Baptism


    In the United States of America, where Baptist theology is the default for Christianity, Martin Luther’s teaching on Baptism stands out. His views of Baptism, which assert that baptism imparts and guarantees salvation, even in infants, seem radical in today’s context. But this perspective places all the work of salvation in Christ, not in humans.

    This work compiles Luther’s preaching on Baptism in Wittenberg from 1525 to 1539. Half of the volume is newly translated for the first time in this book. A new introduction and study notes, and the omission of technical footnotes, set this edition apart.

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  • Baptism Of Your Child


    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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  • 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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  • Holy Baptism Service Card


    Church House Publishing

    The Additional Baptism Texts in Accessible Language aim to meet the spiritual needs of those who seek baptism for either themselves or their children, but who may not understand the church’s traditional ‘language’ on the subject. This service card presents the full Holy Baptism service using these additional texts.

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  • Paul On Baptism


    Drawing on recent scholarship on the Pauline tradition within early Christianity, this book examines Paul’s theology of baptism and highlights its practical application in ministry today. It considers what the rite represented and effected, in the light of the social and cultural milieu in which his letters were written, and of his strategies for mission and the formation and nurture of new Christian communities.

    The need to integrate recent scholarship with contemporary pastoral issues, and to do so in a theologically reflective way, is acute. Using a wide range of social scientific approaches to the ancient world and Christian origins, including identity, religious conversion, and ritual, the book explores the implications of this reconstruction for contemporary issues of baptismal practice, pastoral care and mission, aiming to bring the insights of specialists to those working on the frontline of pastoral practice

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  • Baptism Through The Centuries


    Many tribes and races practice some kind of initiatory rites. Admission into the tribe, consecration to the priesthood, or attainment of adulthood may be the occasion for such ceremonies.

    So begins this fascinating look at the history of baptism. Throughout the history of the Christian faith, baptism has been viewed as significant. But considerable debate has taken place regarding the actual details: who should be baptized, what the ritual means, and the process of the baptism itself.

    Chapters cover non-Christian tribal rituals, baptism in the early church, infant baptism, and sprinkling and pouring versus immersion. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in church history and the gradual progression of its practices and teachings.

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  • Preparing For Baptism In The Episcopal Church


    SKU (ISBN): 9780819231710Anne KitchBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Publisher: Church Publishing Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Preparing For Baptism In The Episcopal Church 25 Pack


    SKU (UPC): 0846863021895Anne KitchBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2015Publisher: Church Publishing Inc.

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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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  • Bautismo De Su Bebe


    El bautismo de tu bebe representa un momento de inmensa felicidad. No por nada hacemos fiesta e invitamos a nuestros seres queridos para que se unan a la celebracion. Pero, que es lo que celebramos?, pues celebramos -y experimentamos- el gran amor que Dios tiene por el y por todas las demas personas que participan de este sacramento. Este dia contiene un profundo significado de vida, mas aun, de vida nueva capaz de hacer que todos podamos volver a nacer. Se trata de un dia de nuevos comienzos, no solo para el bautizado, sino para todos nosotros. Esa es la razon por la que hicimos este pequeno manual: ayudarte a ti-mama, papa, madrina y/o padrino, a comprender mas a fondo este maravilloso sacramento. Asi es, nuestro principal proposito es que, conforme participas en el bautismo de este bebe !experimentes, por gracia de Dios, la renovacion de tu propio bautismo!

    Baptism is the beginning of your child’s life of faith. As parents and primary educators, you have the privilege and duty of carrying this new son or daughter of God into Christ’s family and bride, the Church. This faith-formation manual will prepare you for your baby’s special day, as well as remind you of your own baptismal promises and calling. With the priest or deacon, godparents, parish, friends, and family, your baby’s baptism will be a celebration and sign of lifelong love and grace.

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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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  • Bautismo (Student/Study Guide)


    Si hay desacuerdo entre estudiantes de la Biblia sobre el bautismo, sera porque la Biblia diga muy poco sobre el tema, o porque no sea muy claro sobre el tema? Dr. Jack Cottrell revela otra cosa. La confusion se disipa con estudiar la Biblia con la mente dispuesta a recibirla de la misma manera que los primeros lectores. Las cosas sencillas y claras entran en aguas turbias cuando uno tiene compromiso anterior al estudio con un sistema teologico. Usted vera que no es la Biblia que complica el tema del bautismo. Dr. Cottrell da 13 lecciones sobre 12 Escrituras claves y cada leccion tiene preguntas para enriquecer el estudio o en privado o en grupo.

