THE GREAT COMMISSION IN TEN PARTS Part 6
PART SIX: THE ACT (OF OBEDIENCE): BAPTISM
The five accounts of the Great Commission are in: <ul><li>Matthew 28; </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24...
Here is a summary of the first five points: <ul><li>1  The authority behind it:  Jesus Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>2  The o...
<ul><li>3  The place: </li></ul><ul><li>All the world and everyone in it.   </li></ul><ul><li>4  The method: </li></ul><ul...
Let us ask and answer six questions.
What is the baptism of the Great Commission? <ul><li>On the negative side, the baptism of the Great Commission is  not :  ...
<ul><ul><li>Examples of  Holy Spirit baptism  are limited to the apostles & 1 st  gentile converts   </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>An improper “mode”   </li></ul><ul><li>(such as sprinkling or pouring).   </li></ul><ul><li>On the positive side, ...
<ul><li>“ Immersion”  baptizō  </li></ul><ul><li>to  make   whelmed   </li></ul><ul><li>(that is,  fully   wet );  used o...
<ul><li>Acts 8:36-39 NET   Now as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, &quot;Look...
<ul><li>ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch  went down into the water , and Philip baptized him.  ...
Ephesians 5:26  NET  to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word,  All commentators of repu...
<ul><li>the waters of baptism.  </li></ul><ul><li>But the washing of the  </li></ul><ul><li>water would be of no  </li></u...
<ul><ul><li>The one baptism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:5  NET   one Lord, one faith, one baptism,  A burial </li><...
<ul><ul><li>been raised with him through your faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
who have been  taught . Matthew 28:19   MKJV  Therefore go and  teach  all nations,  baptizing  them in the name of the Fa...
<ul><li>Baptism  is  for those who  believe   Acts 18:8  NET   Crispus, the president of the synagogue,  believed  in the ...
<ul><li>it  believed  and were  baptized .  Mark   16:16  NET   The one who  believes  and is  baptized  will be  saved , ...
<ul><li>Baptism  is  for those who are  guilty of sin   Acts 2:38  NET   Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and each one of...
<ul><li>sins ,   and you will  </li></ul><ul><li>receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.   </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism  is  for...
<ul><li>Luke 24:47  NET   and  repentance  for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beg...
<ul><li>Acts 3:19  NET   Therefore  repent  and  turn back  so that your sins may be wiped out,  Baptism  is  for those wh...
<ul><li>and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  (This verse in not in the majority of the manuscripts.) ...
<ul><li>was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they began to be baptized, bo...
How should I be baptized?  In water <ul><li>Acts 8:36  NET   ...they came to some  water , …What is to stop me from being ...
<ul><li>down into the water , Philip baptized him.   39   …they  came up out of the water …  Ephesians 5:26  NET   …sancti...
<ul><li>In much water </li></ul><ul><li>John 3:23  NET   John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim,  because water was p...
<ul><li>I should go into the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3:13  NET   Then Jesus came from Galilee to John to be bapti...
<ul><li>coming up out of the water .. 17   ..voice from heaven said, &quot;This is my one dear Son; in him I take great de...
<ul><li>I should be  buried  in the water.  Romans 6:3  NET   Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ...
<ul><li>buried with him   through   baptism  into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the...
<ul><li>Colossians 2:12  NET   Having been  buried  with him in  baptism , you also have been raised with him through your...
<ul><li>I will be  washed  pure from sin.  Titus 3:5  NET   he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done bu...
<ul><li>the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,   Hebrews 10:22  NET   let us draw near with a sincere heart in...
<ul><li>had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies  washed  in pure water.  Acts 22:16  NET   A...
<ul><li>be baptized, and have your sins  washed  away, calling on his name.'  </li></ul><ul><li>I should be resurrected,  ...
<ul><li>with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was  raised from the dead  through the glory of ...
<ul><li>become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his  resu...
<ul><li>Matthew 3:16  NET   After Jesus was   baptized …he was  coming up out of the water. ..  Acts 8:39  NET   Now when ...
Why should I be baptized?   For the remission of sins. <ul><ul><li>We are lost apart from obedience to God. </li></ul></ul...
<ul><ul><li>Romans 5:8   NET   But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died ...
<ul><ul><li>death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Jesus died for my sins.  Matthew 26:28  ...
<ul><ul><li>that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luke 19:10  NET  For the S...
<ul><ul><li>Matthew 11:28  NET  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><ul><li>and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.   30   For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is...
