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July 23

July 23

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July 23 HC #73 – I Peter 3:18-22 So if baptism does not save you then why would the Scripture speak of such things as the washing of regeneration?  Why use language that strong about Baptism if it is only the blood of Christ that saves? Well Peter in I Peter 3:21 is one of […]

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July 22

July 22

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July 22 HC #72 – 1 John 1:5-10 This is wonderful and beautiful portion of Scripture.  I encourage everyone to memorize verse 9.  It is a verse you can turn to over and over for comfort.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us […]

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July 21

July 21

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July 21 HC #72 – Genesis 17:22-27; 21:8-14 The objection might could be raised about baptism that the Bible occasionally speaks of Baptism with phrases like the washing of regeneration, thus, could we not say we are regenerated when we are baptized outwardly with water?  The answer is a resounding NO. Genesis 17:22-27 is often […]

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July 20

July 20

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July 20 HC #71 – Leviticus 14:1-9 Cleanness has always been associated with washing with water.  Taking a bath is not really a new invention.  When you are dirty, you wash it off.  When you are smelly, you wash.  It is what we do. The linking of this outward washing with water to a deeper […]

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July 19

July 19

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uly 19 HC #71 – Acts 22:12-16 These few verses are the end of the story of Saul’s conversion to Christianity and eventually changing his name to Paul, as told by Paul to his listeners in Jerusalem.  It is what Ananias says to Paul that we want to focus upon today. Ananias knew of Paul’s […]

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July 18

July 18

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July 18 HC #71 – Titus 3:1-7 We need to know where God links baptism to this washing and cleansing of our souls.  One such place, which the Catechism quotes is Titus 3:5 where it is called by the title “washing of regeneration”. Paul is reminding the people to submit and behave, and launches into […]

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July 17

July 17

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July 17 HC#70 – Ezekiel 37:15-28 (esp. 23) Ezekiel is a prophet of God who was living in a foreign land. The temple had been destroyed. The people removed from the Promised Land. He was often called to do prophetic actions. Here he was called to join to sticks and speak of the future unification […]

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July 16

July 16

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July 16 HC#70 – Zechariah 13:1 Being washed in the blood of Christ is how we are cleansed from our sins.  It is the only way.  Once we see the beauty of being washed by Jesus Christ, we can see the picture of this washing everywhere in the Bible. Zechariah 13:1 is just one example […]

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July 15

July 15

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  July 15 HC #70 – I Corinthians 6:9-11 Paul starts with a stern reminder that those who do not believe in Christ are still in their sins.  They are still idolaters, adulterers, greedy, and more, and such will not inherit the kingdom of God.  This is a fact we cannot forget. But I want […]

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July 14

July 14

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July 14 HC #69 – Romans 6:1-4 Baptism is joined with the promise of salvation in Jesus Christ.  Yesterday it was mentioned to make sure you understand this promise and the meaning of baptism.  Romans 6:1-4 is a great place to start. Paul is teaching us here that baptism into Jesus Christ (notice not merely […]

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