    If there is disagreement among Bible students about baptism, is it because the Bible says so little about it, or because it is unclear in what it does say? Dr. Jack Cottrell shows a different reason. The confusion goes away when the Bible student receives the Bible as the original readers did. Simple and clear ideas enter into murky waters when there is a prior commitment to a theological system. Maybe you know someone who is mixed up about baptism because of being taught about it by people who read the theologians before they read the Bible. If you have a Spanish speaking friend in this situation, buy them this book. Dr. Cottrell teaches 13 lessons on 12 key scriptures, each with discussion questions. This book is good for private or group study.

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  • Baptism : The Believers Wedding Ceremony (Revised)


    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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  • Bautismo Por Que Esperar


    Bautismo por que esperar? Respuesta de fe en la conversion

    Es el bautismo cristiano un simbolo o sacramento? Que preparacion necesita un convertido antes del bautismo? Que enseo la iglesia primitiva acerca de ello? Que debe decir acerca del bautismo en la iglesia de usted?

    Baptism Why Wait? Faith’s Response in Conversion

    Is Christian baptism a symbol or a sacrament? What preparation does a convert need before baptism? What did the early church teach about it? What should you say about baptism in your church?

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  • Bautismo Folleto


    B&H Publishing Group ha obtenido licencia de Rose Publishing sobre otro popular cuadernillo, facil de usar y compartir, y lo ha traducido al espanol. Tiene 14 paginas a todo color tiene abundantes ilustraciones, incluye un titulo facil de entender sobre el contenido y sirve como herramienta de referencia practica para uso personal o en el campo misionero. Tambien hay disponibles docenas de otros cuadernillos de esta coleccion, los cuales cubren una amplia variedad de temas.

    B&H Publishing Group has licensed another easy-to-use and share best-selling booklet from Rose Publishing, translating it into Spanish. Each 14-page, full-color booklet is richly illustrated, carries a self-explanatory title regarding the content, and serves as an always-ready reference tool for personal use or on the mission field. Dozens of other Themes of Faith booklets are also available covering a broad range of issues.

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  • Baptism : An Important Step In Your Life With Christ


    How should you be baptized-submersion, sprinkling, pouring? Does it matter? What about baptizing babies? What does baptism say about their relationship with God and their salvation? What is baptism all about anyway, and why should we be baptized?

    These questions and more are expertly answered in Baptism. Written from a Wesleyan perspective, this book explores the meaning and practice of this Christian sacrament. From baptism’s scriptural origins to its place in the lives of today’s believers, this informative book examines baptism from several perspectives, including pilgrimage, transformation, celebration, and responsibility. These images and others, bolstered with real-life examples and illustrations, are looked at one at a time in the pages of this helpful book.

    Dr. Jim Spruce, a seasoned pastor and church leader, has designed a baptismal guide that combines insight and clarity in a resource that is both concise and accessible.

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  • Common Worship Rites On The Way


    Church House Publishing

    A series of services designed to enable communities to support and encourage young people and adults who are formally exploring the Christian faith and preparing for baptism.

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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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  • My Baptism Book


    My Baptism Book aims to help children understand one of the most important days of a child’s life. It is a beautiful personal reminder of this special day and one that a child can return to again and again. It can be used by adults and children together, or in more formal baptism preparation and includes a number of inspiring ideas on ways to use the material creatively. This is an ideal gift for children aged 3+.

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  • Infant Baptism : In 19th Century Lutheranism


    Investigates the effects of rationalism and other influences, especially the teachings of Erlangen theologians in the 19th century, on modern views of Baptism. Focuses on questions about infant faith (fides infantium) and the Reformation principle of sola fide.

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  • Focus On Baptism


    SKU (ISBN): 9780946351572Ritchie PublicationsBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Focus On # 3Publisher: John Ritchie LTD

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  • Flowing Water Uncommon Birth


    Explore a rich, ancient, multifaceted, deeply Christian baptismal practice and theology. This book invites us to ask important questions about the central mystery of Holy Baptism and the fullness of the baptized life.

