|Jesus instruction Matthew 28:19,20 John 3:5
Peoples ideas: “getting the kids “done”, in oil, petals, sprinkling, pouring, over the phone …
What is meant by “baptism”?
The word “baptism” comes from the greek “BAPTIZO”: to dip, immerse, submerge. It was used among the Greeks to signify the dyeing of a garment, the drawing of water by dipping a vessel into another.
Bible descriptions of baptism.
Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus came up out of the water. Coming up implies a going down
John the Baptist – John 3:23 Needed plenty of water
Philip Acts 8:36-39 Philip and the man being baptised both went down into the water. Both came up out of the water
Washing away of sin Acts 22:16
Jesus death, burial and resurrection for me Romans 6:3-6
Baptism is for the Christian what a wedding is for a Family
Culmination of a “getting to know you” period with a time of public commitment.
Entered into thoughtfully and with understanding of what is involved.
Learning how to please
Both involve leaving … and joining …
Preparation for baptism
Instruction Matthew 28:19,20
Faith Mark 16:16
Repentance Acts 2:38
On this basis, when should a person be baptised?
What happens at Baptism?
Baptised into the body 1 Corinthians 12:13
-What is the body? Colossians 1:18
Receive the Holy Spirit
Jesus baptism Matthew 3:16, 17
Pentecost Acts 2:38
Jesus is our example 1 Peter 2:21
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