9:15 Prayer
Nov
18
9:15 AM09:15

9:15 Prayer

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All are invited to join the Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:15am!

Location: North Corner Room of the Building (all glass windows)(easy to see when you pull up).

Each week you will find a new Scripture on the whiteboard as the room gathers to seek the Lord and call upon His Name.  We are young and old, men and women and we desire to grow in prayer together. Some of us pray aloud and some pray silently, but it is an encouraging excellent time together.

 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:6

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Galatians Series
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Galatians Series

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Join with Trinity this during this amazing series beginning in Galatians 1:1 and going verse by verse through the book to the end!

This series will walk us through the truth of Scripture relating to how we are saved by Faith Alone! But what does this mean in connection with the Book of James…where are are told that our faith is shown by our “works.”

So join us in the book of James right after Galatians to bring the full impact of truth to our lives for the Glory of God!

  • Get a great introduction to Galatians right here…



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Baby & Child Dedication
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Baby & Child Dedication

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Praying Together
Nov
25
9:15 AM09:15

Praying Together

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All are invited to join the Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:15am!

Location: North Corner Room of the Building (all glass windows)(easy to see when you pull up).

Each week you will find a new Scripture on the whiteboard as the room gathers to seek the Lord and call upon His Name.  We are young and old, men and women and we desire to grow in prayer together. Some of us pray aloud and some pray silently, but it is an encouraging excellent time together.

 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:6

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Galatians Series
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Galatians Series

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Join with Trinity this during this amazing series beginning in Galatians 1:1 and going verse by verse through the book to the end!

This series will walk us through the truth of Scripture relating to how we are saved by Faith Alone! But what does this mean in connection with the Book of James…where are are told that our faith is shown by our “works.”

So join us in the book of James right after Galatians to bring the full impact of truth to our lives for the Glory of God!

  • Get a great introduction to Galatians right here…



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Sunday Prayer
Dec
2
9:15 AM09:15

Sunday Prayer

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All are invited to join the Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:15am!

Location: North Corner Room of the Building (all glass windows)(easy to see when you pull up).

Each week you will find a new Scripture on the whiteboard as the room gathers to seek the Lord and call upon His Name.  We are young and old, men and women and we desire to grow in prayer together. Some of us pray aloud and some pray silently, but it is an encouraging excellent time together.

 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:6

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Galatians Series
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Galatians Series

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Join with Trinity this during this amazing series beginning in Galatians 1:1 and going verse by verse through the book to the end!

This series will walk us through the truth of Scripture relating to how we are saved by Faith Alone! But what does this mean in connection with the Book of James…where are are told that our faith is shown by our “works.”

So join us in the book of James right after Galatians to bring the full impact of truth to our lives for the Glory of God!

  • Get a great introduction to Galatians right here…



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Praying Together
Dec
9
9:15 AM09:15

Praying Together

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All are invited to join the Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:15am!

Location: North Corner Room of the Building (all glass windows)(easy to see when you pull up).

Each week you will find a new Scripture on the whiteboard as the room gathers to seek the Lord and call upon His Name.  We are young and old, men and women and we desire to grow in prayer together. Some of us pray aloud and some pray silently, but it is an encouraging excellent time together.

 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:6

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Galatians Series
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Galatians Series

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Join with Trinity this during this amazing series beginning in Galatians 1:1 and going verse by verse through the book to the end!

This series will walk us through the truth of Scripture relating to how we are saved by Faith Alone! But what does this mean in connection with the Book of James…where are are told that our faith is shown by our “works.”

So join us in the book of James right after Galatians to bring the full impact of truth to our lives for the Glory of God!

  • Get a great introduction to Galatians right here…



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Galatians Series
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Galatians Series

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Join with Trinity this during this amazing series beginning in Galatians 1:1 and going verse by verse through the book to the end!

This series will walk us through the truth of Scripture relating to how we are saved by Faith Alone! But what does this mean in connection with the Book of James…where are are told that our faith is shown by our “works.”

So join us in the book of James right after Galatians to bring the full impact of truth to our lives for the Glory of God!

  • Get a great introduction to Galatians right here…



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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Groups This Week

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Come to a Community Group and grow deeper in Christ.  

