• Nurture and Admonition Article by Greg Bailey

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2007

    The young couple stood before our congregation that Sunday morning holding a tiny baby recently adopted into their family. They had come to have the sign of water baptism applied to him, the sign of their faith in God’s promise that their son will be adopted into the family of God. But in addition to the baptism, another adoption took place that day, during that very service. After asking the couple to publicly acknowledge their son’s need of the cleansing blood of Christ, to claim God’s promises on his behalf, and to dedicate their child unreservedly to God, the pastor … View Resource

  • Conformed to His Image Article by Greg Bailey

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2005

    The conversation turned to the subject of God the Father, and Philip found the courage to express the hope he had nursed as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. “Lord,” he said, “show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” The Lord’s response brought no promise of heavenly visions. It was, instead, a rebuke: “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:8–9). Philip had missed it. Despite years of close association with Jesus, … View Resource