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Every Spiritual Blessing Jan 2009

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Every Spiritual Blessing Jan 2009

  1. 1. EVERY Spiritual Blessing IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE
  2. 2. What the Scriptures say is important because <ul><li>They are the words of life . </li></ul><ul><li>John 6:63 - It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life . </li></ul>God’s word is truth. John 17:17 - Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. Knowing the truth will set us free. John 8:31-32 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him , If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. All scripture is inspired by God 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness , [17] that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. We will be judged by the Scriptures. John 12:47-48 - And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. [48] He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. We have looked at 5 reasons why Scriptures play an important role in the life of every believer
  3. 3. Which is more important? <ul><li>Will you and I be judged by one another’s opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. </li></ul>What do the Scriptures say? or…. What I think is…..
  4. 4. Which is more important? <ul><li>Will you and I be judged by one another’s feelings? </li></ul><ul><li>John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. </li></ul>What do the Scriptures say? or…. What I feel is…..
  5. 5. EVERY Spiritual Blessing IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE
  6. 6. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Ephesians 1:3
  7. 7. How many blessings has God blessed us with? <ul><li>Every one. Not some, most or a few but every one. </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that is a spiritual blessing God has given in Christ. </li></ul>
  8. 8. REDEMPTION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Romans 3:24 - being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus ,
  9. 9. ETERNAL LIFE REDEMPTION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  10. 10. ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION REDEMPTION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus , who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
  11. 11. ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Romans 8:39 - nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord .
  12. 12. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Romans 12:5 - so we, being many, are one body in Christ , and individually members of one another .
  13. 13. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:2 - To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus , called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
  14. 14. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION FREEDOM THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Galatians 2:4 - And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus , that they might bring us into bondage),
  15. 15. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION FREEDOM VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14 - Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ , and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
  16. 16. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION FREEDOM VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation ; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
  17. 17. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION FREEDOM JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Galatians 2:17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ , we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not!
  18. 18. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION ADOPTION FREEDOM JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Galatians 3:26 - For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus .
  19. 19. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Galatians 3:28 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus .
  20. 20. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Ephesians 1:12 - we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.
  21. 21. ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Ephesians 2:13 - But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
  22. 22. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Ephesians 3:6 - that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
  23. 23. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Ephesians 4:32 - and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you .
  24. 24. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Philippians 3:9 - and be found in him , not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith;
  25. 25. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Philippians 3:14 - I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
  26. 26. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 2 Timothy 2:10 - Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory.
  27. 27. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Hebrews 3:14 - For we share in Christ , if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end,
  28. 28. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 1 Peter 5:14 - Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you that are in Christ.
  29. 29. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. Colossians 1:28 - Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ .
  30. 30. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 1 Timothy 1:14 - and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
  31. 31. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Here are some of the spiritual blessings to be found in Christ. 2 Timothy 2:1 - You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus ,
  32. 32. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Scriptures say these blessings are found in Christ.
  33. 33. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE God is offering every Spiritual Blessing In Christ
  34. 34. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE We have been given by our Creator the ability to choose
  35. 35. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Do you want to receive these spiritual blessings that are found in Christ?
  36. 36. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE How do we get into Christ ?
  37. 37. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>Romans 16:7 - Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners; they are men of note among the apostles, and they were in Christ before me . </li></ul>
  38. 38. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>The Scriptures speak of in Christ as a location or a place of abiding. “they were in Christ .” As you may be in a car or in a boat or even in a house, you can be in Christ . </li></ul>
  39. 39. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>John 15:4-7 - Abide in me , and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me . [5] I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me , and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. [6] If a man does not abide in me , he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. [7] If you abide in me , and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. </li></ul>
  40. 40. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>What do the Scriptures say? </li></ul>Can one pray his way into Christ?
  41. 41. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>You can take an exhaustive concordance of the Bible and you will not find one single Scripture that says that you can pray your way into Christ. </li></ul>They don’t say it!
  42. 42. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>Isn’t it strange that people think that they can pray their way into Christ but that there is not one single Scripture that says so? </li></ul>
  43. 43. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>What do the Scriptures say? </li></ul>Can one fast his way into Christ?
  44. 44. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>You can take an exhaustive concordance of the Bible and you will not find one single Scripture that says that you can fast your way into Christ . </li></ul>They don’t say that!
  45. 45. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>Isn’t it strange that people think that they can fast their way into Christ but that there is not one single Scripture that says so? </li></ul>
  46. 46. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>What do the Scriptures say? </li></ul>Can one buy his way into Christ?
