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It was just a couple short months ago that we began the semester with around seven disciples in our campus ministry (not all were even enrolled in school) with a vision of having 12 baptisms for the semester (August through December) and a goal of ending the semester with 7 Real Talks (our version of “bible talks”). Today, God performed a miracle as we saw 3 students baptized into Christ putting us at 13 baptisms for the semester and tomorrow is the last day of the UCF semester! Truly we serve an amazing God and it is the fruit of new disciples that brings him glory (John 15:8). Equally exciting is that we ended the semester with 6 Real Talks: Volley Ball Real Talk on Monday Night, Dorm Real Talk on Thursday evening, Wednesday Afternoon Real Talk in the Student Union, Two Women’s Real Talks (one at UCF and one at Valencia Community College, and a Teen Real Talk on Saturdays. Special to me was the privilege to baptize a former youth minister (Middle Schoolers) and a “Timothy” to me this past Wednesday. Just a couple days after his baptism he lead the church in communion today! His name is Justin and he already dreams of leading a church in our movement one day and like Apollos was already very fervent about Jesus (Acts 18). Not only did he renounce his former church as teaching false doctrine, but broke up with his girlfriend (Airielle) of 3 and a half years who attended Florida Bible College studying Biblical Studies realizing she was not a true disciple. Airielle studied the Bible as well having the same convictions and today she was baptized into Christ. Even though she studies theology, she realized she had never known the truth. With 22 sold-out baptized disciples now in Reality Ministries (OICC Campus Ministry), God has begun a revolution on the campus’ of Orlando. Pray for us as we train our new Christians to teach others and mature. We have only seen 2 people leave the Lord this semester and are set on maturing the disciples to bear much fruit while keeping them faithful to Christ. Below are some pictures from our 4 new additions this past week! Glory be to God. Love you all.

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The Gift of Baptism

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Articles, Uncategorized

I have been studying with many guys who are on the verge to get baptized, so for devotional I went over many of the different gifts of God’s grace that is given to someone at the point of baptism.

Early Christians used the term “receiving grace” and “baptism” interchangeably.

In baptism you are given…

Acts 2:38- Forgiveness of sins

Acts 19:1-5- The Holy Spirit

Luke 7:29-30- God’s purpose for your life

Matthew 3:15- Fulfilled righteousness

Acts 22:16- Calling of the Lord

Romans 6:3-4- A new life

John 3:5- Entrance into God’s kingdom

Colossians 2:11-15- A covenant with God

Colossians 2:11-15- a new nature and your sinful nature is rolled back

Colossians 2:11-15- Authority since Satan’s power is disarmed

Galatians 3:26-27- The garments of Christ

Galatians 3:26-27- Son-ship.

Titus 3:5- Renewal

1 Corinthians 12:12-13- Membership in the church

1 Peter 3:21- A good conscience

Mark 16:15-16- Salvation

Genesis 1:1-3 has a baptismal pattern. There is darkness, then water and the Spirit, and then comes light! Just like before we are Christians, there is darkness, as we go into the water we receive the Holy Spirit, and come out and are in the light.

Once a month in my campus leaders d-group we have a “deeper” bible study to inspire the leaders to dig deep in their bibles and be Bereans. Many have asked me where they can find my personal convictions on the subject of the spiritual war we are in and it is finally up now! Explore the origin of Satan, where demons come from, the nature of angels and fallen angels, how demons attack disciples today, and learn how to put on the full armor of God to battle in the heavenlies against the evil forces as we save souls from Satan’s kingdom into the kingdom of light! CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN:

http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16915214/Battle_in_the_Heavenlies?rn=321t2cm3s6f4

Grab your bible and notebook and get ready to learn leadership principles from the word of God!

PRAYING LIKE SAMSON – Leadership lessons from Samson and his desperate prayer. A ten minute charge. (given at the GLC)http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16914024/Praying_Like_Samson?rn=fplbv2g09fy8

BEING DISCIPLED- Hinderances to discipling relationships and keys to effective discipling relationships. (given to my leadership d-group)

http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16913955/Being_Discipled?rn=ozy9xvpqjif4

SEEKING AND SAVING THE LOST- keys to effective evangelism and bible study on the Parable of the Minas. (given to my leadership d-group)

http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16914018/Seek_and_Save_the_Lost_?rn=sot6zzwsf400

GOD IS LOOKING FOR A MAN- God desires a man who will take a stand in this dark world. Hear the call of God! (Given to my leadership d-group)

http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/16914020/God_is_Looking_for_a_Man?rn=3xebo11oyp4w

This teaching comes from the Valley Campus Conference: “Here am I, Send me” of this year and was taught to a men’s class. It is very real and blatant but I believe the Holy Spirit will bless you with this teaching.