Subtitle: 
Updated February 2009
Author: 
David Livingston

Table of Contents:

  1. Baptism 1234
  2. Scripture
  3. Five Reasons Baptists Don’t Sprinkle Infants
  4. Sharing Our Testimony
  5. Sermons
    • “I Baptize You With Water”
    • “Buried and Raised in Baptism Through Faith”
    • “What Is Baptism and Does It Save?”
    • What Baptism Portrays”
    • "How Do Circumcision and Baptism Correspond?”

Baptism

Baptism is dipping a person under water in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, in order to symbolize on the outside a spiritual change on the inside.

  1. Circle the key words or phrases in the following Scriptures.

    “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all who the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:38-39).

    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).

    “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:3-4).

    “Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead” (Colossians 2:12).

    “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ has clothed yourselves with Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27).

  2. In the above Scriptures, what do we learn about baptism (answer briefly): Spiritual change (Acts 2:38-39), outward sign (Matthew 28:19-20), union with Jesus (Romans 6:3-4), Jesus’ example (Mark 1:9), importance of faith (Colossians 2:12; Galatians 3:26-27).
  3. Do a verse study using the form on the back of this page.
  4. Memorize Matthew 28:19-20.

Verse Study Form

Using the verse(s) you selected from the previous page, complete this verse study form.

  1. Verse Reference:
  2. List two key words and definte them:

    Key Word:
    Definition:

    Key Word:
    Definition:

  3. What does the verse say (paraphrase it in your own words)?
  4. How can I apply the truth of this verse to my life today?

Baptism

1. John the Baptist 

2. Jesus Baptized & Baptizing 

3. Baptism in Acts 

4. New Testament Letters 

- Prophet

- Why did he get baptized?

- The Holy Spirit & baptism 

- Baptism of the Spirit

- Prepares for the
coming Messiah

- Why didn't he actually do
baptisms personally?

- Baptisms are accompanied
by signs & wonders - to
confirm the promise of God

- Baptism in water

- Preached "repentance"  

 

 

 

- Practiced a baptism of repentance

 

 

 

 

  • Mark 1:4 (NASB) John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
  • Luke 3:3 (NASB) And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
  • Romans 6:4 (NASB) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
  • Ephesians 4:5 (NASB) One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
  • Colossians 2:12 (NASB) Having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
  • 1 Peter 3:21 (NASB) And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Matthew 3:6 (NASB) And they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
  • Matthew 3:16 (NASB) And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him.
  • Mark 1:5 (NASB) And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
  • Mark 1:8 (NASB) I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
  • Mark 1:9 (NASB) And it came about in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
  • Mark 16:16 (NASB) He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
  • Luke 3:21 (NASB) Now it came about when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also was baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened.
  • Luke 7:30 (NASB) But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
  • John 3:23 (NASB) And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and they were coming and were being baptized.
  • Acts 1:5 (NASB) For John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
  • Acts 2:38 (NASB) And Peter said to them, “Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Acts 2:41 (NASB) So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
  • Acts 8:12 (NASB) But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
  • Acts 8:13 (NASB) And even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip; and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
  • Acts 8:36 (NASB) And as they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
  • Acts 8:38 (NASB) And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch; and he baptized him.
  • Acts 9:18 (NASB) And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he arose and was baptized.
  • Acts 10:47 (NASB) Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?
  • Acts 10:48 (NASB) And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
  • Acts 16:15 (NASB) And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
  • Acts 16:33 (NASB) And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household.
  • Acts 18:8 (NASB) And Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
  • Acts 19:5 (NASB) And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
  • Acts 22:16 (NASB) And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.
  • Romans 6:3 (NASB) Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
  • 1 Corinthians 1:13 (NASB) Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
  • 1 Corinthians 1:14 (NASB) I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:15 (NASB) That no man should say you were baptized in my name.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:16 (NASB) Now I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any other.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:2 (NASB) And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13 (NASB) For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves of free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:29 (NASB) Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?
  • Galatians 3:27 (NASB) For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
  • John 1:33 (NASB) And I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, “He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the one who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.”
  • Matthew 3:11 (NASB) As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:17 (NASB) For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, that the cross of Christ should not be made void.
  • Romans 6:4 (NASB) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
  • Ezekiel 36:25 (NASB) Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
  • Hebrews 9:13 (NASB) For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
  • Hebrews 11:28 (NASB) By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the first-born might not touch them.
  • Acts 22:16 (NASB) And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.
  • Ephesians 5:26 (NASB) That He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.
  • Titus 3:5 (NASB) He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.

Five Reasons Baptists Don’t Sprinkle Infants

 

PRACTICING OUR FAITH BY SHARING OUR TESTIMONY

Text: 1 Peter 3:13-16
Theme: What is God doing right now in my life that I am responsible to tell others?

I. MY JOURNEY OF FAITH
Think of your life experience according to the diagram below, and write out the most significant matters in each part.

(Diagram available only on the attached PDF) 

A. BIRTH TO FIRST “RELIGIOUS” MEMORIES
B. FROM “RELIGION” TO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
C. FROM CONVERSION TO THE PRESENT

Sermons

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