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Sometimes we want to go... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2003
Sometimes we want to go ahead; we want to do it now. Why wait? Why put it off?
Baptism effects a change in... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2003
Baptism effects a change in a person. It is a new birth.
Like these disciples, many of... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 1994
Like these disciples, many of us have no idea that we are to receive the Holy Spirit, and are suspic
One of the youth at... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 1994
One of the youth at the church said to me, "Knock, knock." To this I replied, "Who's there?" "John,"
Since baptism empowered John's disciples... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- 1991
Since baptism empowered John's disciples to speak in tongues and to prophecy, I am reminded of this

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