Experience Jesus

Yesterday morning I continued to read my Bible as usual. I was reading Mark 7 and it really spoke to me. Jesus explains what makes a person impure. What comes out of the heart of person, that can make that person impure. Besides, I also continued to read 2 Corinthians 3 and there it also talks about the heart. These two combined confirmed the message of Jesus Good News again. Read More

I have mentioned often that baptism is very important. Through baptism we break with our old life. As I wrote in What has Baptism to do with Circumcision?, we bury our old life through baptism and it it no longer part of us. That is why it is so powerful, because through this, we can live free from the bondage of sin. However, this can raise the question: what if someone sins again? Does that person need to get baptized again? Read More

In God’s Guidance to Get Baptized I wrote about how I grew up with the idea that baptism was the sign of the New Covenant. This idea was supported by the teaching that baptism replaced circumcision. Circumcision was the Jewish sign of the covenant between God and the descendants of Abraham. However, there is no reference in the New Testament to baptism as the sign of the New Covenant. Still, there is a relation between baptism and circumcision and it is very strong! Read More

Yesterday I wrote about how important it is to get Born Again. I wrote about that we should repent, get baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit. Although it sounds easy and Peter is very clear about it during Pentecost (see Acts 2,38), for me it was not that easy. Read More