May 2 | Baptism

May 2, 2021

What is baptism? And why do it?
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John the Baptizer required that everyone repent and be baptized.

  • His was to prepare your life for the coming of the Messiah/kingdom of God
  • Note: Acts 19:1-7 ERV 

Even Jesus taught his way of being baptized.

Note: Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

1st Make them into a disciple of Christ

  • Follow him, his ways and his teachings

2nd Baptize them

    • Sign of relationship with the Rabbi, Jesus
    • Showing of complete commitment to his ways
    • Sign of your death in Christ
  • Note: Romans 6:4-10 ERV
  • Shows that we have rising to life in Christ

3rd The proclamation of it is done in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • Shows the wonder of our unity with the Godhead
  • Jesus is teaching a complete union between us and God himself
  • All the fulness of God is now dwelling within us
  • Baptism shows the unity of the believer with the oneness of God

4th Teach them the ways of truth, the teachings of Christ

  • Our new relationship with the Messiah
  • You have died to sin
  • You have risen to new life
  • Your relationship with God is complete
  • The death of your old self is sure and this new life is now yours to live
  • You are no longer a slave to sin, you are now free to live for Jesus

This wonderful act, your baptism, shows a public profession of your faith in Jesus, the true Messiah.

Your baptism shows your relationship with One who was prophesied to come.

  • Col. 2:9-15 ERV