Do you have to be baptised to go to heaven?
Jesus instruction: Matthew 28:19, 20. John 3:5.
People have all sorts of ideas;
Getting the kids done,’
over the phone ...
What is meant by baptism?
The word baptism comes from the greek BAPTIZO: to dip, immerse, submerge. It was used among the Greeks to signify the dying of a
garment, the drawing of water by dipping a vessel into another.
Bible descriptions of baptism
Jesus. Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus came up out of the water. Coming up
implies a going down.
John the Baptist. John 3:23 Needed plenty of water.
Philip. Acts 8:36-39 Philip and the man being baptised both went
down into the water. Both came up out of the water.
Washing away of sin. Acts 22:16
Jesus death, burial and resurrection for me. Romans 6:3-6
Baptism is for the Christian what a wedding is for a Family
Culmination of a getting to know you period with a time of public commitment.
Entered into thoughtfully and with understanding of what is involved.
Learning how to please
Both involve leaving ... and joining ...
Preparation for baptism
Instruction Matthew 28:19,20
Faith Mark 16:16
Repentance Acts 2:38
On this basis, when should a person be baptised?
What happens at Baptism?
Baptised into the body. 1 Corinthians 12:13
What is the body? Colossians 1:18
Receive the Holy Spirit.
Jesus baptism. Matthew 3:16, 17
Pentecost. Acts 2:38
Jesus is our example. 1 Peter 2:21
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