Presentation on theme: "WHAT ABOUT BAPTISM? Why do we need to study it? Why do we need to tell others about it.?"— Presentation transcript:
WHAT ABOUT BAPTISM? Why do we need to study it? Why do we need to tell others about it.?
WHAT IS BAPTISM? A “burial” or “immersion” in water –Rom. 6:3-4 “…therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death,…” –Col. 2:11-13 “…by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism.” –Acts 8:38-39 “…And both Phillip and the eunuch went down into the water and he baptized him.”
How Many Baptisms Are There? Baptism of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2:17-21 Baptism of John – Matt. 3:1-6 Baptism of the great commission – Matt 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15-16
Baptism of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:17-21 Used to give special miraculous powers to the apostles –These powers were used to confirm that what was being taught was from God –These powers ceased when the Bible was completed
Baptism of John Matt. 3:1-6 Used by John the Baptist in order to prepare the nations for the coming of the Messiah Was replaced by baptism instituted by Christ in the great commission Some were re-baptized who had been under the baptism of John – Acts 19:1-5
Baptism Of The Great Commission- Acts 2:38 Instituted by Christ Taught by the disciples Was required of everyone desiring to become Christians and to go to heaven Required of us today
Why Should Everyone Be Baptized? Because God commanded it How did He command it?
Through The Great Commission Matt. 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,…” Mk. 16:15-16 “Go into all the world and teach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved;…”
Through The Testimony of Spirit Inspired men Peter – on Pentecost “Then Peter said to them ‘Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…” Ananias – to Saul “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”
Through Divinely Approved Examples Peter – Cornelius – Acts 10:47-48 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, just as we have? Phillip – the eunuch – Acts 8:36-38 “And both Phillip and the eunuch went down into the water and he baptized him.”
Paul – the Philippian jailer – Acts 16:33 “And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes, and immediately he and all his family were baptized.” Lydia – Acts 16:11-15 “…and when she and her household were baptized.”
The Results of Baptism Allows us entrance to God’s kingdom – the church –Jno. 3:1-5 Christ told Nicodemus that he must be born again in order to see the kingdom of God. –Acts 2:47 God added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Baptism is the means of our getting into Christ. Gal 3:27 “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” I Cor. 12:13 “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – whether Jew or Greek, whether slaves or free, and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” Rom. 6:3 “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ were baptized into His death.”
Our sins are remitted when we are baptized. Lk. 24:47 “…and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Acts 22:16 “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
What About Baptism? Have you been baptized? Have you had your sins remitted? Have you been united with Christ? Have you been added to Christ’s church? Are you on your way to heaven? What is your condition tonight?