Thoughts: For those of us who were required to memorize Bible verses, Ephesians 4:5 was a winner. “One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” Six words – three of them the same word! It memorized itself.
Did we ponder the profound theology in those terse words? Are you kidding? Bobby Force had already recited 233 verses, and you were six behind. What other short verses did Paul write?
The best writing is often brief and unadorned. We pray to one God. We believe in Christianity. We revere baptism as the “. . . outward and visible sign of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ . . . . “
Discussion: Why does the United Methodist Church accept three different forms of baptism?
Activity: Write a note to someone who was present at your baptism and ask for his/her memories of this sacred ritual.
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