  47. 47. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>You can take an exhaustive concordance of the Bible and you will not find one single Scripture that says that you can buy your way into Christ. </li></ul>They don’t say that either!
  48. 48. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>Isn’t it strange that people think that they can buy their way into Christ but that there is not one single Scripture that says so? </li></ul>
  49. 49. How do we get into Christ ? <ul><li>Isn’t it important for us to base our faith on what God says? </li></ul>The words of Jesus are spirit and life God’s word is truth Knowing the truth will set us free All Scripture is inspired by God We will be judged by His word
  50. 50. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>Are there any Scriptures that specifically say how we get into Christ? </li></ul>God wants to bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ! How do we get into Christ? <ul><li>5 reasons why we should look to the Scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>They are the words of life </li></ul><ul><li>God’s word is truth </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the truth will set us free </li></ul><ul><li>All Scripture is inspired by God </li></ul><ul><li>We will be judged by His Word </li></ul>
  51. 51. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>There are 2 Scriptures that specifically say how we get into Christ . </li></ul>God always answers the important questions in Scripture!
  52. 52. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>Do you not know that all of us who have been </li></ul><ul><li>were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3 </li></ul>baptized into Christ Jesus baptized into Christ Jesus
  53. 53. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>For as many of you as were </li></ul><ul><li>have put on Christ. Galatians 3:27 </li></ul>baptized into Christ baptized into Christ
  54. 54. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>Out of all the ways a man or a church can think of to get into Christ , the Scriptures are silent on all of them </li></ul>EXCEPT for BAPTISM!!
  55. 55. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>The Scriptures specifically say that the way into Christ </li></ul>What do the Scriptures say? is through baptism.
  56. 56. The Purpose Of God <ul><li>What did the Pharisees and the lawyers who had not been baptized do?   </li></ul><ul><li>They rejected the purpose of God for themselves. </li></ul>When they heard this all the people and the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John; [30] but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him. Luke 7:29-30
  57. 57. The Purpose Of God <ul><li>After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized. [23] John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there ; and people came and were baptized. John 3:22-23 </li></ul>Why was John Baptizing at Aenon? Because there was much water there.
  58. 58. The Purpose Of God <ul><li>Do you need “much water” to sprinkle someone? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need “much water” to pour it on someone? </li></ul>
  59. 59. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>People are told by some that if they have had some water sprinkled on them that they have been “baptized”. </li></ul>
  60. 60. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>People are told by some that if they have had some water poured on them that they have been “baptized”.   </li></ul>
  61. 61. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>1.     Sprinkling </li></ul><ul><li>2.     Pouring </li></ul><ul><li>3.     Immersion </li></ul>There are three methods of baptism practiced by churches: Confusing? Is there any way of knowing which method our Savior used? Is there any way of knowing which one is based on Scripture?
  62. 62. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>It is important to understand that the word “baptize” is not a translation but rather a transliteration . The letters of the Greek alphabet are given a corresponding letter from our alphabet. The Greek word “ β α π τ ι ζ ε ” was not translated but given a corresponding letter from our alphabet to become “ b a p t i z e ”. </li></ul>
  63. 63. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>The verse has been translated to the English from the Greek EXCEPT for the word “ βαπτίσθείς ” which was transliterated into “ baptized ”. </li></ul>ό πιστεύσας καί βαπτίσθείς σωθήσεται ό δέ άπιστήσας κατακριθήσεται ( Mark 16:16 – Nestle’s Greek New Testament ) Mark 16:16 - He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
  64. 64. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Hebrews 9:19 - For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 9:21 - Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 10:22 - let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:28 - By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 12:24 - to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. </li></ul>1.    Sprinkling?
  65. 65. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Since they know the Greek words for “ sprinkle ”, why did they not translate the word “ baptize ” to the word “ sprinkle ” if that is what the word meant? </li></ul><ul><li>Because the translators know that the word to “ Sprinkle ” does not mean to “ Baptize ”! </li></ul>1.    Sprinkling?
  66. 66. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Acts 2:17-18 - 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. [18] And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:11 - Does a spring pour forth from the same opening fresh water and brackish? (RSV) </li></ul><ul><li>Revelation 16:1 - Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, &quot;Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.&quot; </li></ul>2.    Pouring?
  67. 67. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Since they know the Greek words for “ pour ”, why did they not translate the word “ baptize ” to the word “ pour ” if that is what the word meant? </li></ul><ul><li>Because the translators know that the word to “ Pour ” does not mean to “ Baptize ”! </li></ul>2.    Pouring?
