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1 Corinthians 1:10-17 – Unity is in Christ not man (1:17; Eph 4:1-3) – Priority of preaching over the performing of a baptism (Matt 10:34-35) – Preaching.

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3 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 – Unity is in Christ not man (1:17; Eph 4:1-3) – Priority of preaching over the performing of a baptism (Matt 10:34-35) – Preaching & baptism are not to be separated in time (1 Cor 15:1-2; Acts 18:8)

4 Acts 10:44-48 – In Acts 2 Peter said the “gift of the Holy Spirit” would come after baptism (2:38). – In Acts 10 we see the Holy Spirit coming before baptism.

5 Acts 10:44-48 – Did the Holy Spirit ever come upon sinners? Every person Jesus healed (John 3:34; Luke 11:20; Mark 7:24-30) King Saul (1 Sam 19:18-24) The household of Cornelius (Acts 10:44-48; 11:15a)

6 Acts 10:44-48 – Acts 11:15 - And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.

7 Acts 10:44-48 – Acts 11:15 - And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning (Act 2:1-4, 11). – To convince Peter (& his six companions) that God was ready to offer forgiveness to the Gentiles -- to open the doors of His Kingdom to other nations.

8 Acts 10:44-48 – Acts 10: “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…. – Acts 11:17 – Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us … who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”

9 Acts 10:44-48 – Baptism is God’s way for “all the nations” to become disciples of His Son (Matt 28:20). – Baptism creates a bond of unity between people of all nations who have been redeemed. – Baptism was done immediately to prove its importance.

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