Going On To Perfection

A series on spiritual maturity

Going On To Perfection: Lesson Five

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson Five

Holy Spirit immersion (baptism) is the New Covenant circumcision of the heart.

Hebrews 10:15-17 :Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Romans 2:28-29 :For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

The 21st century churches of America are divided on the topic of “Baptism of the Holy Ghost”. Some Christians believe this gift is received at the confession of faith in CHRIST. There are others that maintain when you receive the Holy Spirit immersion it is accompanied by an external sign of speaking in tongues.

Usually which side of this division line one stands is easily understood and recognized. Those that have received the “Speaking in Tongues” believe one thing, and those that have not spoken in tongues believe another. However there is a third group which enters into this topic of the “Baptism of the Holy Ghost”. This third group is the multitude of believers still undecided, and still wondering if this experience is still happening. Is this phenomena of GOD, is it just emotionalism, or maybe a spirit of deception. As always we hope to present scriptural teaching on this subject. As balanced as we hope to be, we at Huffman Church do have a side of the line we have found ourselves standing on concerning the New Covenant circumcision.

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson Four

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson Four

BAPTISM OF WATER PART THREE 

A 50 minute summation of the doctrines of immersion, mikvah, baptism, and ritual sprinkling. Some of the topics discussed on this subject are: The New Testament opens with John the Baptist immersing people in the Jordan River at the place of the crossing where Israel had entered the Promised Land. Not one time does anyone ask John what this ritual of baptism was (Why not?). Moses 1500 years earlier had the people immerse to prepare to meet GOD. This lesson opens our understanding of the similar task of John preparing people to meet the LORD. Is getting wet enough to validate a baptism? How are the grave, the womb, and an immersion pool (mikvah) considered to have similar characteristics?

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Going on to perfection: Lesson Three

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Going on to perfection: Lesson Three

Baptism, Sprinkling, Making the Unclean Clean. A forty five minute teaching concerning the status change of a believer who is immersed into Messiah. This lesson also covers Biblical sprinkling of the unclean to make clean. This sprinkling of the unclean opens our eyes to the daily spiritual battle of remaining holy. Better yet it gives us insight to GOD’S plan on how to be made clean again. Also mentioned are the Ashes of the Red Heifer, diver’s washings, and what defiles. You will have fun unveiling religious no, no’s from true defilement. Sin is sin, sin has never changed. What was sin at Mount Sinai is still sin today. Most of us need no help identifying our sin. Hopefully these forty five minutes of your valuable time will identify GOD’s plan of continued cleanings he knew we all would need. GOD is love, he is logical, he is a just judge. His love out weighing his desire for justice on the guilty, GOD gave man a written plan for pardon. This plan washes away all charges before we must stand before the judgment seat.

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson Two

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson Two

BAPTISM or BAPTISM’S From Paul’s statement in Hebrews we find there are many “Baptisms” Enjoy this deep subject with us as you immerse yourself for the next 36 minutes into the clarification of doctrines concerning baptism.  This subject is continued in lesson three at a deeper level.

Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, From Christ’s example and instructions on the subject of immersion (Baptism), any confusion of today’s doctrines on Christian immersion can be clarified.

Mark 16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

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Going on to Perfection: Lesson One

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Going on to Perfection: Lesson One

Repentance is the first step in serving GOD. There can be no alliance with the creator until this action by man is implemented. Amazingly enough, repentance is the foundation that must be permanently laid. For continued growth in GOD and his Christ, repentance cannot be a past location we visited. It needs to become an altar of sacrifice each person has built. An altar has many purposes, and in Christianity we usually kneel as a gesture of surrender, submission and sacrifice. This correct posture can cause us to overlook the purpose of our high place (Altar), not realizing it is bringing us higher and closer to GOD. The word repent is used 116 times in scripture. Interesting the first one to use the term is GOD HIMSELF. Genesis 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Join us in this lesson as we find what GOD meant by this as well as learning the four R’s of true repentance.

1. Recognize our Failures,

2. Regret our improper actions,

3.Repent of our lack of obedience,

4. Refrain from repeating the inappropriate action.

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson 32

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Going On To Perfection: Lesson 32

An in depth study of the Day of Atonement, with a brief introduction to the teachings of the Mishnah. Join our class as we make our journey into the Holiest place on earth. As we travel the Biblical plan of approaching the Ark of the Covenant we will find there are required rituals. These GOD ordain rituals will reveal unto us the Messiah. Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, IPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.[1] Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

 

 

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