Baptism

 

Outline

1. The Nature of John's Baptism

2. Institution of Christian Baptism

3. Relation of Repentance and Faith to Baptism

4. Spiritual Significance of Baptism

5. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

 

1. The Nature of John's Baptism

 

 Matthew 3:11 “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

 

Acts 19:2-5 “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 “Then what baptism did you experience?” he asked. And they replied, “The baptism of John.”  4 Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.” 5 As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

 

2. Institution of Christian Baptism

 

Matthew 28:19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

3. Relation of Repentance and Faith to Baptism

 

Mark 16:16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.

 

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

4. Spiritual Significance of Baptism

 

Romans 6:3-4 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

 

5. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

 

Acts 1:5 John baptized with[a] water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

 

Acts 10:45-47 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too.46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter asked, 47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”

 

 

Acts 8:18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given when the apostles laid their hands on people, he offered them money to buy this power.

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/06/2010