Birthday of the Church


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Birthday of the Church

  1. 1. Birthday of the Church
  2. 2. Hebrews 6:1 <ul><li>Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hebrews 6:2 <ul><li>instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. John 16:7 NKJV <ul><li>Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three Baptisms
  6. 6. Salvation-- baptism by the Holy Spirit
  7. 7. 1 Cor. 12:13 <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Romans 8:17 <ul><li>Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ     </li></ul>
  9. 9. Baptism in water
  10. 10. Romans 10:9 <ul><li>That if you confess with your mouth, &quot;Jesus is Lord,&quot; and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mark 16:16 <ul><li>Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Matthew 3:11   <ul><li>&quot;I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 13. Baptism in the Holy Spirit    
  14. 14. Mark 1:8 <ul><li>I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Luke 3:16 <ul><li>John answered them all, &quot;I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. </li></ul>
  16. 16. John 1:33 <ul><li>I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' </li></ul>
  17. 17. Luke 24:49 <ul><li>  &quot;I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.&quot; </li></ul>
  18. 18. Acts 1:4-5 <ul><li>On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: &quot;Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. [5] For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. Acts 2:37-39 <ul><li>When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, &quot;Brothers, what shall we do?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>   [38] Peter replied, &quot;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 Holy Spirit. [39] The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 20. Acts 1:8 <ul><li>But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. </li></ul>
  21. 22. John 20:19-22 <ul><li>On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, &quot;Peace be with you!&quot; [20] After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. </li></ul>
  22. 23. John 20:19-22 (cont.) <ul><li>[21] Again Jesus said, &quot;Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.&quot; [22] And with that he breathed on them and said, &quot;Receive the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
  23. 24. John 20:24-31 <ul><li>Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, &quot;We have seen the Lord!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>    But he said to them, &quot;Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.&quot; </li></ul>
  24. 25. John 20:24-31 (cont.) <ul><li>[26] A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, &quot;Peace be with you!&quot; [27] Then he said to Thomas, &quot;Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 26. John 20:24-31 (cont.) <ul><li>[28] Thomas said to him, &quot;My Lord and my God!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>[29] Then Jesus told him, &quot;Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.&quot; </li></ul>