What is the Community Group like?  They meet in homes from Merritt Island to Titusville.   Most groups meet on Wednesday nights.  With a heart to dig deeper into the Scriptures,  you will encounter a time of discussion, a time of fellowship and much more.  Our goal is to end by 8:30pm each week as many have work and school.

VISIT THE COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE TO LEARN MORE

Contact Benny Boyd at bboydjr@cfl.rr.com with any questions you may have or for suggestions on a Community Group near you.

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Practical Tools for Reaching the Lost
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Practical Tools for Reaching the Lost

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Casey Green is one of our missionaries here at Trinity and she is home for a season...to our great joy!

We have asked her to share with us some of the PRACTICAL TOOLS she learned up in New York and BETTER EQUIP us as missionaries and ambassadors of Christ in our area.

She will share specific strategies to engage the lost in our community – like how to strategically share the gospel and our own testimonies with our friends, families, co-workers, and strangers.

  • Location: Trinity Lobby

  • Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018

  • 7:00pm-8:30pm

Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your own evangelism skills!

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Ladies Night - Margins For Life!
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ladies Night - Margins For Life!

Ladies Night @ Trinity 7pm

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

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All Ladies are Welcome!

  • Encouraging Message about living overwhelmed or having “Margins For Life”

  • Ladies sharing their gifts (of grace & crafts) with one another.

  • We are all excited about the fall weather! Come enjoy as we embrace the tastes of autumn together with some yummy desserts & beverages! (Cinnamon, Carmel, Fresh Apples, Nutmeg, …..yes!)

  • The ladies of Trinity want to embrace a deepening walk with Christ by keeping His Word and the Gospel of Christ before us in “every season of our lives.”

  • Come Join Us! As we all grow together!

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Operation Christmas Child
Nov
4
12:00 AM00:00

Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available soon.  Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are discipled through a bible study course.  See the connect desk to pick up boxes and learn more.

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Growing in Grace Dinner
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Growing in Grace Dinner

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Growing in Grace Ministry

 NOVEMBER 2 DETAILS…

Mission Statement:  To pursue inexpressible joy in Jesus through growing in His word, fellowship, serving and witnessing.

Definition:  This ministry is for ages 55+ who desire to grow in Christ, fellowship, and serve together (you don’t have to be 55+ to attend).  This is a group who has a passion to use their gifts, abilities, time and resources to make an impact for Christ in the church and community as they press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14). 

Contact: Alex Bowman 321 298 4395

  • NOVEMBER 2ND (FRIDAY), 2018 Please join us at the MILLIKEN’S HOME

  • 6PM POTLUCK [Milliken’s will provide meat & drinks]

  • Location: Milliken’s home 2185 N Singleton Ave (Mims section North of Parrish Rd, South of SR46 & Parker St )

  • Contact Joe: text 321 480-4548 [email joemilliken@att.net]

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Operation Christmas Child
Oct
21
12:00 AM00:00

Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available soon.  Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are discipled through a bible study course.  See the connect desk to pick up boxes and learn more.

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Groups This Week
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Groups This Week

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Come to a Community Group and grow deeper in Christ.  

What is the Community Group like?  They meet in homes from Merritt Island to Titusville.   Most groups meet on Wednesday nights.  With a heart to dig deeper into the Scriptures,  you will encounter a time of discussion, a time of fellowship and much more.  Our goal is to end by 8:30pm each week as many have work and school.

VISIT THE COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE TO LEARN MORE

Contact Benny Boyd at bboydjr@cfl.rr.com with any questions you may have or for suggestions on a Community Group near you.

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Praying Together
Sep
30
9:15 AM09:15

Praying Together

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All are invited to join the Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:15am!

Location: North Corner Room of the Building (all glass windows)(easy to see when you pull up).

Each week you will find a new Scripture on the whiteboard as the room gathers to seek the Lord and call upon His Name.  We are young and old, men and women and we desire to grow in prayer together. Some of us pray aloud and some pray silently, but it is an encouraging excellent time together.

 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:6

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Community Groups This Week
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Community Groups This Week

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Come to a Community Group and grow deeper in Christ.  

What is the Community Group like?  They meet in homes from Merritt Island to Titusville.   Most groups meet on Wednesday nights.  With a heart to dig deeper into the Scriptures,  you will encounter a time of discussion, a time of fellowship and much more.  Our goal is to end by 8:30pm each week as many have work and school.

