Really enjoyed this short. Better than a lot of what they make nowadays. And how about the song, “The Lord Is Good To Me”? You won’t often hear a song like that in today’s P.C. world!
In 1806, Pittsburgh farmer Johnny Appleseed watches as pioneers depart out west and wishes he could follow, but doesn’t believe he would be able to survive in the unknown wild. Johnny is inspired by an angel to abandon his farm, go west, and plant apple seeds everywhere he goes. The angel tells Johnny that he has all that he needs to go out West: a bag of seeds to plant, a Bible, and a pot that he can use for a hat. In his travels, Johnny befriends a skunk, and thereafter, all animals instinctively trust him. As Johnny travels, he uses his pot to fry in, and sings a tune “The Lord Is Good to Me.”
In the end, after walking hundreds of miles and planting apple trees all along the way, Johnny finally rests for the last time under a tree; his angel appears before him, and tells Johnny that it’s time to go. Johnny gets up, scared at first upon realizing he’s dead, but refuses to go to his final resting place, believing that his work is not done yet. However, the angel tells him that, where they’re headed, they’re low on apple trees, so Johnny picks up his seed bag and happily agrees to go with him.
The story ends with the narrator saying that the clouds in the sky aren’t really clouds at all: they’re apple blossoms in Johnny’s heavenly orchard.
Bible Verses to remember.
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Jesus – vs. 10)
Although this verse may not be talking exclusively about baptism, we see that Jesus is the name by which we are saved, and that there is no other!
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
Acts 8:16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 22:16 ‘And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
So Peter, John and the rest of the disciples baptized in the Jesus’ name throughout Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. And Paul re-baptized the believers in Ephesus in Jesus’ name (19:1-5). Now let’s look at some of the other churches:
Romans 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Everyone need to be baptized in Jesus name.