  68. 68. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>If the Biblical definition of the word “ baptize ” is not to sprinkle or pour , what is the Biblical definition of the word “ baptize ”?   </li></ul><ul><li>The Biblical definition of the word “baptize” is “to immerse”. You can take a literal translation of the Bible and you will find the word “ baptize ” means to “ immerse ”. </li></ul>3.    Immersion!
  69. 69. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Peter And said to them, Change hearts and be immersed each of you upon the name of Jesus Christ to forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 Literal English Translation Bible </li></ul><ul><li>And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 Revised Standard Version </li></ul><ul><li>They were told to repent and to be immersed. </li></ul>3.    Immersion!
  70. 70. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Then those gladly welcoming the words of him were immersed , and there were added day that souls, about three thousand. Acts 2:41 Literal English Translation Bible </li></ul><ul><li>So those who received his word were baptized , and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Acts 2:41 Revised Standard Version </li></ul><ul><li>They were immersed in water. </li></ul>3.    Immersion!
  71. 71. The Biblical definition of “Baptism”! <ul><li>Or are you ignorant that all who were immersed into Christ Jesus into the death of him were immersed ? [4] we were buried with Then him through immersion into death that as was raised Christ from dead through the glory of the Father, so also we in newness of life could walk. Romans 6:3-4 Literal English Translation Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death ? [4] We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death , so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:3-4 Revised Standard Version </li></ul>3.    Immersion! To be immersed in water is to be buried with Christ
  72. 72. Buried With Christ Through “Baptism” <ul><li>Col 2:12 and you were buried with him in baptism , ( immersion ) in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. Col 2:13 And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him , having forgiven us all our trespasses, Col 2:14 having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross . Col 2:15 He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in him. </li></ul>God makes us alive together with him God forgives us all our trespasses God cancels the bond against us He disarmed the principalities and powers God does these things for us When we are buried with Him in Baptism (immersion) !
  73. 73. “ Baptism” - See The Similarities <ul><li>Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized ( immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins ; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . </li></ul><ul><li>Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, </li></ul>Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized ( immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins ; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . Acts 22:16 - And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized ( immersed) , and wash away your sins , calling on his name .' Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized ( immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins ; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . John 3:3 Jesus answered him, &quot;Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.“ John 3:5 Jesus answered, &quot;Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit , he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized ( immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins ; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . 1 Pet 3:21 Baptism,( immersion) which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience , through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  74. 74. Getting into Christ ! <ul><li>Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Romans 6:3 - Revised Standard Version </li></ul><ul><li>Or are you ignorant that all who were immersed into Christ Jesus into the death of him were immersed? Romans 6:3 - Literal English Translation Bible </li></ul>
  75. 75. The Biblical definition of “Baptism” is immersion! <ul><li>As many as For into Christ were immersed , Christ you put on </li></ul><ul><li>Galatians 3:27 Literal English Translation Bible </li></ul><ul><li>For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Galatians 3:27 Revised Standard Version   </li></ul>
  76. 76. The Biblical definition of “Baptism” is immersion! <ul><li>Would you like to be buried by someone sprinkling a little dirt on you? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to be buried by someone pouring a little dirt on you? Or would you like to be buried under a lot of dirt (immersion)? </li></ul>To be immersed in water is to be buried with Christ
  77. 77. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE All spiritual blessings are found in Christ . How do we get into Christ ? What do the Scriptures say?
  78. 78. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE The Scriptures specifically say that we are immersed in water (baptized) in order to get into Christ.
  79. 79. “ Baptism” The Importance Of The Order ! <ul><li>Some Churches practice infant “Baptism”. A person, as a baby, is baptized to have their sins forgiven. They are considered saved and at a certain age and thru a certain process their faith is confirmed. </li></ul>“ Baptized” Saved Believe
  80. 80. “ Baptism” The Importance Of The Order ! <ul><li>There are other Churches who do not agree with the order that we have previously looked at. They teach that a person believes in Jesus and becomes saved when he or she prays the Sinner’s Prayer and some time later that person is baptized. It may be next week or next month . </li></ul>“ Baptized” Saved Believe ________________ ________________ Believe Saved “Baptized”
  81. 81. “ Baptism” The Importance Of The Order ! <ul><li>As we can see the order is not the same. There is a variation in these two teaching that are both taught in the name of Jesus. </li></ul>“ Baptized” Saved Believe ____________________________________________ Believe Saved “Baptized” Was Jesus not clear on the order?
