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1 Gospel Meeting November 12-17, 2006 Larry Ray Hafley 2 Only 2 weeks Away!

2 Quiet Please Prepare yourself for worship. Let others prepare to worship. Think about what worship is.

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4 When a child is born there is no real spiritual concern No Sin No Need Safe

5 Point of Accountability Rom 7:9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Before He Was Accountable Without Law No Sin Alive

6 No Sin No Need When a child is toddler there is no real spiritual concern Safe

7 Point of Accountability Rom 7:9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Before He Was Accountable Without Law No Sin Alive

8 No Sin No Need When a child starts to school there is no real spiritual concern Safe

9 Point of Accountability Rom 7:9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Before He Was Accountable Without Law No Sin Alive

10 By the time a child graduates HS there is real spiritual concern Is Sin Is Need Lost

11 Point of Accountability Rom 7:9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. Before He Was AccountableAfter He Was Accountable Without Law No Sin Alive Commandment Came Sin Revived Died

12 At what point did he/she become accountable?

13 To Be Baptized

14 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age A. No certain birthday – if all reach they are ready B. No passage gives an age. C. Children mature at different rates & different ages

15 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin

16 A. Baptism is for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38; 22:16) B. Need: Sin separates from God 1. Now – Isa. 59:1-2; Jas. 1:15 2. Eternally – Rom. 6:23 B. Do you know what sin is (1 John 3:4)? C. Do you know if you are guilty of sin? D. Can you identify sin in your life? E. Do you think you are in a lost condition? F. Old enough to lie, steal, cheat, lust, curse…?

17 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin III. When Understand - Jesus

18 A. Do you have a general understanding of who Jesus is? B Born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23) B Lived sinless (Heb. 4:15) B Messiah (John 4:24-25) B Son of God (Rom. 1:4) B Died for our sins (1 Cor. 15:1-4) B Raised from dead (Acts 2:24, 32) B. Do you believe that?

19 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin III. When Understand - Jesus IV. When Understand – Must Do

20 A. Can you explain each step in plan of salvation? B Hear the Gospel (Rom. 10:17) B Believe in Christ (John 8:24) B Repent of past sins (Acts 2:38) B Confess that you believe (Rom. 10:9-10) B Baptized in water (Mark 16:16) B. Question is not – could you write a page on each one, but: 1. Understand it enough to obey it? 2. Understand it enough to explain it to others?

21 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin III. When Understand - Jesus IV. When Understand – Must Do V. Doing Serious Study - Soul

22 A. Have you been seriously thinking about: 1. Your soul? 2. Your relationship with God? 3. Obeying the Lord? 4. Going to heaven? 5. About whether you will go to heaven...if die? B. Do you think you are in a lost condition now? (John 8:21; Rom. 6:23) C. If you are seriously thinking – good sign that either reached that point – or close to it.

23 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin III. When Understand - Jesus IV. When Understand – Must Do V. Doing Serious Study - Soul VI. Ready to Accept Responsibility

24 A. Being a Christian is serious business 1. Not to be taken lightly 2. More important than school – education 3. More important than marriage B. When we are baptized – we make a change 1. We now walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:3-4) 2. We now strive to please God (Gal. 2:20)

25 If You Are Old Enough To Be Baptized: Old enough to live the Christian life Old enough to live the Christian life Old enough to say no to things Christians cannot do Old enough to say no to things Christians cannot do Old enough to act like a Christian during worship Old enough to act like a Christian during worship Old enough to engage in worship yourself Old enough to engage in worship yourself Pay attention to words of songs Pay attention to words of songs Listen to the sermon Listen to the sermon Follow the words of the prayers Follow the words of the prayers Think about the sacrifice of Christ during the L.S. Think about the sacrifice of Christ during the L.S.

26 To Be Baptized I. No Particular Age II. When Guilty of Sin III. When Understand - Jesus IV. When Understand – Must Do V. Doing Serious Study - Soul VI. Ready to Accept Responsibility

27 Is there sin in your life? Do you understand about Jesus? Do you believe? Have you repented? Seriously thinking about – soul? Ready for the responsibility?

28 Ask if you desire to be baptizedAsk if you desire to be baptized Let everyone know of your desireLet everyone know of your desire Ask you, Do you believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God?Ask you, Do you believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? Someone will assist you in getting readySomeone will assist you in getting ready Taken under the water…Taken under the water…

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