Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

Declared mercy Scripture Readings Acts 8:26-40 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, when it comes to grace and salvation, there is sometimes this sinful appreciation of the self. Captain George Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, finds in Maria, the governess, his new love.  The two of them sing a song, Something … Continue reading Baptism: Sign and seal of God’s grace in Jesus Christ

What is a sacrament?

Definition In secular world:  Something that binds or brings under obligations In the Bible:  An ordinance instituted by God representing the work of Christ 1.  In Protestant Churches only two Baptism Communion 2.  God instituted sacraments to accompany the Word they have no meaning apart from the message of Jesus Christ visible “pictures” of Christ’s … Continue reading What is a sacrament?