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Baptism - Brent Lokker

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Whether you've been baptized or not, this is for you. Why being baptized is an important step in entering this new life in Jesus. Understanding this message will also help you joyfully baptize others. From a talk given at Blazing Fire Church on July 22, 2017 blazingfire.org

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Baptism - Brent Lokker

  1. 1. Baptism Brent Lokker July 22, 2017
  2. 2. John 1:29-34
  3. 3. Luke 3:21-22 One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized.As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove.And a voice from heaven said,“You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.
  4. 4. John 10:40-42 Once again they attempted to seize Jesus, but he escaped miraculously from their clutches. Then Jesus went back to the place where John had baptized him at the crossing of the Jordan.
  5. 5. John 10:40-42 Many came out to where he was and said about him,“Even though John didn’t perform any miracles, everything he predicted about his man is true!” And many people become followers of Jesus at the Jordan and believed in him.
  6. 6. Baptism Is: • Complete identification with Christ-- You are ONE with Him! • Colossians 2:11-15 • Immersion--into the reality of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That which is immersed takes on the qualities of the substance into which it is immersed!
  7. 7. Baptism Is: •An agreement that your old life ruled by an evil master called sin is over and done with for good! You have a new master, Jesus, who is good and grants you his freedom instead! •Romans 6:2-6
  8. 8. Baptism Is: • Agreement that as his favored child, you can jump into your Papa’s arms any time you want to without fear!! • “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.” Galatians 3:26-27
  9. 9. Baptism Is: • An entrance into a life ruled by the Spirit of God where anything is possible! • Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, ‘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.’”
  10. 10. karena@blazingfire.org Want to be Baptized?

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