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The Appeals of Baptism. Sinners are in Trouble! In trouble, Peter cried for help, Matt 14:30 Sinners learn they are “in trouble” (lost in sin) by the.

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1 The Appeals of Baptism

2 Sinners are in Trouble! In trouble, Peter cried for help, Matt 14:30 Sinners learn they are “in trouble” (lost in sin) by the gospel, 1 Cor 1:21 Gospel reveals grace and salvation, Col 1:5-6 Baptism’s place in sinner’s salvation is an earnest appeal to God for grace, Eph 2:8-9 2

3 Baptism is an Appeal Made by sinners to God, Acts 2:21 Call on name of the Lord: Invoke, cry out Explained and obeyed, Acts 2:36-41 Without making this appeal you will not be saved, Mark 16:16 Acts 2:38: FOR (eis: towards, in order to) Acts 16:30-34: SAVED…Heard…Believed…Repented …Baptized…Rejoiced, having believed in God 3

4 THE APPEALS OF BAPTISM To be saved (Mark 16:16) 4

5 An Appeal of Faith Acts 8:30-38 (Mk 16:15-16) “Your faith has saved you”, Luke 7:48-50 (Acts 18:8) Lydia showed herself faithful to the Lord, Acts 16:14-15 Living faith, James 2:17 5

6 An Appeal for Mercy Titus 3:4-7 Plea for forgiveness, Acts 2:37-38 Plea to be saved from death, Acts 16:30-34 Plea to wash away sins, Acts 22:16 Plea for entrance into the kingdom, John 3:3-5; Acts 8:12 6

7 The Appeal of a Good Conscience 1 Peter 3:21 “Inquiry; earnest seeking, craving” – Intense desire to be a new creature – purged of sin, 2 Cor 5:17 – Intense desire to be born again through the gospel, 1 Cor 4:15; 1 Pet 1:

8 An Appeal for New Life Romans 6:3-4 To reach the death of Christ, Rom 6:3 To die to sin, Rom 6:4 (6) Circumcision of Christ: Putting off of sins, Col 2:

9 Appeal to be United with Christ Romans 6:4-5 To put on Christ, Rom 6:3; Gal 3:26-27 In the name of: Under authority of and in relationship with, Matt 28:19; Acts 19:4-5 9

10 An Appeal that Justifies God Luke 7:29-30 By their obedience in baptism they declared God to be just in what He required of them They accepted the will of God, cf. 7:30; Matt 3:15 They did not resist His will, Rom 9:

11 The Sinner’s Appeal to God If you believe, you may, Acts 8:36-37 Do not wait any longer, Acts 22:16 If you will receive this word, then be baptized now, Acts 2:41 Obey Jesus in faith and be saved by God’s grace, Heb 5:9; Eph 2:8-9 (1 Pet 1:22) 11


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