Lesson 24 - Baptism

Pastor: Harry M. Krolus

BAPTISM


I.    Introduction

A. What is baptism? (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα)

B. Why do we baptize?

C. Why is baptism important?


II.    A Little history

A. Cleansings, or baptisms, were common in the Old Testament

1.Leviticus 12:1-8

2. Leviticus 14:1-8

3. Leviticus 16:4, 23-24

4. Exodus 30:17-21

B. Other cultures and sects had ceremonial ceremonies involving water

1. Babylonians

2. Egyptians

3. Essenes


III.     What the Bible says.

A. Roots in circumcision

1. Genesis 17:10-11

2. Ephesians 2:11-13

3. Colossians 2:11-12


B. Why do we baptize?

1. Matthew 28:19

2. Ephesians 2:1-3

3. Romans 3:19-23

4. Psalm 51:5


C. What does baptism do for us?

1. John 3:3-6

2. Acts 22:16
 
3. Acts 2:38

4. Mark 16:16

5. 1 Corinthians 12:13

6. 1 Peter 3:21


D. Whom do we baptize?

    1. Matthew 28:19

    2. Acts 2:41

3. Acts 8:12

4. Acts 8:36-38

5. Acts 16:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1:16

6. Luke 18:15-17


E. With what do we baptize?

    a. Acts 8:36-38, 10:47

    b. Ephesians 5:26

F. Why was Jesus baptized according to Matthew 3:15


IV.    Conclusions

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