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WHY BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION? Matthew 3:16 / Acts 8:38-39
BECAUSE ______________ WAS BAPTIZED THAT WAY.
EVERY BAPTISM IN THE ______________ WAS BY IMMERSION.
WHAT DOES GETTING WET HAVE TO DO WITH IT? Believer’s Baptism June 24 & 25, 2017—Phil Herrington
WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
THE WORD "BAPTIZE" MEANS TO _______________________ WATER.
Mark 1:9 / Matthew 28:19-20 / Acts 18:8 / 1 John 2:3
1. TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE SET BY ______________ .
IT BEST _____________________ A BURIAL AND RESURRECTION! 2. BECAUSE CHRIST _____________________ IT.
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED? Acts 2:41 / Acts 8:13 / Acts 8:12
3. IT SHOWS THAT I REALLY AM A __________________ .
EVERY PERSON WHO HAS ____________________________ CHRIST. NEXT BAPTISM: Sunday, September 17, 2017 Sign up now at www.pathways.cc/baptism
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 / Colossians 2:12 / 2 Corinthians 5:17 / Romans 6:4 Ephesians 2:8-9
1. IT ILLUSTRATES CHRIST'S _____________ AND RESURRECTION
KEY: 1. JESUS 2. COMMANDS 3. BELIEVER 1. DEATH 2. NEW LIFE JESUS, BIBLE, DIP UNDER, SYMBOLIZES, DECIDED TO FOLLOW
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2. IT ILLUSTRATES MY _____________________ AS A CHRISTIAN.
DIGGING DEEPER WHAT DOES GETTING WET HAVE TO DO WITH IT? Believer’s Baptism June 24 & 25, 2017—Phil Herrington
In each of the above passages, when did believer’s baptism occur: before, or after they decided to follow?
What was the method of baptism?
Why is baptism important? Matthew 3:13-17
Read Matthew 28:19-20. What were Jesus’ last orders to the disciples? What does this indicate about their importance?
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When a person becomes a Christian, he is baptized with the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11, John 3:5, Rom. 8:9, Gal. 3:24). This baptism is a one-time, complete action occurring at conversion (1 Cor. 12:13, Eph. 4:5). Since the Holy Spirit lives within the believer we are to continually be controlled by the Holy Spirit so we can live the kind of life that honors God. However, the Bible talk also about a baptism of water that is to show others that we have entered into a new way of life. Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water?” They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Acts 10:47
D.I.P.S. acrostic to summarize the teaching on baptism Dips
You are immersed in the water.
Through baptism you are expressing a commitment to be identified with Jesus Christ.
You are saying to the world that you have made Jesus your Savior and Lord (your Forgiver and Leader)
You are acting out the fact that your old life and all your sins have been washed away. You rise to live a new life.
1. What is baptism with water? Read Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12
It is a symbol of death to an old way of life and resurrection to a new way of life. It also represents Jesus’ death and resurrection. Just as a wedding ring signifies commitment to a spouse, baptism demonstrates you are a follower of Jesus Christ.
2. Read the following verses and note the New Testament pattern regarding baptism? Acts 2:41 –
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why wouldn’t I be baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. Acts 8:36-38
TAKING IT HOME:
Acts 8:34-38 –
Have you decided to follow Jesus? If so, have you participated in believer’s baptism? If you, a family member or friend desire to do so, sign up on the church website at www.pathways.cc/baptism
Acts 9:1-19 –
Next baptism: September 17, 2017
Acts 8:12-13 –
Acts 16:13-15 – Acts 16:22-33 – Acts 18:8 –