Worship Order

Covenant Renewal Worship Lord’s Day 30 23 July 2017 Season after Pentecost: Ordinary Time                                       Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 9am    +     Worship/Culto de Adoración – 10am Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church Welcome, Scripture Reading, and Prayers – The... Continue Reading →

Sardis: Wake Up & Walk On

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 16 July 2017 Revelation 3:1-6 Ordinary Time Listen / Download “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake... Continue Reading →

Worship Order

Covenant Renewal Worship Lord’s Day 29 16 July 2017 Season after Pentecost: Ordinary Time                                       Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 9am    +     Worship/Culto de Adoración – 10am Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church Welcome, Scripture Reading, and Prayers – The... Continue Reading →

Conclusion: Oikobaptism

The purpose of this series of posts is to make a case for oikobaptism –- covenant household baptism. In Part One we explored Theological definitions of household and baptism. We saw that in ancient cultural contexts household included the whole family from eldest to youngest. We saw that with few exceptions the creeds, confessions, and... Continue Reading →

Oikobaptism: Pastoral Applications

From the time of the rise of the Radical Reformers, Christian churches have differed and divided over baptismal practices. In recent decades, perhaps due in part to the resurgence of Reformed Theology and the rise of the so-called “New Calvinism” many evangelical Christians have started re-considering things like covenant, family, children, and baptism in light... Continue Reading →

Oikobaptism: Historical Developments

Historically, baptism has always been administered by the Christian Church – although not always in the same mode or with the same meaning. From the 1st century to the 16th century baptism was administered by immersion, pouring (affusion), and sprinkling. Baptism was administered to adult converts (especially in missional situations) and to children (especially in... Continue Reading →

Oikobaptism: Biblical Foundations

The Book of Acts recounts the story of the apostles of Christ. The apostles are portrayed as ambassadors who went throughout the world proclaiming the good news that Jesus is both Lord and Christ. According to the Lord’s command, the apostles “disciplized” the nations and administered water-baptism to all who received the gospel by faith—and... Continue Reading →

Oikobaptism: Theological Definitions

Admittedly, the word oikobaptism is an unusual and unfamiliar term. Yet, unlike other more familiar terms for baptism, oikobaptism captures more fully the essence of the apostles’ intent and purpose for baptism. Basically, it is a compound word made of the Greek words for household and baptism. In his excellent essay The Oikos Formula, Jonathan... Continue Reading →

Intro: Oikobaptism

All Christians are “baptists” in some sense of the word because all Christians practice baptism in one way or another. Some baptize believers only, some baptize believers and their children. Some baptize and rebaptize. Some baptize by immersion, some by sprinkling, some by pouring. But there is more to baptism than meets the eye. Historically,... Continue Reading →

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