The First Step of Obedience Acts 2:37-42
<ul><li>Acts 2:37-42  (NASV) </li></ul><ul><li>37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Pe...
<ul><li>40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, &quot;Be saved from this pe...
<ul><li>I. WHAT COMES  BEFORE  BAPTISM? </li></ul>
A PERSON MUST  HEAR  THE  WORD  OF GOD
<ul><li>Verse 40:  &quot;And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, 'Be saved fro...
A PERSON MUST  PERSONALLY  ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST
<ul><li>Verse 41:  &quot;So then, those who had received his word were baptized...&quot;   </li></ul>
INSERT DISASTER RELIEF VIDEO <ul><li>( http://www.namb.net/site/c.9qKILUOzEpH/b.4466567/ ) – active on 9.5.08 </li></ul>
<ul><li>II. WHAT IS THE  PURPOSE  OF BAPTISM?  </li></ul>
IT SYMBOLIZES THE  BURIAL  AND  RESURRECTION  OF CHRIST
<ul><li>Romans 6:3-4:  &quot;Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ have been baptized...
IT SYMBOLIZES THE BELIEVER'S  DEATH  TO SIN AND RESURRECTION TO A  NEW   LIFE  IN CHRIST
<ul><li>Romans 6: 6:  &quot;Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done awa...
BAPTISM ALSO SYMBOLIZES  OUR  RESURRECTION WHEN JESUS  COMES
<ul><li>Romans 6:8-9:  “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ,...
<ul><li>III. WHAT SHOULD COME  AFTER  BAPTISM?  </li></ul>
IT SYMBOLIZES THE  BURIAL  AND  RESURRECTION  OF CHRIST
<ul><li>Acts 2:41:  &quot;and there were added that day about three thousand souls.&quot;   </li></ul>
CHURCH  MEMBERSHIP  SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
<ul><li>Verse 47:  &quot;And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.&quot;   </li></ul>
GROWING IN  DISCIPLESHIP  SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
<ul><li>Verse 42:  &quot;they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching...&quot;   </li></ul>
FELLOWSHIP  SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
&quot; JOY &quot; SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
<ul><li>Verse 46 says that the new believers were  &quot;taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart....
 
 
 
Our Response <ul><li>Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, have you taken that first step of ob...
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Acts 02 37 Baptism:First Step of Obedience

  1. 1. The First Step of Obedience Acts 2:37-42
  2. 2. <ul><li>Acts 2:37-42 (NASV) </li></ul><ul><li>37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, &quot;Brethren, what shall we do?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>38 Peter said to them, &quot;Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; </li></ul><ul><li>and you will receive the gift of </li></ul><ul><li>the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>39 &quot;For the promise is for you and </li></ul><ul><li>your children and for all who </li></ul><ul><li>are far off, as many as the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>our God will call to Himself.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, &quot;Be saved from this perverse generation!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. </li></ul><ul><li>42 They were continually </li></ul><ul><li>devoting themselves to the </li></ul><ul><li>apostles' teaching and to </li></ul><ul><li>fellowship, to the breaking of </li></ul><ul><li>bread and to prayer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>I. WHAT COMES BEFORE BAPTISM? </li></ul>
  5. 5. A PERSON MUST HEAR THE WORD OF GOD
  6. 6. <ul><li>Verse 40: &quot;And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, 'Be saved from this perverse generation.'&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 10:17: &quot;Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. A PERSON MUST PERSONALLY ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST
  8. 8. <ul><li>Verse 41: &quot;So then, those who had received his word were baptized...&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. INSERT DISASTER RELIEF VIDEO <ul><li>( http://www.namb.net/site/c.9qKILUOzEpH/b.4466567/ ) – active on 9.5.08 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>II. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BAPTISM? </li></ul>
  11. 11. IT SYMBOLIZES THE BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
  12. 12. <ul><li>Romans 6:3-4: &quot;Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through </li></ul><ul><li>the glory of the Father, </li></ul><ul><li>so we too might walk </li></ul><ul><li>in newness of life.&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT SYMBOLIZES THE BELIEVER'S DEATH TO SIN AND RESURRECTION TO A NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
  14. 14. <ul><li>Romans 6: 6: &quot;Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Verse 8: &quot;Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.&quot; </li></ul>
  15. 15. BAPTISM ALSO SYMBOLIZES OUR RESURRECTION WHEN JESUS COMES
  16. 16. <ul><li>Romans 6:8-9: “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>III. WHAT SHOULD COME AFTER BAPTISM? </li></ul>
  18. 18. IT SYMBOLIZES THE BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
  19. 19. <ul><li>Acts 2:41: &quot;and there were added that day about three thousand souls.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 20. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
  21. 21. <ul><li>Verse 47: &quot;And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.&quot; </li></ul>
  22. 22. GROWING IN DISCIPLESHIP SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
  23. 23. <ul><li>Verse 42: &quot;they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching...&quot; </li></ul>
  24. 24. FELLOWSHIP SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
  25. 25. &quot; JOY &quot; SHOULD FOLLOW BAPTISM
  26. 26. <ul><li>Verse 46 says that the new believers were &quot;taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart...&quot; </li></ul>
  27. 30. Our Response <ul><li>Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, have you taken that first step of obedience and followed him in baptism? </li></ul>
  28. 31. The First Step of Obedience Acts 2:37-42

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