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Christian Baptism Lesson 18. Baptism is a sacrament What does “sacrament” mean? What does “sacrament” mean? 1.Instituted by Jesus 2.Visible elements connected.

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1 Christian Baptism Lesson 18

2 Baptism is a sacrament What does “sacrament” mean? What does “sacrament” mean? 1.Instituted by Jesus 2.Visible elements connected with God’s Word 3.Gives forgiveness of sins, new life, and salvation

3 To baptize means… Matthew 28:19 Matthew 28:19 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

4 To baptize means… Ephesians 5:26 Ephesians 5:26 26 … to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…

5 To baptize means… 1. To apply ordinary water 2. In any way (pouring, sprinkling, immersing) 3. In the name of the Triune God With God’s own words and promisesWith God’s own words and promises

6 Who should be baptized? Matthew 28:19 Matthew 28:19 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

7 Who should be baptized? 1. All nations, regardless of age

8 Who should be baptized? Acts 2:38-39 Acts 2: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

9 Who should be baptized? John 3:5-6 John 3:5-6 5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

10 Who should be baptized? 1. All nations, regardless of age 2. Even little children, including infants, should be baptized, because: 1)They are sinful and need to be born again

11 Who should be baptized? Matthew 18:6 Matthew 18:6 6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

12 Who should be baptized? Luke 1:15,41 Luke 1:15,41 15 …for [John] will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

13 Who should be baptized? 1. All nations, regardless of age 2. Even little children, including infants, should be baptized, because: 1)They are sinful and need to be born again 2)They can believe with the power of the Holy Spirit

14 Who should be baptized? 3. Little children: Baptism CREATES faith.Baptism CREATES faith. Youths and adults: Baptism STRENGTHENS faith.Baptism STRENGTHENS faith. 4. Youths and adults: 1)Instruct 2)Baptize Little children: 1)Baptize 2)Instruct

15 What are the blessings of baptism? Galatians 3:26-27 Galatians 3: You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

16 What are the blessings of baptism? 1. Gives faith in Jesus

17 What are the blessings of baptism? John 3:3-5 John 3:3-5 3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” 4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

18 What are the blessings of baptism? Titus 3:5 Titus 3:5 5 [God] saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

19 What are the blessings of baptism? 1. Gives faith in Jesus 2. With faith there is a.Regeneration (new birth)

20 What are the blessings of baptism? Acts 2:38 Acts 2:38 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

21 What are the blessings of baptism? 1. Gives faith in Jesus 2. With faith there is a.Regeneration (new birth) b.Forgiveness of sins

22 What are the blessings of baptism? 1 Peter 3:21 1 Peter 3:21 21 … baptism … now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ…

23 What are the blessings of baptism? 1. Gives faith in Jesus 2. With faith there is a.Regeneration (new birth) b.Forgiveness of sins c.Salvation (rescue from sin’s guilt and power)

24 What are the blessings of baptism? Ephesians 5:26 Ephesians 5:26 26 …to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…

25 What are the blessings of baptism? 1. Gives faith in Jesus 2. With faith there is a.Regeneration (new birth) b.Forgiveness of sins c.Salvation (rescue from sin’s guilt and power) 3. All of this is a gift of the Holy Spirit through the Word

26 How do we keep baptism’s blessings? Romans 6:3-4 Romans 6:3-4 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

27 How do we keep baptism’s blessings? 1. Daily drown the “Old Adam” (our sinful nature) and put on our “New Self” (new clothes, new life in Jesus) 2. Through spiritual breathing (Lesson 15) 1)Exhaling 1. Confess sins 2. Take them to Jesus 2)Inhaling 1. Trust that you are forgiven 2. Thankfully serve God

28 The Bible’s word for spiritual breathing is: Sorrow over sin and trusting in Jesus for forgiveness Sorrow over sin and trusting in Jesus for forgiveness

29 Old Adam N e w S e l f O l d A d a m Old Adam New Self


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