Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
“Remember your baptism.” Those words echoed within our planning team responsible for developing a new confirmation resource for youth. We had agreed the resource should encourage young persons to “remember your baptism” by asking parents and other family members to recall details of that important event in their life.
On my next visit to my parents in El Paso, Texas, I decided to practice what I was asking others to do. I asked questions about my baptism as an infant. Was I in for a surprise!
I knew my grandfather had baptized me; but I assumed he had done so at Fort Boulevard Methodist Church in El Paso, where he served as pastor for many years. My parents told me I was baptized at Grace Methodist Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico, while my grandfather was serving there. I also discovered that I was surrounded by members of my extended family who later would play significant roles in my decision to enter the ordained ministry.
Alamogordo is at the base of the Sacramento Mountains; and it was at the Sacramento Methodist Assembly that I first heard a call to ordained ministry. I daresay it was not mere coincidence that these two significant events were in such close proximity to each other—miles from the city where I “grew up”!
What was true for me is true for all persons. There is a link between every Christian’s baptism and their call to ministry.