4#1 - Noah The world was sinful and under God’s judgment. Noah’s family entered the ark by faith.The waters of death came.They came out of the waters with a new life.Their old life was left behind.
5“…Eight people went into that boat and were brought safely through the flood. Those flood waters were like baptism that now saves you…” I Peter 3:20-21Passing through water is a picture of being buried and coming alive again.
7#2 Moses Egypt was sinful and under God’s judgment. Moses led the Hebrew Children out by faith.The waters of death came.They came out of the waters with a new life.Their old life was left behind.
8“Because of their faith, the people walked through the Red Sea on dry land. But when the Egyptians tried to do it, they were drowned.” Heb. 11:29“Friends, I want to remind you that all of our ancestors walked under the cloud and went through the sea. This was like being baptized and becoming followers of Moses.” 1 Co. 10:1-2
10#3 Water Baptism John the Baptist People are sinful and under God’s judgment.John led the people to repent & believe.The symbolic ‘waters of death’ came over them.They came out of the waters with a new life.Their old life was left behind.John the Baptist
11#3 Water Baptism John the Baptist “So John the Baptist showed up in the desert and told everyone, ‘Turn back to God and be baptized! Then your sins will be forgiven.’…crowds of people went to John. They told how sorry they were for their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.” Mark 1:4-5John the Baptist
12Baptism of Jesus #3 Water Baptism A picture of Salvation! Jesus didn’t need to die to an old sinful life or rise up to a new life, but He wanted to set the example for us to follow.#3 Water Baptism
13“So Jesus was baptized. And as soon as he came out of the water, the sky opened, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. Then a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him.’” Mat.3:17#3 Water Baptism
15#4 Death & Resurrection of Jesus Jesus took our sin upon Him & placed Himself under God’s judgment in our place.He went down into death & the grave.He rose up out of the grave with a new life to give to all who believe.He left our sins down in the grave.
16#4 Death & Resurrection of Jesus #3 Water BaptismWe are sinful and under God’s judgment.Jesus teaches us to repent & believe.The symbolic ‘waters of death’ came over us in baptism.We came out of the waters with a new life.Our old life is symbolically left behind in the water.
17#4 Death & Resurrection of Jesus “And when you were baptized, it was the same as being buried with Christ. Then you were raised to life…” Col. 2:12“And when you were baptized, it was as though you had put on Christ in the same way you put on new clothes.” Gal.3:27
19Dead to Sin: Sin loses it’s hold on us – we don’t have to do it anymore. Alive to God: Our relationship with God is awakened – a new life begins.
20“…Should we keep on sinning…. No, we should not “…Should we keep on sinning…? No, we should not! If we are dead to sin, how can we go on sinning?…When we were baptized, we died and were buried with Christ. We were baptized, so that we would live a new life, as Christ was raised to life…”If we shared in Jesus' death by being baptized, we will be raised to life with him.” Rom. 6:1-4
21“we shared in Jesus' death by being baptized, AND we will be raised to life with him. The person we were in the past is nailed to the cross with Jesus. We are no longer slaves of sin. …sin doesn’t have power over dead people.” Rom. 6:5-7
22What is the Sinner‘s Prayer? This is a prayer we can pray when we are ready to admit we are sinners and need Christ’s forgiveness.It must be prayed with faith in our hearts and a readiness to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.
24John Wesley’s Testimony “…the preacher was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ and I felt my heart strangely warmed.”Disciple’s Testimony“They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?’”
25A prayer of faith Pray this prayer if : If you never have beforeYou have in the past, but you think it would mean more todayYou have been walking afar off and you want to come backYou want to set an example & show others how it is doneYou just like to give your heart to Jesus again & againFaith
26We Declare Our Faith Publicly Because Jesus Declared His LOVE Publicly “If you stand before others and are willing to say you believe in me, then I will tell my Father in heaven that you belong to me.” Mat 10:32
27Do you want to meet Jesus as your savior right now? Dear Jesus,I know I am a sinner & need your forgiveness.I believe you died for my sins.I now turn from sin.Come into my heart I pray.Do you want to meet Jesus as your savior right now?Do you believe He died to save you from your sins & that He rose from the dead?Do you believe that He is waiting to save you right now?
28“But some people did accept him “But some people did accept him. They believed in him, and he gave them the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
30“If you openly say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from death, you will be saved.”Rom. 10:9What did you learn today?What is the meaning of the name-tag?What have you neen thinking about God lately?What do you want to tell the world about Jesus?
31“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you… …Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you who are half-hearted towards God.” James 4:8 WNT