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Baptism Weekend 2021

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WE EXIST TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW JESUS AND FIND PURPOSE
RAISED TO LIFE
PETER — APOSTLE — ONE OF THE BIG 3 — CLOSE TO JESUS
HE WAS WITH CHRIST BUT… NOT REALLY
Dragging Jesus to cross — Taken — This is Peter’s response:
Peter Followed at a distance — Sometimes we are following Jesus… but at a distance — Yeah i’m with him but… not too close...
Luke 22:55 NLT
55 The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.
PETER TOOK A SEAT WITH THE CROWD — Savior led away — Peter sits
BAPTISM IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO FROM SITTING IN THE CROWD TO STANDING UNASHAMED
Luke 22:56–59 NLT
56 A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, “This man was one of Jesus’ followers!” 57 But Peter denied it. “Woman,” he said, “I don’t even know him!” 58 After a while someone else looked at him and said, “You must be one of them!” “No, man, I’m not!” Peter retorted. 59 About an hour later someone else insisted, “This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too.”
PETER LOOKED LIKE HE FOLLOWED JESUS
Verse in insta bio — Philippians 4:13 tattoo — From a place where people followed Jesus — hung out with people who followed Jesus — But not really.... Proved that here.
HOW DOES HE JUST LIE LIKE THAT?
PETER YOU WERE WITH HIM FOR ALL THOSE MIRACLES
Walking on water — fed 5000 — healed your mother in law...
WHAT IF PETER WASN’T ACTUALLY LYING?
JERSEY VS RING ILLUSTRATION
IT’S ONE THING TO BE A FAN — IT’S A WHOLE NOTHER THING TO WEAR THE RING
BAPTISM IS THE RING
BAPTISM IS THE WEDDING RING — IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU MARRIED BUT IT SHOWS TO THE WORLD WHO YOU BELONG TO
BAPTIZED AS A BABY?? — AWESOME EXPERIENCE… FOR THEM… NOT YOU
BAPTISM ISNT A MEMBERSHIP THING
IN ACTS 2 EVERYTHING CHANGES FOR PETER
Acts 2:14 NIV
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.
Acts 2:15–17 (NIV)
15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
WHAT IF TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO GO FROM SITTING TO STANDING?
Acts 2:36–40 (NIV)
36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “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. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them
IM NOT PRESSURING YOU — IM PLEADING WITH YOU — BECAUSE I KNOW THE POWER OF IT
THE MOST BASIC STEP A FOLLOWER OF JESUS SHOULD TAKE — IF YOU WONT TAKE THE MOST BASIC STEP HOW CAN YOU GROW?
Acts 2:41 (NIV)
41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
AFTER 3 MONTH CONFIRMATION — AFTER THEY PRAYED ABOUT IT — AFTER THEY MADE SURE THEIR FAMILY WAS THERE — NO… THAT DAY
WHY SHOULDN’T THIS DAY BE THAT DAY FOR YOU?
COULD THIS DAY BE THE DAY A DAD SETS THE EXAMPLE FOR HIS FAMILY — AN ENTIRE FAMILY COMES TOGETHER AND MAKES THIS COMMITMENT TOGETHER — A HS STUDENT LEADS THE WAY FOR THEIR FAMILY?
BUT PASTOR CODY… I WASN’T PLANNING ON THIS.
— BUT _______ ILLUSTRATION
WHY NOT MAKE TODAY… YOUR DAY?
SIMPLE OBEDIENCE CAN LEAD TO INCREDIBLE CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE
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