Presentation on theme: "OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ."— Presentation transcript:
OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ.
Communion Review Koinonia – (Greek) participation / sharing - literally ‘common union’ One One Look within Two Two Look back Three Three Look ahead 1 Corinthians 11:26 “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.”
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Baptism The last recorded words of Jesus – ‘Discipleship’ & ‘Baptism’ Matthew 3:13 “Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John.” Matthew 3:13-16
Matthew 3:14-16 “But John tried to deter him, saying, I need to be baptised by you, and do you come to me? Jesus replied, Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfil all righteousness. Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Baptism Matthew 3:13-16
Baptism (Greek) = baptizo ̄ / bapto Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 wash dip plunge under submerge Nicander of Colophon (2nd century BC) Pickle recipe Mark 16:16 “He that believes and is baptised shall be saved.”
A public declaration Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 Galatians 3:26-27 “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.” (NLT) Clothed with Christ Matthew 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.”
Into Christ’s death Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 Romans 6:3-4 Don't you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? 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.
Into Christ’s death Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 First Reason baptizō = to immerse Second Reason Baptism is for believers Romans 6:6-7 “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.” “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 Romans 6:4 “…just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.” Outward sign of being raised into new life
Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Outward sign of being raised into new life Ministers and ambassadors of the gospel
Baptism Matthew 3:13-16 One What is living inside of you today that should be dead? Two Questions Two What do you recognise within you that is dead and it should be alive?