VISIT THE COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE TO LEARN MORE

Contact Benny Boyd at bboydjr@cfl.rr.com with any questions you may have or for suggestions on a Community Group near you.

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Men's Breakfast
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

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Join the men of Trinity for a morning filled with great food & great challenge. Each time the men gather they are impacted & strengthened in God's Word and the fellowship of genuine friends walking this road together.

We hope you can come!

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Groups This Week
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Groups This Week

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Come to a Community Group and grow deeper in Christ.  

What is the Community Group like?  They meet in homes from Merritt Island to Titusville.   Most groups meet on Wednesday nights.  With a heart to dig deeper into the Scriptures,  you will encounter a time of discussion, a time of fellowship and much more.  Our goal is to end by 8:30pm each week as many have work and school.

VISIT THE COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE TO LEARN MORE

Contact Benny Boyd at bboydjr@cfl.rr.com with any questions you may have or for suggestions on a Community Group near you.

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Connection Lunch
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Connection Lunch

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

We would love to meet you, be available to answer any questions you have about Trinity, share a bit with you about the church and enjoy a meal together! 

SIGN UP HERE

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Water Baptism
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Water Baptism

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Would you like to be Baptized?

Trinity will be having baptism's on         June 24th, 2018. 

Please sign up at the Connect Desk or right here.

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What Is Baptism, and How Important Is It?

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Today we focus on the meaning and importance of baptism. The note I want to strike immediately—the tone and the truth that I want to set first and foremost—is that baptism gets its meaning and its importance from the death of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in our place and for our sins, and from his triumph over death in the resurrection that guarantees our new and everlasting life. Baptism has meaning and importance only because the death and resurrection of Jesus are infinitely important for our rescue from the wrath of God and our everlasting joy in his glorious presence. That’s the note that must be struck first.

We are not mainly talking about religious ritual here. We are not mainly talking about church tradition here. We are mainly talking about Jesus Christ and his magnificent work of salvation in dying for our sins and rising for our justification. Talking about baptism means talking about how Jesus taught us to express our faith in Jesus and his great salvation. So don’t have small thoughts as we begin. Have large thoughts. Great thoughts about great reality—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, crucified to bear the sins of millions and raised to give them everlasting life in the new heavens and the new earth.

What We Believe About Baptism

To answer the question "What is Baptism and How Important is It," let’s look at the biblical foundations for baptism.

1. Baptism Is an Ordinance of the Lord

First, “We believe that baptism is an ordinance of the Lord . . .” What we mean by this is that the Lord Jesus commanded it—he ordained it—in a way that would make it an ongoing practice of the church. We find this most explicitly in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

“Make disciples” is the main verb: “Having gone, make disciples of all nations.” The defining participles are “baptizing them” and “teaching” them. So the church is commanded to do this for all disciples. Making disciples of all nations includes baptizing them.

And the time frame is defined by the promise of Christ’s help in verse 20: “And behold,  I am with you always, to  the end of the age.” The promise of help is for as long as this age lasts. So the command he promises to help us with is as long as this age lasts. 
So baptism is a command, and ordinance, of the Lord Jesus to be performed in making disciples until Christ returns at the end of the age.

2. Baptism Expresses Union with Christ

Second, baptism “expresses union with Christ in His death and resurrection.” The clearest teaching on this is Romans 6:3-4.

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by  the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

In the wider context of Romans, I think it would be a mistake to say that water-baptism is the means of our being united to Christ. In Romans, faith is the means by which we are united to Christ and justified. But we show this faith—we say this faith and signify this faith and symbolize this faith—with the act of baptism. Faith unites to Christ; baptism symbolizes the union.

An analogy would be saying, “With this ring I thee wed.” When we say that we don’t mean that the ring or the putting of the ring on the finger is what makes us married. No, it shows the covenant and symbolizes the covenant, but the covenant-making vows make the marriage. So it is with faith and baptism.

So similarly Paul is saying, “With this baptism you are united to Christ.” And the point we are focusing on here is that we are united to him in his death and burial and resurrection. “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” So the imagery of baptism is death, burial, and resurrection. Christ was buried and raised to new life.

In baptism, by faith, we are united with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism dramatically portrays what happened spiritually when you received Christ: Your old self of unbelief and rebellion and idolatry died, and a new you of faith and submission and treasuring Christ came into being. That’s what you confess to the world and to heaven when you are baptized.

