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Prayer
Introduction
Answering 4 questions
Begin Point 1
Why do we Baptize?
Why do we Baptize?
++ We baptize because we are commanded to as part of raising disciples.
Begin Point 2
What is Baptism?
βαπτίζω - Baptidzo
Literal English translation - I dip/immerse/dunk in water
Usually the word is accompanied by a preposition such as in, out of, and into.
Baptism by immersion is the only kind of baptism known in the Bible.
Even those who advocate for sprinkling or pouring acknowledge this and acknowledge that immersion is definitely not “wrong or incorrect”
so
What is Baptism?
++ At its simplest, Baptism is immersing a person under water
but it goes far deeper than than that.
Paul repeats much of the same in
What is Baptism?
++ It is an identification of a believer with Christ’s death, burial, and ressurection
Notice, “of a believer”
so
What is Baptism?
++ At its simplest, Baptism is immersing a person under water ++ It is an identification of a believer with Christ’s death, burial, and ressurection
but it is more.
Lets take a quick walk through baptism in Acts...
Peter at Pentacost
Philip preaching in Samaria
Peter preaching to gentiles in Cornelius’ house
What is Baptism?
++Baptism is associated with entrance into the covenant community
Application: Don’t wait to be Baptized.
Begin Point 3
Is Baptism required?
Another common error is the belief that baptism is required for salvation
Example: Paul and Ananias
Is baptism required?
++Yes and no
Begin Point 4
Who do we Baptize?
We have already answered this question:
Who do we baptize?: We baptize believers
But what is a believer?
This is the Gospel that is pictured in Baptism
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