Imagine how amazing it must have been for the Israelites in the wilderness to know that the very presence of God lived just on the other side of the curtains of the Tabernacle. God, in all His power and glory, was… right there! But in time, they began to take God’s presence for granted, and their hearts turned away to idols. As a result, they lost His presence! Did you know that God still longs to dwell with us today, but He will not do so if we have any other “gods” before Him. Are we actively cultivating our hearts to be a pure, holy, welcoming place for God’s presence to dwell?
We are many years removed from the days when Christ walked on the earth. When we consider baptism and how it differs from one church to another, are there elements that have changed over the years, or do we understand it similarly to how the early Christians did? In this brief series, we explore the meaning and purpose of baptism.