Acts 8:1-25 Persecution and Baptism

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Pastor Tye's message on how the early church spread because of the persecution. The enemies of God thought they would stamp out Christianity, but they didn't realize they were only helping to spread it. This message also includes discussion about water baptism, what is it, what does it mean, how should it be done and who should do it.

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  • Acts 8:1-25 Persecution and Baptism

    1. 1. Persecution and BaptismGrowing Through Trials, Part 1V - Acts 8:1-25
    2. 2. Missionary Jim Elliot
    3. 3. Missionary Jim Elliot
    4. 4. God allowed thepersecution to the fulfillthe command to go intoSamaria and the uttermostparts of the world. (Acts1:8)
    5. 5. If God has told you to dosomething, don’t wait untilyou have to do it.
    6. 6. If God has told you to dosomething, don’t wait untilyou have to do it.
    7. 7. How much do you owespiritually? What is your sin debt?
    8. 8. How much do you owespiritually? What is your sin debt?1 sin/day = 25,550 sins in a typical lifetime
    9. 9. How much do you owespiritually? What is your sin debt?1 sin/day = 25,550 sins in a typical lifetime25 sins/day = 638,750 sins
    10. 10. Baptism
    11. 11. BaptismBaptism - a signpost that Iam putting my old life todeath and will now followChrist
    12. 12. Galatians 2:20
    13. 13. Galatians 2:20“I have been crucified with Christ;and it is no longer I who live, butChrist lives in me; and the life whichI now live in the flesh I live by faithin the Son of God, who loved me andgave Himself up for me.
    14. 14. - a public profession of an inwardconfession
    15. 15. - a public profession of an inwardconfession- identifying with Jesus death andresurrection and believing God willraise your body after you die(Romans 6:4)
    16. 16. Baptism DOES NOT
    17. 17. Baptism DOES NOT- save you (Ephesians 2:8-9)
    18. 18. Baptism DOES NOT- save you (Ephesians 2:8-9)- cleanse you (1 John 1:9)
    19. 19. Baptism DOES NOT- save you (Ephesians 2:8-9)- cleanse you (1 John 1:9)- make you holy
    20. 20. Baptism DOES NOT- save you (Ephesians 2:8-9)- cleanse you (1 John 1:9)- make you holy- make you a Baptist
    21. 21. Baptism Method?
    22. 22. Baptism Method?- by immersion (Matthew 3:6)
    23. 23. Baptism Method?- by immersion (Matthew 3:6)- by believers (Infant baptism is notpracticed in the scriptures)
    24. 24. Baptism Method?- by immersion (Matthew 3:6)- by believers (Infant baptism is notpracticed in the scriptures)- if you were baptized as an infant, itrepresents your parents’ faith; youshould now get baptized to representyour faith.
    25. 25. Baptism of the Holy Spirit
    26. 26. Baptism of the Holy Spirit The Baptism of the Holy Spirit was a BIG deal! The disciples wanted everyone to experience it
    27. 27. Baptism of the Holy Spirit can takeplace at salvation or afterward. (Acts18:24-25; Acts 19:1-6)
    28. 28. Ephesians 1:13-14
    29. 29. Ephesians 1:13-14In Him, you also, after listening to themessage of truth, the gospel of yoursalvation—having also believed, youwere sealed in Him with the Holy Spiritof promise, who is given as a pledge ofour inheritance, with a view to theredemption of God’s own possession, tothe praise of His glory
    30. 30. The Purpose of theBaptism of the Holy Spirit- is power to serve
    31. 31. The Purpose of theBaptism of the Holy Spirit- is power to serve
    32. 32. Are you a Simon? Lookgood on the outside, butinside there is bitternessand bondage?
    33. 33. The more we put up walls, the morewe think we are protected, yet thewalls become a prison, entrapping usand keeping us in bondage.
    34. 34. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10
    35. 35. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10“I now rejoice, not that you were madesorrowful, but that you were madesorrowful to the point of repentance; foryou were made sorrowful according to thewill of God, in order that you might notsuffer loss in anything through us. For thesorrow that is according to the will of Godproduces a repentance without regret,leading to salvation; but the sorrow of theworld produces death.”

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