<ul><li>I need His blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 7:27  NET   He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to o...
<ul><li>people, since he did this in offering himself once for all.  Hebrews 9:22   NET   Indeed according to the law almo...
<ul><li>shedding of blood there is no forgiveness .. 26  .. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of th...
<ul><li>people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,   28   so also, after Christ was offered once to bear...
<ul><li>a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.  John 1:29  NET   On the next day John saw Jesus coming tow...
<ul><li>who takes away the  </li></ul><ul><li>sin of the world! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baptism is where the benefits of His...
<ul><li>Matthew 26:28  NET   for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many for the forgiven...
<ul><li>Acts 2:38  NET   Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for...
<ul><li>Acts 22:16  NET   And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling o...
<ul><li>1 Peter 3:21  NET   And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you - not the washing off of physical dirt but th...
<ul><li>Romans 6:3  NET   Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?...
<ul><li>through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father,...
What are the effects of baptism? <ul><li>Obedience to God. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 10:48  NET   So he gave orders to have t...
<ul><li>Revelation 22:14  NET   Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can...
<ul><li>Hebrews 5:8  NET   Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered.   9   And by being ...
<ul><li>It fulfills righteousness  </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3:15  NET   So Jesus replied to him, &quot;Let it happen now,...
<ul><li>Acts 10:34  NET   Then Peter started speaking: &quot;I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in d...
<ul><li>who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him.   </li></ul><ul><li>Psalms 119:172  NET   May my tong...
<ul><li>Matthew 25:46  NET   And these will depart into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.&quot; </l...
<ul><li>Our sins are washed away; </li></ul><ul><li>we are pure. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 22:16  NET   And now what are you ...
<ul><li>Hebrews 10:22   NET   let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have ha...
<ul><li>We are saved </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 5:8  NET   Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things h...
<ul><li>source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,  1 Peter 3:21  NET   …baptism, which now saves you… Mark 16:16  N...
<ul><li>We are put into Christ and His body/church/kingdom;   </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 6:3  NET   Or do you not know that ...
<ul><li>4   Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised fro...
<ul><li>so we too may live a new life.   5   For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will c...
<ul><li>Galatians 3:27  NET   For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. </li></ul>
<ul><li>1 Corinthians 12:13  NET   For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves ...
<ul><li>John 3:3  NET  Jesus replied, &quot;I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see...
<ul><li>man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother's womb and be born a second time, can he?&quot;   5   Jesus...
<ul><li>&quot;I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God...
<ul><li>Colossians 1:13  NET   He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he ...
<ul><li>Acts 2:47  NET   praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number ...
<ul><li>We are made heirs; </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:16  NET   The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are...
<ul><li>(namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified ...
<ul><li>1 Peter 1:4  NET   that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven fo...
When should I be baptized? <ul><li>When I believe what the Bible says about baptism  </li></ul><ul><li>(note the way that ...
<ul><li>Acts 2:37  NET   Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apos...
<ul><li>Acts 9:6  NET   But stand up and enter the city and you will be told what you must do.&quot; </li></ul>
<ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 6:2  NET   For he says, &quot;I heard you at the acceptable time, and in the...
<ul><li>James 4:14  NET   You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a </li></ul><ul><li>puff of ...
<ul><li>Acts 2:41  NET   So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three </li></ul><ul><li>thous...
<ul><li>Immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 9:18  NET   Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he could ...
<ul><li>Acts 16:33   NET   At that hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and all his family were...
In light of the fact that baptism is mentioned so often in the New Testament, and in light of the fact that the above ques...
answered in the New Testament,  and in light of the fact that almost no one teaches these things , the emphasis on this su...
If you have never studied this subject, or if you have never obeyed this commandment, please take the time immediately to ...
Remember, it was Jesus Who made it part of the Great Commission.
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Great Commission 6

  1. 1. THE GREAT COMMISSION IN TEN PARTS Part 6
  2. 2. PART SIX: THE ACT (OF OBEDIENCE): BAPTISM
  3. 3. The five accounts of the Great Commission are in: <ul><li>Matthew 28; </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24; </li></ul><ul><li>John 20; </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Here is a summary of the first five points: <ul><li>1 The authority behind it: Jesus Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>2 The obligation: </li></ul><ul><li>Go. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3 The place: </li></ul><ul><li>All the world and everyone in it. </li></ul><ul><li>4 The method: </li></ul><ul><li>Teach. </li></ul><ul><li>5 The message: </li></ul><ul><li>Hear, believe, repent, confess Christ, and be baptized. . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Let us ask and answer six questions.
