Study – Baptism   


Jesus instruction   Matthew 28:19,20     John 3:5

Peoples ideas: “getting the kids “done”,   in oil,   petals,    sprinkling,    pouring,    over the phone …

What is meant by “baptism”?
The word “baptism” comes from the greek “BAPTIZO”:  to dip, immerse, submerge.  It was used among the Greeks to signify the dyeing of a garment, the drawing of water by dipping a vessel into another.

Bible descriptions of baptism.

Jesus –  Matthew 3:13-17   Jesus came up out of the water.  Coming up implies a going down
John the Baptist  – John 3:23   Needed plenty of water
Philip   Acts 8:36-39     Philip and the man being baptised both went down into the water.  Both came up out of the water

Baptism symbolises:

Washing away of sin Acts 22:16
Jesus death, burial and resurrection for me Romans 6:3-6

Baptism is for the Christian what a wedding is for a Family

Culmination of a “getting to know you” period with a time of public commitment.
Entered into thoughtfully and with understanding of what is involved.
Learning how to please
Both involve leaving …  and joining …

Preparation for baptism

Instruction      Matthew 28:19,20
Faith     Mark 16:16
Repentance    Acts 2:38

On this basis, when should a person be baptised?

What happens at Baptism?

Baptised into the body    1 Corinthians 12:13
-What is the body?    Colossians 1:18

Receive the Holy Spirit
Jesus baptism Matthew 3:16, 17
Pentecost  Acts 2:38

Jesus is our example  1 Peter 2:21


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