WATER BAPTISM 1

By | May 5, 2017

WATER BAPTISM 1

Is Water Baptism For You?

Do you know that Bible Teaches?

Water Baptism

Should you be baptised in water?

Water baptism

Is included in the Gospel Message?

Water baptism is everywhere in the New Testament

BAPTISMS in ACTS

& OTHER New Testament Baptisms

Peter Preaches water baptism

It’s the 1st message in/to the Christian Church

ACT 2:38-41

[KJV] [Acts 2:38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Water Baptism Shows

That a person is committing him/herself fully to follow Jesus Christ

Water baptism comes after

Repentance & Faith

Repentance = being sorry for & turning away from the wrong things that you know that you have done

Faith is believing in Who Jesus is & What he has done

[KJV] [Acts 2:38]

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Turn Back To God

Turning from Sin

Forsaking Sin

Leaving the Old Life

Otherwise water baptism is a farce – joke if you don’t mean it

A desire deep within you

To stand up for Jesus

To serve God

If you don’t want to serve God DON’T get baptised

Paul is converted THEN

He is baptised

Paul Repented & had Faith – then he was baptised

ACT 22:12-16

[KJV] [Acts 22:12] And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,

13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Here are many accounts of Christians

Getting baptised in the 1st church

We should look at them

The Samaritans

– ACT 8:9-13

[KJV] [Acts 8:9] But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.

12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

The Ethiopian

– ACT 8:35-38

[KJV] [Acts 8:35] Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Cornelius & Household

ACT 10:43-48

[KJV] [Acts 10:43] To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Jailor & Household

ACT 16:30-34

[KJV] [Acts 16:30] And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Lydia a Businesswoman & family

ACT 16:14-15

[KJV] [Acts 16:14] And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

Crispus Ruler of the Synagogue

[KJV] [Acts 18:8]

[KJV] [Acts 18:8] And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

Believers at Ephesus

ACT 19:1-5 ~Paul at Ephesus

[KJV] [Acts 19:1] And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

WATER BAPTISM

Encouraging Words 2

Water baptism does NOT save

But a Christian is baptised in water because they are saved

Water baptism does not make you into a Christian

But water baptism marks you as a Christian

The Blood of Jesus (not water) cleanses

[KJV] [1 John 1:7] But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Saved by grace (not water) thru Faith

EPH 2:8-9

[KJV] [Ephesians 2:8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

New Birth – Born Again

Is cleansing

Forgiveness

These come from God

Its getting a brand new start again in life

“Baptism” – its meaning in Bible

dip, immerse or submerge

To completely cover

NT Believers were SUBMERGED in water

To be submerged or covered completely over – like being buried

You need a lot of water – not just a “sprinkle from a bowl”

You go down into the water

You come up out of the water

“PLENTY OF WATER”

[KJV] [John 3:23] And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

GOING DOWN INTO WATER

[KJV] [Acts 8:38] And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

COMING UP OUT OF WATER

[KJV] [Acts 8:39] And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

JESUS CAME UP OUT OF WATER

[KJV] [Mark 1:10] And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

SYMBOLISM OF

SUBMERGING IN WATER

Buried in baptism

[KJV] [Romans 6:4] Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Life After Death

Reasons why a Christian should be baptised

1

1st step in Obedience to Christ

2

You are following example set by Jesus

3

Baptism is a symbol of being baptised by one spirit into the body of Christ

1st step in Obedience to Christ

[KJV] [Matthew 28:19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

[KJV] [Mark 16:16] He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

You are following Jesus example

MAT 3:16-17

[KJV] [Matthew 3:16] And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jesus had no sin of his own

but he was baptised “so that he could do all that was right”

[KJV] [Matthew 3:15] And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

WATER BAPTISM

Encouraging Words 3

Baptism is symbolic

of being in the Body of Christ

It is symbol –

a mark that you belong

It is a rite of passage

It is the mark of “belonging”

All the Christians in the bible had followed the Lord in being batised

Baptism in water is practiced & taught were ever Christians were

1CO 12:12-13

[KJV] [1 Corinthians 12:12] For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Baptised in the body

Now you are part of that body

It is the place where you are born – fed – taught – grow – participate

3000 baptised into body

Enjoyed the fellowship of that body

Repent & be baptised – this is the 1st message of the Gospel – the good news

All Christians ought to be baptised

The bible firmly teaches that water baprism is part of Christianity

ACT 2:41-47

[KJV] [Acts 2:41] Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

I am identified with

Jesus In Baptism

On the cross He identified with me

In water baptism I identify myself with Him

WATER BAPTISM

Encouraging Words 4

Baptism –

Badge that I belong to Him

The Badge of Belonging

We were a badge that identifies us as belonging to Jesus

Have we been baptised?

Paul asks this question

Or rather what type of baptism did you have?

ACT 19:3-5

[KJV] [Acts 19:3] And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Become Saved

Repent, Believe & Confess

Then Show your Beliefs by Baptism in water

Confession of Faith before Baptism

ROM 10:9-10

[KJV] [Romans 10:9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

You Are Not your Own –

You Are Brought with Price

1CO 6:19-20

[KJV] [1 Corinthians 6:19] What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

WATER BAPTISM

Encouraging Words 5

The Symbol of Baptism

is Death & Resurrection

Baptised into His Death

Buried with Him

Raised to life with Him

ROM 6:2-4

[KJV] [Romans 6:2] God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Raised with Him

that we might live new life

[KJV] [Romans 6:6]

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Our old self crucified with Jesus

that the body of Sin be done away

No longer slaves to sin

Water is a watery grave

Our body – old life – the corpse

Death to old life

Now yield to God in

New Life – New Power

Old Gone – New Come

Your old live gets buried with Christ

Your funeral service is seen in water baptism

Your start

a brand new life in Christ

You rise up out

of the water of baptism just like Christ rose up form the grave

You are free to live

ROM 6:13-14

[KJV] [Romans 6:13] Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

The Symbol of Baptism

–Washing / New Life

Washed – Sanctified – Justified by Spirit

Rise up clean

into a new life with a new boss

Way to go

Separated from your old live

United with your new life

Washed & cleansed

1CO 6:9-11

[KJV] [1 Corinthians 6:9] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Symbolic of Drawing Near

[KJV] [Hebrews 10:22] Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Water Baptism means

Sincere Heart –

Cleansed to have Pure Conscience

Bodies Washed with Pure Water

Washing of

Rebirth & Renewal of Holy Spirit

Reborn Clean

Renewed by the Holy Spirit

TIT 3:4-7

[KJV] [Titus 3:4] But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Baptism is

Taking up the Challenge

To Live a Godly Life

Separated & removed form the old way we lived

Totally new way of living

Sharing the power & ability to live like Jesus

A resurrected life in power & propose

WATER BAPTISM

Encouraging Words 6

Noah & Family

fled to God for Safety

Built the Ark to save his family

They needed to escape the corruption that was in the world

They escaped the judgment & floated away to a new life

Saved by Water

Water lifted him from OLD life

Set him down on NEW way of living

1PE 3:20-22

[KJV] [1 Peter 3:20] Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Complete Covering

Judgement for Old – Joy for New

Escape to a New life

Be like Noah

Escape from your old life

Live in the power of a New Life

Do you want this?

Do you want the badge to say

“this is what I want” – “this is what I have done” ?

So here we are

Do you understand what “water baptism means?

Do you understand this?

ACT 8:36-39

[KJV] [Acts 8:36] And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

• “LOOK! Here is water –

What am I waiting for?

Why shouldn’t I be baptised?”

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