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Baptism

WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

  • To follow the example set by Jesus.
  • "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John

    in the river." Mark 1:9

  • Because Christ did it.
  • "Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples:

    baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

    and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I

    will be with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

  • It demonstrates that I really am a believer.
  • " ...many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized."

    Acts 18:8

    " We know that we have come to know Him if we keep His

    commands." 1 John 2:3

    WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BAPTISM?

  • It illustrates Christ's death and resurrection.
  • "Christ died for our sins...He was buried...and He rose again."

    1 Corinthians 15:3-4

    "For when you were baptized you were buried with Christ, and in

    baptism you were also raised with Christ." Colossians 2:2

  • It illustrates my new life as a Christian.
  • "When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new

    person inside. The old life has passed and a new life has begun! "

    2 Corinthians 5:17

    "By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and share His death,

    in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead...so also we

    may live a new life." Romans 6:4

    WHY BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION?

  • Because Jesus was baptized that way.
  • "As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water."

    Matthew 3:16

  • Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
  • (Example) "...then both Philip and the man went down into the water

    and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water..."

    Acts 8:38-39

  • The word "baptize" means to immerse in water.
  • WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?

  • Every person who has believed in Christ.
  • "Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized..."

    Acts 2:41

    WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

  • As soon as you have believed!
  • "Those who believed ... were baptized...that day!" Acts 2:41

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