    The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship issues through studies by pastors, musicians, and lay people from throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Features include:

    Informal and insightful writing for all readers
    Study questions at the end of every chapter
    Examines vital issues in weekly worship
    Helps leaders and congregants understand and experience worship more richly

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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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  • Catholic Childs Baptismal Bible


    Each gift edition is gift boxed and features a padded cover, gold edges, certificate pages, and personal and family history pages.

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  • Celebren El Bautismo De Sus Hi


    Como los primeros maestros en la fe de su hijo o hija, son las personas que hacen las promesas de su parte; son las personas que reciben las oraciones para que cumplan sus tareas como padres con gozo y con fidelidad.

    Si, el Bautismo es un gran momento en la vida de su familia, pero no se trata solamente de su hijo o hija.

    Si, el Bautismo es el sacramento que abre la puerta de la fe a tu nio o nia, pero tambien puede abrir la puerta de la fe para ustedes.

    Si, estan prometiendo criar a su hijo como catolico fiel, pero tambien estan prometiendo que ustedes seran catolicos fieles.

    Aqui encontraran todo el apoyo que necesitan para renovar su comprension del sacramento de Bautismo, para renovar su compromiso a la Misa dominical, y para renovar su practica de la oracion diaria como familia. Este librito les guiara y animara para que sean los mejores padres posibles y los mejores modelos de fe para su bebe.

    Celebren el bautismo de sus hijos es una guia sencilla para los padres que piden el bautismo de sus hijos. Es un manual basico para llevar a casa, para el estudio y la reflexion. Incluye una vision general del sacramento, preguntas planteadas con frecuencia, y una coleccion de oraciones familiares. El Imprimatur es de la Diocesis de Norwich, CT.

    Deborah McCann es la Asociada Pastoral de la Iglesia Maria Estrella del Mar en Nueva London, Conecticut, donde trabaja extensivamente en el area de la preparacion sacramental.

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  • Rite Of Baptism For Children


    Updated Bilingual Edition provides Spanish-English facing pages of the Rite to assist ministers who are not familiar with Spanish or for whom Spanish is a second language. This pastoral and functional volume is printed in red and black; has large, easy-to-read type; avoids unnecessary page-turning, and is smyth sewn with stained edges and a ribbon marker.

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  • Baptism In The Holy Spirit (Anniversary)


    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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  • From The Beginning To Baptism


    In From the Beginning to Baptism, Linda Gibler takes readers on a journey-from the depths of space and the beginning of time through sacred Scripture and church history-to discover the origins and creative power of water, oil, and fire. She traces the lives of those elemental entities through their cosmic history, to the point at which they are poured over the head and light the way of one being baptized. These elemental sources of all life are the substances through which new life in Christ begins in the sacrament of baptism. The journey through space and time, through the birth of the Universe and of life, and Gibler’s reflections on this drama, help readers to enter into the cosmocentric spirituality at the heart of all things. No one who reads this book will ever again look at a drop of water, an olive, or a candle with the same eyes.

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  • Down In The River To Pray (Revised)


    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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  • Rite Of Baptism Of Children


    This second edition of the Rite of Baptism of Children contains the necessary texts for celebrating the sacrament in various situations plus additional resources for the liturgy. Each of the five forms of the rite includes the rite of reception, Liturgy of the Word, celebration of Baptism, comlementary rites, and concluding rite. Use chapter seven as a resource for planning the liturgy with its options for Scripture readings, prayer formulas, acclamations, and blessings. Includes two ribbons.

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  • Passage Into Discipleship


    Passage Into Discipleship is designed to help older children and youth more faithfully prepare for the act of baptism by teaching what it means to walk a Christian journey.

    This book incorporates four different learning models that stimulate young people in being excited about becoming followers of Jesus. Learning models include classroom instruction, community and communal hands-on experiences, mentors that guide youth throughout the process, and a day-long retreat that concludes the curriculum.

    Topics discussed in the book include confession, contrition, covenant, community, and connection, which are each coupled with key scripture texts. Each topic covered connects church theological concepts with daily life application.

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  • Baptism : Three Views


    In Baptism: Three Views, editor David F. Wright has provided a forum for thoughtful proponents of three principal evangelical views on baptism to state their case, respond to the others, and then provide a summary response and statement. Sinclair Ferguson sets out the case for infant baptism, Bruce Ware presents the case for believers’ baptism, and Anthony Lane argues for a mixed practice.

