The Baptism with Fire and Water

The Baptism by Laurie Pace © 1999

The Baptism by Laurie Pace © 1999

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This is the Bible verse that is attached to this piece. I still own the original and have not ever wanted to sell it.  It is watercolor and one of my favorite paintings. The hand model was my husband!  Our youngest grandson will be baptised in the church his parents grew up in. This tied directly into where I was reading in the Bible for the verses for the past twelve days.

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. " Matthew 3:11