  7. 7. What is the baptism of the Great Commission? <ul><li>On the negative side, the baptism of the Great Commission is not : </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit baptism </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Examples of Holy Spirit baptism are limited to the apostles & 1 st gentile converts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John 14-16 ; Acts 1,2,10:44-48 </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism in fire </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3:10-12 indicates this </li></ul><ul><li>is punishment </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>An improper “mode” </li></ul><ul><li>(such as sprinkling or pouring). </li></ul><ul><li>On the positive side, the baptism of the Great Commission is : </li></ul><ul><li>Immersion in water. </li></ul>John’s baptism is no longer in effect. Acts 19:1-6
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Immersion” baptizō </li></ul><ul><li>to make whelmed </li></ul><ul><li>(that is, fully wet ); used only </li></ul><ul><li>(in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution , </li></ul><ul><li>especially (technically) of the ordinance of </li></ul><ul><li>Christian baptism : (Strongs) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Acts 8:36-39 NET Now as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, &quot;Look, there is water! What is to stop me from being baptized?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>37 (TEXT OMITTED) 38 So he </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water , and Philip baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water , the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ephesians 5:26 NET to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word, All commentators of repute in all bodies refer this to baptism. All in the church pass through
  14. 14. <ul><li>the waters of baptism. </li></ul><ul><li>But the washing of the </li></ul><ul><li>water would be of no </li></ul><ul><li>avail without the word. </li></ul><ul><li>The power is in the word of </li></ul><ul><li>the Lord which offers </li></ul><ul><li>the gospel and commands baptism. (PNT) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>The one baptism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:5 NET one Lord, one faith, one baptism, A burial </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 2:12 NET Having been buried with him in baptism, you also have </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>been raised with him through your faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who should be baptized? Baptism is for those </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. who have been taught . Matthew 28:19 MKJV Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
  18. 18. <ul><li>Baptism is for those who believe Acts 18:8 NET Crispus, the president of the synagogue, believed in the Lord together with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians who heard about </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>it believed and were baptized . Mark 16:16 NET The one who believes and is baptized will be saved , but the one who does not believe will be condemned . </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Baptism is for those who are guilty of sin Acts 2:38 NET Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>sins , and you will </li></ul><ul><li>receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism is for those who are penitent (have repented). </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Luke 24:47 NET and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Acts 3:19 NET Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out, Baptism is for those who confess Christ. Acts 8:37 MKJV Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, it is lawful. And he answered </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (This verse in not in the majority of the manuscripts.) Baptism is for men and women. Acts 8:12 NET But when they believed Philip as he </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they began to be baptized, both men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism is not for infants – for they do not meet (nor can they meet) any of the above criteria. </li></ul>
  26. 26. How should I be baptized? In water <ul><li>Acts 8:36 NET ...they came to some water , …What is to stop me from being baptized?&quot; 37 … 38 …Philip and the eunuch went </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>down into the water , Philip baptized him. 39 …they came up out of the water … Ephesians 5:26 NET …sanctify her…cleansing…with the washing of the water … </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>In much water </li></ul><ul><li>John 3:23 NET John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there , and people were coming to him and being baptized. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>I should go into the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3:13 NET Then Jesus came from Galilee to John to be baptized by him in the Jordan River . 14..15..16 After Jesus was baptized, just as he was </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>coming up out of the water .. 17 ..voice from heaven said, &quot;This is my one dear Son; in him I take great delight.&quot; Acts 8:38 NET … (they) went down into the water.. came up out of the water, </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>I should be buried in the water. Romans 6:3 NET Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? </li></ul><ul><li>4 Therefore we have been </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Colossians 2:12 NET Having been buried with him in baptism , you also have been raised with him through your faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>I will be washed pure from sin. Titus 3:5 NET he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, Hebrews 10:22 NET let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. Acts 22:16 NET And now what are you waiting for? Get up, </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.' </li></ul><ul><li>I should be resurrected, come up out of the water Romans 6:4 NET Therefore we have been buried </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection . </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Matthew 3:16 NET After Jesus was baptized …he was coming up out of the water. .. Acts 8:39 NET Now when they came up out of the water ,… </li></ul>