3. Baptism Is Immersion in Water

Third, we believe this expression of union with Christ in death and resurrection happens “by being immersed in water.” The clearest evidence for this are the words of Romans 6:3-4 which describe the act of baptism as burial and rising from the dead. This is most naturally understood to mean that you are buried under water and then come out of from the water to signify rising from the grave.

The word baptism in Greek means dip or immerse. And most scholars agree that this is the way the early church practiced baptism. Only much later does the practice of sprinkling or pouring emerge, as far as we can tell from the evidence.

There are a few other pointers to immersion besides the meaning of the word and the imagery of death and burial. In Acts 8:37-38, the Ethiopian eunuch comes to faith while riding with Philip in his chariot and says, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” Philip agrees and it says, “He commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.”

That they “went down into the water” makes most sense if they were going down to immerse him, not to sprinkle him. Similarly it says in John 3:23, “John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there.” You don’t need plentiful water if you are simply sprinkling. You just need a jar.

So there is really very little dispute that this was the way the early church baptized. They did it by immersing the new believer in water to signify his burial and resurrection with Jesus.

4. Baptism Is in the Trinitarian Name

Fourth, baptism means doing this immersing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That’s what Jesus said in Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” This means that not just any immersing is baptism. There is a holy appeal to God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit to be present in this act and make it true and real in what it says about their work in redemption. There is no salvation without the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When we call on their name, we depend upon them and honor them and say that this act is because of them and by them and for them.

5. Baptism Is for Believers Only

Fifth, baptism is an expression of faith and therefore only for believers. The key sentence in the Bethlehem Elder Affirmation says, “We believe that baptism is an ordinance of the Lord by which those who have repented and come to faith express their union with Christ in His death and resurrection.” So our understanding of the New Testament is that the meaning of baptism includes the fact that it is an expression of the faith of the one being baptized. It is not something that an unbeliever can do. It is not something than an infant can do. That is why we don’t baptize infants.

There are several passages that have had the greatest influence on me over the years in persuading me of the Baptist view. One of the most important is Colossians 2:11-12.

In him [Christ] also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ [so Paul speaks of circumcision in “made-without-hands” terms. Circumcision today has meaning for the Christian, not as a physical act, but as a spiritual act of Christ in which he cuts away the old sinful body and makes us new. It is virtually synonymous with the new birth. Then he speaks of baptism], having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

So the image of spiritual circumcision is closely connected with the image of baptism: “You were circumcised . . . having been baptized . . .” The old “body of flesh” was cut away in conversion; you died and rose again in baptism.

The Argument for Infant Baptism

It’s probably right, therefore, to say that baptism has replaced circumcision as the mark of being part of the people of God. In the Old Testament men were circumcised to signify membership in the old-covenant people of God, and in the New Testament men and women are baptized to signify membership in the new-covenant people of God.

That has led many Christians to assume that, since circumcision was given to the male children of the people of the old covenant, therefore baptism should be given to the male and female children of the people of the new covenant. That’s the gist of the argument.

Why It Does Not Work

But textually and covenantally, it doesn’t work. Look carefully at Colossians 2:12: “. . . having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith . . .” The words through faith are all important on this issue. Paul says that when you come up out of the water signifying being raised with Christ this is happening through faith. Verse 12: “. . . in which [baptism] you were also raised with him through faith.”

Baptism as a drama of death and resurrection with Christ gets its meaning from the faith that it expresses. In baptism you are “raised with him through faith.”

Through Faith!

Paul shows the same way of thinking about baptism and faith in Galatians 3:26-27: “In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” We become sons of God through faith and no other way. Then he says, “for”—connecting this way of becoming sons of God with baptism—“for as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

That explanation with the word for only makes sense if baptism is understood as an acting out of faith. “In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Or to turn it around: Since you were baptized into Christ, therefore we know that in Christ you are all sons of God through faith. Why? Because that is what baptism means: You were baptized into Christ by faith. Baptism without faith was inconceivable to Paul.

So baptism is important.

  • It was uncompromisingly commanded by the Lord Jesus. 
  • It was universally administered to Christians entering the early church. 
  • It was uniquely connected to conversion as an unrepeatable expression of saving faith.

 

This is an excerpt from John Piper's sermon.

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