LCF’s Baptism Course
Baptism Course Outline
I. Why should I be baptized?
II. When should I be baptized?
III. How should I be baptized?
IV. By whose authority should I be baptized?
V. What does baptism signify?
2:38 Repent The Greek word used here, metanoeō, denotes a change of mind, will, or actions. Peter calls the people to believe that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the OT.
Peter’s exhortation involves two actions: repentance and baptism. These are connected with two promises: forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. In Acts, Luke presents saving faith, repentance, forgiveness, baptism, and the gift of the Spirit as interrelated aspects of embracing Jesus and coming to belong to the people of God in Christ.