  41. 41. Why should I be baptized? For the remission of sins. <ul><ul><li>We are lost apart from obedience to God. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 3:23 NET for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><ul><li>Romans 5:8 NET But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23 NET For the payoff of sin is </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><ul><li>death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus died for my sins. Matthew 26:28 NET for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><ul><li>that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luke 19:10 NET For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><ul><li>Matthew 11:28 NET Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rest. 29 Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><ul><li>and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>I need His blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 7:27 NET He has no need to do every day what those priests do, to offer sacrifices first for their own sins and then for the sins of the </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>people, since he did this in offering himself once for all. Hebrews 9:22 NET Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>shedding of blood there is no forgiveness .. 26 .. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice. 27 And just as </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, 28 so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation. John 1:29 NET On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, &quot;Look, the Lamb of God </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>who takes away the </li></ul><ul><li>sin of the world! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baptism is where the benefits of His blood are received. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>Matthew 26:28 NET for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>Acts 2:38 NET Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>Acts 22:16 NET And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.' </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>1 Peter 3:21 NET And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you - not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a goodconscience to God - </li></ul><ul><li>through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>Romans 6:3 NET Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with him </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life. </li></ul>
  59. 59. What are the effects of baptism? <ul><li>Obedience to God. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 10:48 NET So he gave orders to have them baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…. </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Revelation 22:14 NET Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>Hebrews 5:8 NET Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. 9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, </li></ul>
  62. 62. <ul><li>It fulfills righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 3:15 NET So Jesus replied to him, &quot;Let it happen now, for it is right for us to fulfill all righteousness.&quot; Then John yielded to him. </li></ul>
  63. 63. <ul><li>Acts 10:34 NET Then Peter started speaking: &quot;I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people, 35 but in every nation the person </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalms 119:172 NET May my tongue sing about your instructions, for all your commands are just. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>Matthew 25:46 NET And these will depart into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.&quot; </li></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><li>Our sins are washed away; </li></ul><ul><li>we are pure. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 22:16 NET And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.' </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>Hebrews 10:22 NET let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>We are saved </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 5:8 NET Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. 9 And by being perfected in this way, he became the </li></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><li>source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 1 Peter 3:21 NET …baptism, which now saves you… Mark 16:16 NET …believes… baptized…saved… </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>We are put into Christ and His body/church/kingdom; </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 6:3 NET Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ were baptized into his death? </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>4 Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>so we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection. </li></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><li>Galatians 3:27 NET For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>1 Corinthians 12:13 NET For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit. </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>John 3:3 NET Jesus replied, &quot;I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.&quot; 4 Nicodemus said to him, &quot;How can a </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother's womb and be born a second time, can he?&quot; 5 Jesus answered, </li></ul>
  77. 77. <ul><li>&quot;I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. </li></ul>
  78. 78. <ul><li>Colossians 1:13 NET He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves, </li></ul>
  79. 79. <ul><li>Acts 2:47 NET praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved. </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>We are made heirs; </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:16 NET The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God's children. 17 And if children, then heirs </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>(namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him. </li></ul>
  82. 82. <ul><li>1 Peter 1:4 NET that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, </li></ul>
  83. 83. When should I be baptized? <ul><li>When I believe what the Bible says about baptism </li></ul><ul><li>(note the way that </li></ul><ul><li>questioners responded) </li></ul>
  84. 84. <ul><li>Acts 2:37 NET Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, &quot;What should we do, brothers?“ </li></ul>
  85. 85. <ul><li>Acts 9:6 NET But stand up and enter the city and you will be told what you must do.&quot; </li></ul>
  86. 86. <ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 6:2 NET For he says, &quot;I heard you at the acceptable time, and in the day of salvation I </li></ul><ul><li>helped you.&quot; Look, now is the acceptable time; look, now is the day of salvation ! </li></ul>
  87. 87. <ul><li>James 4:14 NET You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a </li></ul><ul><li>puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. </li></ul>
  88. 88. <ul><li>Acts 2:41 NET So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three </li></ul><ul><li>thousand people were added. </li></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>Immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 9:18 NET Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, </li></ul>
  90. 90. <ul><li>Acts 16:33 NET At that hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized right away. </li></ul>
  91. 91. In light of the fact that baptism is mentioned so often in the New Testament, and in light of the fact that the above questions are definitely
  92. 92. answered in the New Testament, and in light of the fact that almost no one teaches these things , the emphasis on this subject is entirely appropriate.
  93. 93. If you have never studied this subject, or if you have never obeyed this commandment, please take the time immediately to attend to it.
  94. 94. Remember, it was Jesus Who made it part of the Great Commission.
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