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Believer’s Baptism

What happens when a Christian decides to be baptised?

Have you ever seen someone baptised?

Why is water so important at baptism?

What is the water a symbol of?

Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan by his cousin John. Even today some Christians are baptised in rivers whereas others have special pools in their churches. Watch these two films to see what happens when some Christians decide to be baptised.

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Noah – Learning about God through nature.

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In this story there is lots of water! Water that is very powerful. Water can make things grow. It can wash things away. It can give us a new start. One day as God was thinking about the people on earth His heart became very […]

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Two Saints Way

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Funerals

How do Christians remember someone who has died?

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Communion – a special meal

What do Christians remember during Communion?

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Confirmation

What is confirmation?

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What happens during a confirmation service?

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What happens during a dedication service?

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Dedication or Thanksgiving Service

What happens during a dedication service?

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What happens during an infant baptism?

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What happened when Jesus was baptised?

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What happened when Jesus was baptised?

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Why is baptism important for Christians?

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Christian Symbols

What do these Christian symbols mean?

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What do these Christian symbols mean?

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