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Whatever Happened to Communion & Baptism?

There is no greater signal that evangelicals have long forgotten their roots than the disrepair into which the sacraments have fallen in our day. By way of reminder, we should note that the Second Great Awakening began as a Communion retreat. Churches from all over gathered at Cane Ridge, Kentucky, …

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Missionary mandate rooted in baptism, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Day, asked the Church to remember her ‘missionary awareness and commitment’, rooted in the grace of baptism. He emphasized “the importance of renewing the Church’s missionary commitment and giving fresh evangelical impulse to …

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Four new believers brave public baptism

Jordan (MNN) — Four new believers in Jordan just took an unprecedented step of faith: they were baptized. “It was just a beautiful, beautiful ceremony,” shares Samuel of Redemptive Stories. “They each got up and told their stories about how they had come to faith in Christ. We worshipped together …

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Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive

The first time I heard the phrase “the waters that divide” as a way of describing baptism, I didn’t get the joke. It had never occurred to me to think that way. Admittedly, I was christened as a baby and then baptized at age 14, so in some ways, my …

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