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1 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’sFirstSteps

2 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  Acts 1: 1-11 Deeds, teaching, appearing, convincing proofs, spoke, ate, gave commands

3 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  Acts 2: 1-13 Saw tongues of fire Spoke in tongues

4 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  Acts 2: Peter’s explanation  Acts 2: 37 The reaction  Acts 2: The how-to’s  Acts 2: 41 The results

5 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  Acts 2 TeachingHearing What shall we do? Repent, be baptized Teaching Acceptance (Belief) Baptism

6 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  To Believe – “remain steadfast, trust” John 8: Acts 8: 9-24 James 2: 19

7 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  From the head to the heart Acts 2: Acts 8: John 4: 39-42

8 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10: 1-17 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10: 1-17

9 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11: 1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11: 1

10 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance Repentance “to turn, to change your mind” Turn away from old life – turn toward new life  Acts 26: 19-29Acts 20: 21  Acts 3: 19 Mark 1: 4  Mark 1: Matthew 3: 8 Repentance Repentance “to turn, to change your mind” Turn away from old life – turn toward new life  Acts 26: 19-29Acts 20: 21  Acts 3: 19 Mark 1: 4  Mark 1: Matthew 3: 8

11 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “The character of the faith that allows us to be transformed by suffering and darkness is not doubt-free certainty; rather, it is tenacious obedience.” “The character of the faith that allows us to be transformed by suffering and darkness is not doubt-free certainty; rather, it is tenacious obedience.” John Ortberg The Life You’ve Always Wanted

12 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance Repentance turning away from my old life & turning toward a life based in Christ

13 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism Baptism The first outward action of our faith

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15 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptizo - Greek – immerse, submerge, overwhelm Baptizo - Greek – immerse, submerge, overwhelm Didache – Teachings of the Twelve Apostles late first, early second century church instruction manual

16 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the Gospels Baptism in the Gospels Matthew 3: 6, 11 Mark 1: 4-5 Matthew 3: Mark 16: 16 Matthew 28: 18-20

17 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the New Church Baptism in the New Church Acts 2: 37-38, 41

18 Acts 1:8 “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

19 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps A ‘missing’ piece in Samaria Acts 8: 4-8, 12 Acts 8: Ananias & Saul Acts 9: 17-19

20 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth (to the gentiles) Acts 10 Peter’s Explanation Acts 11: Acts 15: 6-11

21 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth Acts 11: Then, another ‘missing’ piece in Ephesus Acts 19: 1-7

22 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Commonalities of Conversion Acts 8: Ethiopian Acts 16: – Lydia Acts 16: – jailer Acts 18: Crispus

23 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Acts 16: – Lydia

24 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps  BAPTISM  Didache (pp. 184 ff): "Now concerning baptism, baptize thus: Having first taught all these things, baptize ye into (eis) the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in living water. And if thou hast not living water, baptize into other water; and if thou canst not in cold, then in warm (water). But if thou hast neither, pour water thrice upon the head in (eis) the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."  (from International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright © 1996, 2003 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)

25 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism – a symbol, yes – but more Romans 6: 1-5 Death – into the water Burial – under the water Resurrection – out of the water

26 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps We are clothed, covered Galatians 3: Into the Body of Christ Ephesians 4: 3-6

27 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps No belief ? – not a chance John 3: No repentance ? Hebrews 10: Romans 2: 4-5 II Corinthians 7: 8-10 No baptism? Mark 16: 16

28 Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’sFirstSteps


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