Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday: Cucumber or Pickle?

No, I haven't lost my mind with the pickle picture. I just started a rather intense Bible study. I'm learning so much. It's thrilling! We are digging into the book of John. Today our speaker talked about the Greek word baptizo meaning complete immersion...complete change. Just like a cucumber is dunked into the pickling liquids and spices and comes out a pickle...we should be totally regenerated into new life by the power of the Holy Spirit.

She said that following in obedience can only take place as we know the One that we follow. Admiration doesn't equal change! The challenge was: When you are confronted with truth, how do you respond? Do you change?


lori said...

You had me intrigued when I saw the pickles with that verse...BRILLIANT! I laughed and thought they don't become pickles without immersion...what a wonderful analogy!

I'm so glad you shared this one!! It will be with me ALL day! Can't wait to share it!


Amydeanne said...

lol love the pickles too.
and do i change, i'd like to say i do, but not as much or as often as I'd like.

Susan said...

Admiration doesn't equal change! that was GREAT!!

Thanks for sharing today.


Lauren said...

awesome anaology!!! that image was an attention grabber!!!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou, for sharing. This has truly been a blessing to read on today.


Denise said...

I love this.

pinkyshelo said...

amen, baptism is dying with Christ in our old self in His death, and rising up in a new life as new life as new creation in His resurrection..

Pia said...

interesting analogy. something to really think about. God bless.