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  • Being Baptist 10 Pack


    Introduce new church members to the Baptist family with this practical and bilingual small-group resource. Weekly lessons focus on the faith distinctives of Scripture, liberty of conscience, the priesthood of believers, autonomy of the local church, missions and evangelism, and the ordinances of communion and baptism. Perfect for Sunday school or new-member classes and designed for use with adults and teenagers.

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  • Being Baptist 5 Pack


    Introduce new church members to the Baptist family with this practical and bilingual small-group resource. Weekly lessons focus on the faith distinctives of Scripture, liberty of conscience, the priesthood of believers, autonomy of the local church, missions and evangelism, and the ordinances of communion and baptism. Perfect for Sunday school or new-member classes and designed for use with adults and teenagers.

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  • Being Baptist : Lessons For New Members


    Introduce new church members to the Baptist family with this practical and bilingual small-group resource. Weekly lessons focus on the faith distinctives of Scripture, liberty of conscience, the priesthood of believers, autonomy of the local church, missions and evangelism, and the ordinances of communion and baptism. Perfect for Sunday school or new-member classes and designed for use with adults and teenagers.

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  • Baptism Ahead : A Road Map For Young Disciples


    Integrating contemporary narrative, biblical lessons, and student-friendly talking points, this innovative volume leads older children through baptismal preparation and a basic orientation to Christian discipleship and membership in the local church. The author identifies key aspects of the Christian life with familiar road signs and compares the discipleship journey with a road under construction. The book’s content is complemented by online features, including a message board where students and teachers can post lessons learned and best practices. Ages 8 12.

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  • Seeking Life : The Baptismal Invitation Of The Rule Of Saint Benedict


    In Seeking Life: Benedictine Wisdom for the Baptized, renowned author Esther de Waal returns to the Rule of Saint Benedict-the inspiration for Seeking God, her classic book published twenty-five years ago. Here, she focuses on the prologue to the Rule and shows how it contains the clues we need to both understand and live by the vows made at our baptism. Baptism is so fundamental to our Christian identity that many congregations renew their baptismal promises each year on Easter. Yet how well do we understand the spirit and depth of those vows? How much do they shape our daily lives? Parts of the Rule of Saint Benedict are believed to be based on addresses given to those about to be-or who had recently been-baptized; they are a practical guide to choosing the road that leads to life. With her characteristic insight and wisdom, Esther de Waal draws out enduring spiritual teaching on how to live when reborn of water and the spirit.

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  • No Greater Jewel


    Luther writes in his Large Catechism: No greater jewel, therefore, can adorn our body and soul than baptism, for through it we become completely holy and blessed, which no other kind of life and no work on earth can acquire.

    Of all Christian rituals, baptism, in its historical, theological and spiritual importance, warrants constant re-examination and careful dusting in an effort to polish and present the jewel passed on to us. In No Greater Jewel Luther’s teaching of baptism is unfolded in light of specific issues arising around Lutheran practices and understanding of baptism today. The wisdom of Luther’s words offers helpful perspectives for spiritual living and impetus for living with hope and ethical integrity in this world-inspired by the kind of love Jesus preached and demonstrated in his life.

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  • Baptism : A Users Guide


    To see baptism as merely a ceremony greatly limits the meanings of Christian baptism, says Martin Marty, in this practical and inspirational new look at baptism. Martin Luther recommended that believers should begin and end their day reminding themselves of their baptism and then go to work joyfully or to sleep cheerfully.
    Baptism, says Marty, is at the heart of the everyday, life-long spiritual journey as he explores such questions as:
    How did early Christians understand and practice baptism?
    What difference does baptism make in our daily life?
    How does baptism manifest itself in our relationships, our choices, our faith?

    With great insight and wisdom Marty brings us both the history of baptism and a useful guide to its application for everyday life. The book includes questions for reflection and discussion.

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  • BiCs Baptism : Baby In Christ BiC Adventure


    Every time BiC (Babe in Christ) thinks about baptism, his tummy tickles just like he is on a roller coaster. Can Disciple Dan, Mr. Owl, and Pastor Windy help BiC learn what baptism means? Can BiC learn to trust God with his fears?

