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Faith 101 Discovering the Faith Lesson Seven Baptism
What is Baptism? To “Baptize” – to wash with water Luther – “BAPTISM IS NOT JUST PLAIN WATER, BUT IT IS WATER INCLUDED IN GOD’S COMMAND AND COMBINED WITH GOD’S WORD.”
Special Purpose – Matthew 28 To Make Disciples Baptized into God’s Name Adopted Into His family
What are the Blessings of Holy Baptism? God gives forgiveness of sins and the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39; 22:16) Delivers from death and the devil Starts a whole new life of daily repentance and forgiveness Unites You With Christ in the new creation (Romans 6:3-5) Gives Eternal Salvation (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21)
How Can Water Do Such Great Things? Three Elements of an effective baptism Water The Word Faith which trusts such word The Reason Baptism is able to do such great things is the promise of God connected with Baptism.
It’s an EMERGENCY!!! In life threatening situations, Anyone can baptize Apply water as you say: (name) I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
To Baptize infants or not… that is the question. Those who don’t baptism is our action, testifying to our faith Question – How can an infant have faith? Those Who Do Baptism is God’s action in our lives Question- Can God give faith to an infant?
Why Do We Baptize Infants? Infants need forgiveness too (Psalm 51) Infants are included in the promise (Acts 2:39-39, Matthew 28:18-20) Jesus urges little children to be brought to Him. (Luke 18:15-17) Infants can have true faith. (Matthew 18:6)
Who is Acting in Baptism? God Child Parents Sponsor Pastor Church
Must I be baptized? Can you be saved with out baptism? Mark 16:16 What about still born babies or babies who die without being baptized? Should we baptize people without their knowledge?
Other Questions About Baptism Once baptized always saved? Do you have to be immersed? Are there any times when you should be re-baptized? What if you were baptized in another Christian denomination?