THE STRASBURG CHURCH OF CHRIST
Strasburg, VA

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We invite you to our Sunday morning adult class. The topic, taught by our minister, Pete Stone, is the book of 1 Samuel. On September 2, we will be finishing our discussion on 1 Samuel 10 and continuing into chapters 11 and 12. There are also classes available for all ages. Classes begin at 9:30 AM. See you Sunday morning!
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10:30 AM
In the worship services on September 2, Pete Stone will speak on Acts chapter 19, in a lesson entitled, "Two Years in Ephesus."
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After morning worship
After the Sunday morning services we enjoy our monthly pot luck fellowship meal. Food is provided by our ladies and a gentleman or two. we would love for you to attend our morning services and remain for the meal.
Sunday Afternoon Devotional
After Men's Business Meeting
As Sunday afternoon, September 3, is the first Sunday of the month, we will not have afternoon worship. Instead, we will have a short devotional led by one of the men of the congregation, following the men's business meeting, which follows the fellowship meal. We will continue our discussion of the book of Nehemiah on September 9.
Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Class
7:00 PM
The Wednesday evening class will begin a discussion on the book of Hebrews, led by Walt Tewalt. In chapter 3 and 4 Paul continues his narrative on the superiority of Christ.
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BAPTISM AS TAUGHT BY JESUS

September 2, 2018

L. John Bost
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Introduction

Over the past several months, we have been studying the steps of God's Plan of Salvation. Previously we have considered Faith as Taught in James, Repentance as taught by Paul, and Confession as Taught by Paul. In this article, we will consider, baptism as taught by Jesus Christ.
Most denominations practice some form of baptism. Some practice sprinkling, some pouring, some immersion. Some teach that baptism is necessary for salvation, most do not (See Owlcation.com for a discussion of the method and purpose of baptism as taught and practiced by various religious groups). This article will be devoted to a study of what our Savior, Jesus Christ, teaches about the purpose and method of baptism.

The Introduction of Baptism in the New Testament

We first see baptism mentioned in the New Testament in Matthew 3:6. Here, John, also known as John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1), preaching "in the wilderness" (Matt. 3:1). The people of Judea "were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins" (Matt. 3:6). The Greek word translated, baptized, here, means, "to immerse, submerge; to make overwhelmed (i.e. fully wet)," according to Strong. Thayer defines the word, "to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one's self, bathe; to overwhelm."
The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped' (bapto) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizo) in the vinegar solution.
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