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THE BELIEVERS BIBLE STUDYSTEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD# THE BELIEVERS BAPTISM (2)
By Paul B ThomasTopic: The Believers BaptismScripture Reading: John 3:5Purpose: Baptism is an event in Jesus name. Discover the key to understanding the believers new birth and what it means to be born of water and Spirit.
Baptism is not a formality, it is an event where a man or woman becomes a son of God. baptism is an immersion, a process where we enter into the life of Christ. It is a doorway through which we enter into eternal life. The way of water and blood.1.What is the mission the believer?And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:15-16).2.What accompanies baptism?Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:38).3.In whose name must we baptise?Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matt 28:19).4.How do we know that baptism is in the “name” not names ?Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever “I” have commanded you:(Matt 28:19b). Do all things in the name of Jesus (Col 3;17).5.Three thousand Jews were baptised into the name of Jesus|And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews devout men out of every tribe under heaven (Acts 2;5).And there were added not them about three thousand souls (Acts 2:41).Repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission sins and ye shall receive the gift of the holy Ghost.(Acts 2:38).6.Salvation comes to the Gentiles.While Peter spoke the Holy Ghost fellow all them that heard the word (Acts 10:44).Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptised, which have received the Holy Ghost as wells we (Acts 10:47). And he commanded them to be baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 10;48).7.Salvation comes to the jailor when he is baptised.And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptised, he and all his, straightway. (Acts 16 :30-33).8.Saul was baptised when he was converted (Acts 19;18 22;16).And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, (SAUL) that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. 15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. 16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22;14)9.Philip baptised the eunuch (Acts 8;38).And they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptised him.10.Peter commanded Cornelius to be baptised (Acts 10:48).And he commanded them to be baptised in the name of the Lord. (Acts 10:48)11.Lydia was baptised when she was convertedwhose heart the Lord opened ..attended to the things spoken of Paul (Acts 16:14).(Acts 16:16).12.What happens to a man that is baptised?And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16).13.Who do we put on when we are baptised?For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27).14.Baptism is an act of death. How?Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptised into Jesus Christ were baptised into his death? (Romans 6:3).15.How does baptism associate us with Christ?Know ye not that as many of us as were baptised into Jesus Christ were baptised into his death (Romans 6:4).16.Are the baptised ones free from guilt, has their guilt been washed away?There is therefore now no condemnation to those in christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)Being free from the late of sin and death (Romans 8:2).Baptism doth also now save us (1 Peter 3:21).17.Does baptism preside us walking in newness of life?Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4b).18.Does a man have a new life or a make-over life after baptism?For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (Romans 6:5).19.What follows baptism?Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him(Romans 6:8).20.Baptism reveals that a man is a son of God?And Jesus when he was baptised, went up straightway out of the water; and lo the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him; And lo a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 3:16,17).If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. (2 Cor 5:17).Born of God’s spiritif any man has not the Spirit he is none of his (Romans 8;9).The Spirit itself beareth witness with our Spirit, that we are the children of God (Romans 8:16).And we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit, which he hath given us (1 John 3:34).
BAPTISM IS A PUBLIC DECLARATION THAT MY LIFE IS NO LONGER MY OWN. NOW I BELONG TO CHRIST. BAPTISM IS WHERE A MAN FOLLOWS CHRIST IN HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION AND SO ENTERS INTO THE LIFE OF THE KINGDOM UNAVAILABLE TO HIM APART FORMAT NEW BIRTH AND BAPTISM ACTS 2:38
Questions to Consider: Once we are saved how do we manifest this eternal life (2 Cor 4:7,10). Explain the new birth (John 3:5) What is “Born of water and Spirit” (John 3:5).For further Study:The apostles preached the gospel of DEATH BURIAL AND RESURRECTION. Acts 1:22 Acts 2:24,32 Acts 3:15:26 Acts 4:10,33 Acts 5:30,32 Acts 7:55,56 Acts 10:40-43 Acts 13:30-39 Acts 17:31,32 Acts 26:8-23.Literature: Visit brother Paul on amazon for pentecostal/ apostolic ebookshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Thomas/e/B005SRDAESProduced by Paul B Thomaswww.paulbthomas.org