For March 15th, 2017

For March 15th, 2017

First: Read Romans 6

Second: Watch this Video

Third: Join this blog discussion at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 15th!

15 comments (Add your own)

1. Bill Marquette wrote:
Good evening to everyone. Sorry about last week and the repeat video. Also, sorry for the orange glow, I don't know what happened to my lighting in this recording, but we are in Romans 6: 1-14
I hope, once again, as you join the online blog you will let us know you are on with us. Look forward to your comments and observations.

Bill Marquette

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

2. Bill Marquette wrote:
Checking to see if anyone has signed on. What are your thoughts concerning Baptism in our study thus far?

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:32 PM

3. Sandy Littleton wrote:
I liked your comments in the video regarding baptism.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:34 PM

4. Bill Marquette wrote:
Hello Sandy,

Good to have you aboard this evening. What stood out in the reading this week for you?

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:40 PM

5. Sandy Littleton wrote:
If I understood you correctly in the video, baptism is a symbolic act of obedience rather than an act that would literally save you. I liked your comments on "willful" sin as well.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:43 PM

6. Bill Marquette wrote:
Thank you Sandy. Once again I don't have all the answers, but my observations in the Bible compel me to believe exactly what it says. Romans tells us we are saved by Faith, and that it is a free gift.. I Peter 3 tells us we are also saved by Baptism. Baptism is simply a completion of an obedient act Jesus has requested from us. We are also taught that not everyone who says Lord, Lord will enter Heaven, but he that does the will of the Father. Once again Jesus request of us to follow after Him. If we are Christians we will follow after Him. BUT, the actual component that saves us is the free gift from God and we can do nothing to earn that salvation. When we are obedient through baptism and other actions in our life we are not earning our salvation, only striving to follow after Christ, out of love for Him.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:52 PM

7. Bill Marquette wrote:
Also, no Christian will ever be completely complaint with all of Jesus request. But as Christians we are continually forgiven when we fall short.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 6:55 PM

8. Sandy Littleton wrote:
That is a good explanation, but still a difficult concept to convey to people who don't follow baptism by immersion even though is seems clear in these passages.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:03 PM

9. Bill Marquette wrote:
I am in the middle of reading a great book "The Reformation Era" by Harold J. Grimm. It is amazing how many discussions we are still having today that took place in the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th century. All of the great reformers had a way of driving to the points that mattered and were supported by scripture.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:03 PM

10. Bill Marquette wrote:
We need to approach the subject with love and kindness, remembering from Romans the consequences for those who judge and condemn. We need to encourage followers of Christ who have not been baptized to do so, simply to follow after Christ and what He wishes. It is just a part of following Him, by doing what he says.
The judgement belongs to Jesus Christ, not us.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

11. Sandy Littleton wrote:
It's true that the Bible never gets old and every generation needs to study it and understand it. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your dedication to this study.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:10 PM

12. Bill Marquette wrote:
I can't thank you enough for your support of our online class. We always have great discussions and I have learned much from your comments.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:13 PM

13. Bill Marquette wrote:
Are there anyone else who would like to comment this evening?

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:18 PM

14. Bill Marquette wrote:
Excuse me:
Is there anyone else

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:19 PM

15. Bill Marquette wrote:
I will remain online until 7:30 in case there are others who would like to comment. Sandy, if you are still online please feel free to continue with your comments and observations.

Wed, March 15, 2017 @ 7:21 PM

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