THE PATTERN OF NEW
n We consider today the Biblical purpose of baptism.
n To study Baptism is not to just present dull facts,
but is thrilling in its great spiritual application and lessons.
n In the Greek dictionary, the word baptizo, immerse (
to dip, plunge, dunk, submerge, immerse.)
n By translation and definition it is immersion (Acts
8:36) “What hinders me from being immersed?”
we study the scriptures:
CAN NOTICE HOW BAPTISM ACCOMPLISHES SEVERAL THINGS WHICH EXPLAINS ITS
BAPTISM IS FOR.
1. Baptism is into the
go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
n What is the difference between
Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38?
-Matthew= Baptized into
the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
-Acts= Baptized in the
name of Jesus Christ
n There is a difference: (Acts 2:38)
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
Acts 2:38 “In the name of”-means ‘By
the authority of’.
-Jesus is both Lord and Christ. He is God.
-If Jesus is Lord I must bow to His authority.
-If Jesus says ”Be Baptized”, I
have no other choice.
Matthew 28:19 “In the name of”- means,
into the possession of.
- Thus, the one baptism, belongs to
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
n If you were baptized in the name of
Paul; would you have belonged to Paul?
n (I Corinthians 1: 12,13)
What I mean is
this: One of you says, "I follow Paul";
follow Apollos"; another, "I
still another, "I follow Christ. “Is Christ divided? Was
for you? Were you baptized into the name
-- If you were baptized in the name of Paul; you would have belonged to Paul.
BELIEF AND BAPTISM
He said to them, "Go into all the
world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is
baptized will be saved, but whoever does
n Question: When is a person saved?
n Answer: When his sins are remitted?
…When he becomes
the possession of Christ.
SINS WASHED AWAY
And now what are you waiting for?
Get up, be
baptized and wash your sins away, calling on
The time of His sins being washed
away, was the time of His
calling on the Name of the Lord.
3. Into Christ and into His death (Romans 6:3)
“Or don't you
know that all of us who were baptized into
Christ Jesus were
baptized into his death?”
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other
name under heaven
given to men by which we must be
( II Corinthians 5:17)
“ Therefore, if
anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old has gone, the
new has come! “
4. NEWNESS OF LIFE
“We were therefore buried with him through
into death in
order that, just as Christ was raised
from the dead
through the glory of the Father, we too
may live a new
- Into one body
(I Corinthians 12:13)
“For we were all
baptized by one Spirit into one body–
whether Jews or
Greeks, slave or free--and we were
all given the one
Spirit to drink.
5. Clothed with Christ
“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ
for all of you
who were baptized into Christ have
yourselves with Christ.”
6. Baptism and a clear conscience
(I Peter 3:21)
“…and this water symbolizes baptism that
you also--not the removal of dirt
from the body but
pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves
the resurrection of Jesus Christ,”
- It enables us to appeal to God for
- You cannot scripturally baptize people
who have a spiritually clean
II. WHO IS BAPTISM FOR?
people are baptized
- A disciple
is one who is taught,
believes and makes a
- Babies are not taught
- Baptism is for
people who have
for that sin.
-Baptism is part of faith
“And without faith
it is impossible to please God,
who comes to him must believe that
he exists and
that he rewards those who earnestly
“ For it is by
grace you have been saved, through faith-
-and this not
from yourselves, it is the gift of God—”
-BAPTISM MUST BE PRECEDED BY REPENTANCE (ACTS 2:38)
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING
- DO YOU TRULY BELIEVE