Posts with the tag “salvation”
The Baptism of the Sinless Son of God
by Patrick Swayne on December 31st, 2022
Mark's Gospel is known for its brevity, so why does it begin its account of the deeds of Jesus with an account of His baptism? And what about His baptism was so significant that God the Father spoke in approval? Let's reflect upon Mark's account of the baptism of the sinless Son of God.
Christmas Gifts and the Gift of Salvation
by Patrick Swayne on December 16th, 2022
Christmas books and movies commonly suggest that we get gifts when we're good and don't when we're bad. Is that really how gifts work? More importantly, is that how the gift of salvation works?
One Thing You Should Know About One Baptism
by Patrick Swayne on December 8th, 2021
Paul lists "one baptism" as an essential element in creating and maintaining the unity of the Christian faith alongside of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It's clearly very important. How would the Ephesians have understood "one baptism," and how should we understand it today?