  82. 82. “ Baptism” Does Jesus Have An Order? <ul><li>He who believes and is baptized (immersed) will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16 </li></ul>“ Baptized” Saved Believe ________________________________ _____________ Believe Saved “Baptized” Believe Baptized(immersed) Saved
  83. 83. “ Baptism” Calling On The Name Of The Lord <ul><li>Acts 2:21 And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. </li></ul><ul><li>Rom 10:13 For, &quot;every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 22:16 And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, (immersed) and wash away your sins, calling on his name.‘ </li></ul><ul><li>He was told to call on the name of the Lord when he was having his sins washed away while he was being immersed in the water. </li></ul>
  84. 84. The Necessity of Obeying the Gospel <ul><li>2 Th 1:7 and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, </li></ul><ul><li>2 Th 1:8 inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 2 Th 1:9 They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might , </li></ul><ul><li>2 Th 1:10 when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. </li></ul>
  85. 85. The Necessity of Obeying the Gospel <ul><li>He will inflict His vengeance upon those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might. </li></ul>
  86. 86. What is the Gospel? Rom 1:3 the gospel concerning his Son , who was descended from David according to the flesh Rom 1:4 and designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, The Gospel is about Jesus!
  87. 87. What is the Gospel? 1 Cor. 15:1 Now I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I preached to you the gospel , which you received, in which you stand, 1 Cor. 15:2 by which you are saved , if you hold it fast -- unless you believed in vain. 1 Cor. 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 1 Cor. 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, The Gospel is about Jesus’ Death, Burial and Resurrection!
  88. 88. What is the Gospel? Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. God’s Power for Salvation is the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus!
  89. 89. The Gospel is the Good News of Jesus’ Death, Burial and Resurrection! 2 Th 1:8 inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus . How do you and I obey the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus?
  90. 90. Obeying the Gospel The Gospel was enacted by Jesus 1 Cor 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 1 Cor 15:4 that he was buried , that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,
  91. 91. Rom 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death….. … ..so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Rom 6:4 Rom 6:3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Rom 6:5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Rom 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin . We re-enact the Gospel when we are immersed in water When we are immersed in water we obey the Gospel
  92. 92. When we obey the Gospel by being immersed in water Acts 19:2-3 - he said to them, &quot; Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed ?&quot; So they said to him, &quot;We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.&quot; [3] And he said to them, &quot; Into what then were you baptized (immersed)?&quot; So they said, &quot;Into John's baptism.“ Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, &quot; Repent, and be baptized (immersed) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 5:32 - &quot;And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.&quot; Romans 5:5 - Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. The Holy Spirit is given to us.
  93. 93. When we obey the Gospel by being immersed in water Romans 8:11 - But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you . 1 Corinthians 6:19 - Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? Galatians 4:6 - And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts , crying out, &quot;Abba, Father!&quot; The Holy Spirit is given to us to dwell in us.
  94. 94. When we obey the Gospel by being immersed in water Ephesians 3:16 - that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man , Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses . For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 2 Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory , just as by the Spirit of the Lord . The Holy Spirit is given to us to dwell in us. It empowers us to change and be like Jesus!
  95. 95. When we obey the Gospel by being immersed in water 2 Corinthians 5:5 - Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. Ephesians 1:13 - In Him you also trusted , after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, The Holy Spirit is given to us to dwell in us. It empowers us to change and be like Jesus! The Spirit in us is the guarantee that God will keep His promises!
  96. 96. EVERY Spiritual Blessing IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Do you want the Spiritual Blessings that are found in Christ?
  97. 97. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE Do you want to obey the Gospel by being immersed in water in order to get into Christ in order to receive His Spirit and in order to find all the spiritual blessings that God has to offer? And now why do you wait? Get up and be baptized , ( immersed ) and wash away your sins , calling on his name . Acts 22:16
  98. 98. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE If you wish To act upon the information that we have just went through call (405) 701-2986 and ask for me, Dale Walker
  99. 99. PARTAKER OF THE PROMISE SHARING ONE BODY FAITH ETERNAL LIFE GRACE THE PRIZE FORGIVENESS NO CONDEMNATION A NEW CREATION UNITY ADOPTION FREEDOM HOPE BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD JUSTIFICATION VICTORY PEACE SALVATION TO BE FOUND THE LOVE OF GOD REDEMPTION MATURITY SANCTIFICATION LOVE If you choose not To act upon the information that we have just went through, please manually go to the next slide by clicking your mouse button.
  100. 100. <ul><li>Are you really going to reject the purpose of God for you by not being immersed in water in order to get into Christ in order to find all the spiritual blessings that God has to offer? </li></ul>If you have not been immersed in water in the name of Jesus…. You are not in Christ Please remember
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