Sunday, October 10, 2010

Baptism by Water and Fire

Today was a great day for our granddaughter!  
Before Baptism JaydenCam Oct 9  2010
Here she is before her Baptism:
And here she is AFTER her Baptism by immersion AND her Baptism by fire to receive the Holy Ghost:
Baptized JaydenCam oct 2010
The 3 Generation Family Photo:
3 gen CamJaydenHollieErrol Oct 2010
Our family (minus one son and family):
BoChelseaCassCodyCaitlinCamJaydenHollieErrol Oct 2010
And the 4 Generation Family Photo:
4 gen fam Jayden Bap Oct 9 2010
Our INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY FOCUS is by  Pres. Boyd K. Packer:  PACKER_boyd-k-packer
Pres. Packer quoted the Prophet Joseph Smith: 
“You might as well baptize a bag of sand as a man, if not done in view of the remission of sins and getting of the Holy Ghost. Baptism by water is but half a baptism, and is good for nothing without the other half—that is, the baptism of the Holy Ghost” (History of the Church, 5:499).”
ArtBook__035_035__JohnTheBaptistBaptizingJesus____Then Pres. Packer illustrated the point by saying: 
“To prepare people for baptism without teaching about the gift of the Holy Ghost is like a Sacrament Meeting where only the bread is blessed and passed. They would receive but half.
Remember the fourth article of faith: “The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.”ArtBook__105_105__TheGiftOfTheHolyGhost____
When we think of baptism by immersion or baptism by water, we must also think of the gift of the Holy Ghost—baptism by fire. Think of it as one sentence. First comes the baptism of water and then the baptism of fire.
Joseph Smith said, “The baptism of water, without the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost attending it, is of no use; they are necessarily and inseparably connected” (History of the Church, 6:316).”

Gift of Holy Ghost
We also used a Primary Sharing Activity and made Scripture Cards for our granddaughter so that she can continue to learn more about the Gift of the Holy Ghost:


Charlotte said...

I can't believe she's 8 years old. I feel like if I blink she'll be in college. What a cutie she is... tell her congratulations from us.

Queen of the Castle said...


Veda said...

She looks like a princess! Great family photos for a special day. Congratulations!

bevanmission said...

I can already see her giggling face when I tell her about the comments on her photo! She will light-up and say "Me?" Thank-you for adding to her blessings of receiving good things!!!

Anonymous said...

Last month I stumbled upon your blog - which I LOVE! I found the perfect video on baptism that I was hoping to use for my RS lesson on Sunday. But now, I can't seem to find it. Can you help me?

Leah - living in Alaska :)

bevanmission said...

@Leah: Thanks for kind words! I'm also teaching Lesson 20 Gospel Principles on Baptism this Sunday and using "Baptism and Remembering Jesus" Time 4:50 min

Also, my power point presentation is in my Blog Archive for September under the lesson title ( I was preparing early) If you have problems finding it, email me

--Sincerely, Hollie Bevan

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