    Baptism is presented from a mainline evangelical point of view and is shown by immersion. BiC’s baptism does not depict infant baptism. The character BiC is shown as a baby to symbolize the fact that he is a baby in Christ.

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  • Baptism Of Disciples Alone (Expanded)


    Fred Malone has written one of the most important books on baptism to appear in at least the last two hundred years-and every thoughtful Christian will find The Baptism of Disciples Alone to be an essential guide to thinking through the debate between what Dr. Malone rightly identifies as the paedobaptists and the credobaptists. The Lord Jesus Christ set baptism at the center of Christian worship and as the defining mark of Christian identity. Dr. Malone is a scholar and pastor who argues with biblical passion and instructs by personal testimony. He presents his case with the skill of an attorney, the conviction of a theologian, and the care of a faithful pastor-and he is right! We are all in his debt.

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  • Biblical Critique Of Infant Baptism


    This book looks at the various arguments for infant baptism and critiques them through the use of biblical exegesis. Though gracious in its tone, it does come to the conclusion that infant baptism is not found in the Scriptures. It provides an excellent defense of believer’s baptism. It is clear, precise and well documented.

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  • Experiencing Baptism And Communion


    True meaning is found in knowing the heart of God and living in a way that honors him. Jesus modeled this perfect, passionate life while he walked the eart, and he promised to guide us in doing the same.

    The D Series offers an intentional, practical pathway for those seeking to live as Jesus lived. You will be challenged by solid biblical teaching, woven into the framework of group learning.

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  • God Makes Me His Child In Baptism (Revised)


    It is through the washing and renewal of water and Word in Baptism that we are forgiven and faith is created. Now this popular book returns to teach young children the concept of infant Baptism.

    Through simple language and child-friendly illustrations, this practical and time-tested book captures a young child’s attention as it explains the rite and purpose of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

    Children learn what happens during a Baptism through the words of the liturgy. They also find what Baptism means in daily life. Children discover that although they are sinners, they are also saints, mde righteous through the work of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

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  • To Live In Christ Baptism


    A comprehensive lay spirituality formation program for those who are seeking a deeper, more meaningful spiritual relationship with Christ. Participants are invited to open their minds, share thoughts and opinions, review gospel passages, and apply the Way, the Truth, and the Life in their cultural relationships.

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  • From Exorcism To Ecstasy


    Surveying the views on baptism of eight of history’s most influential theologians, explains the development and bases for the variety of interpretation and practice of this holy sacrament throughout modern Christianity.

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  • Understanding Four Views On Baptism


    Christians have long differed with one another on both the meaning and the practice of water baptism. Using the classic Counterpoints forum of presentation-critique-response, this insightful book explores four prominent views of baptism held by different branches of Protestantism: Baptist, Christian Church/Church of Christ, Lutheran, and Reformed.

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  • My Baptism Book


    This delightful keepsake may be the gift-of-choice for children baptized this Easter, and for kids on the occasion of First Communion, as a profound but simple way to remind them of the meaning of Baptism.

    My Baptism Book includes prayers that are easy to commit to memory and to say at bedtime, along with very simply expressed statements of Christian belief that are appropriate for the youngest of children.

    The message of My Baptism Book is one of God’s eternal love and care. For ages 0-8.

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  • Baptism And Fullness


    The Holy Spirit continues to be at work around the world, as numerous renewal movements attest. Yet much confusion and controversy remain regarding the Holy Spirit’s activity. In this classic study, John Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise, the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He offers particular guidance on the nature of the baptism of the Spirit and whether certain spiritual gifts and experiences should be normative for all Christians. Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life.

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  • Taking The Plunge


    You’ve chosen the godparents, dressed the baby in yards of white, and headed to church for the christening. Now what? What does the sacrament of baptism mean in your child’s life – and yours? In Taking the Plunge, parents explore how the Baptismal Covenant helps to shape the experience of raising children. What are you promising when you baptize your child? Why are please and thank you theological words, not simply polite things to say? Anne Kitch writes with a light touch and includes plenty of real-life stories.

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  • Promise Of Baptism


    The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson carefully explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into brief, tightly focused chapters each of which centers on a key question and introducing and defining key terms in the course of the discussion, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, as well as for students or laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church’s life.

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