This brief video covers the content of Article 8. This presentation was made to a congregation of the Church of Ireland, which also adopted the Articles.
First and foremost, baptism is important. It is so important, in fact, that Jesus himself participated in it. Not only did he give us baptism, as he also did with the Lord’s Supper, but he underwent baptism. Luke 3:21 says that, “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too.” He set the example, leading his flock both to and through the waters of baptism. He did not do this because he needed to be baptized, but because he was showing that baptism is an important step, the first step, on the journey of a Christian life.
In this sermon, Roger Salter examines 1 Kings 8:37-43, reflecting on Christ’s revelation of himself. “Solomon’s prayer of dedication for the temple is a great encouragement to the people of God when applied to our own circumstances. We know the fallibility and sinfulness and neediness …