1. We Have Heard the Joyful Sound
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Mark 16:15-16
Who taught you the Gospel?
You are indebted to that person for bring you the I______ W_____ which is able to save your souls.
Without that person’s loving, patient, prayerful efforts where would you be today according to Ephesians 2:12,
Without that person, it is possible that you would be lost.
Why then does the person who brought you the Gospel not matter?
What does it take for you to be this jar of clay?
Have you heard the joyful sound?
Are you ringing out the message of salvation to those around you?
How do you look at others?
Do you see the value of their souls?
Do you see that Jesus died for them just as much as He died for you.
Who has heard the joyful sound from you?
Who needs to?
Thankful to the one who taught me
Figure out how to teach someone, anyone!
2. Shaking with Joy, Acts 16:22-34
What was the greatest earthquake USA has ever felt?
During the winter of 1811-1812, the geological fault near New Madrid, Missouri, produced some of the strongest earthquakes recorded in American history.
Between December and March, literally thousands of quakes shook the Midwest, but none compared to the one on February 7, 1812.
Church bells rang as far away as Boston, Reelfoot Lake was formed, the Mississippi River ran backwards for several hours, and even President and First Lady James and Dolly Madison felt the ground shake within the White House.
Entire villages were destroyed and countless souls perished from this massive shaking of the earth’s foundations.
How did the Jailer change?
Earthquakes breakdown but this one ...
The man who never gave a thought about salvation now ...
The man who slept during worship could now ...
The man whose body was moved found his heart ...
Thank God for the power that baptism in the blood of His Son has to change my life.
Rejoice in what I can become instead of what I was.
3. A New Life, John 3:1-2
Don’t you just love the new life of spring?
Why does it happen?
Genesis 1:11-12, 24
Reproduction is always “according to their kinds”
Why is Nicodemus confused in John 3:3-4?
Was the natural order of “after its kind” being violated?
Why or why not?
Read John 3:6 and explain why the natural law was not violated.
How can I walk in the Spirit
How can I live a sanctified and justified life.
Thank God for the new birth He has given so that I can enter into His kingdom.
4. The Pattern Works, Romans 6:3-12
What “Universal Law” did Isaac Newton discover because of an apple?
Is this law partial?
How does it help get space ships into space and submarines in the ocean?
How did Jesus change the “Universal Law of Death”?
What does this law state?
Why was this law changed?
By changing this law what did Jesus accomplish?
(1 Corinthians 15:23-24).
What is the key to breaking this law?
What is the tree parts of this pattern?
(1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
How is this pattern applied?
By obeying this pattern or standard (Romans 6:14), the law of sin and death has no more what over us?
What does your security rest in?
What someone said — sinners prayer/infant baptism, etc.
Or obedience to the standard of His glorious Gospel.
How does our hope that comes from knowing God’s power and grace change our daily walk?
Thank Him for raising His Son for me.
5. Rest Easy, Exodus 14:19-29
Who remembers the July 13, 2015 devastating flood that struck Johnson County, Kentucky.
Almost seven inches of rain fell within hours over the upper watershed of Mud Lick Creek.
A 30-foot wall of water came down the valley, sweeping away everything in its path.
Hundreds were left homeless and three tragically lost their lives.
Shortly after school resumed, a storm moved through the area.
Despite assurances that everything was fine, teachers reported that many students were terrified by the falling rain and crashing thunder.
What lessons does God want us to learn about baptism?
Thank God for His faithfulness to save and take comfort in the face of spiritual storms, trusting in His grace, mercy, and might.