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Baptism In Conversion

TEXTMatt. 28:19,  Mark 16:15-16

INTRODUCTION:

A.      THE COMMAND OF THE GREAT COMMISSION - TEACH & BAPTIZE.

B.      DID THEY DO IT?

I.      LET'S SEEEXAMPLES OF THEIR WORK:

                                      BELIEVE           REPENT           CONFESS         BAPTIZED

A.  PENTECOST

Acts 2:14-41                                              vs. 37-38                                             vs. 38-41

B.  SAMARIA

8:5-13                                vs. 12                                                                           vs. 12, 13

C.  EUNUCH

8:35-39                            vs. 36-37                                             vs. 37                   vs. 38

D.  SAUL

9:1-9                                                                                                                       vs. 18,

22:16                                                                                                                      22:16

E. CORNELIUS

10:34-46                            vs. 43                                                                            vs. 48

F.  JAILOR

16:25-34                            vs. 31                                                                            vs. 33

G.  LYDIA

16:11-15                            vs. 14                                                                            vs. 15

H.  CORINTH

18:8                                   vs. 8                                                                              vs. 8

II.     IN EVERY CONVERSION THERE IS BAPTISM.

A.      BAPTISM  "consisting of the processes of immersion, submersion and emergence"

          (Vine's).  "Immersion" (Strong's).

          1.       Sprinkling is not what the word means.

          2.       Sprinkling is not baptism.

B.      BAPTISM IS NECESSARY( Acts 2:38; 10:48 ).  Commanded.

C.      WHAT DOES IT DO?

          1.       Puts us in the church( 1 Cor. 12:13 ).

          2.       Puts us in Christ( Gal. 2:26-27 ).

          3.       A participation in his death( Rom. 6:3-4, 7 ).

          4.       Takes away sin( Acts 2:38;  22:16 ).

          5.       Saves us( 1 Pet. 3:21 ).

D.      IT IS A BEGINNING, NOT AN END( Rom. 6:4;  John 8:31 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      ARE YOU SAVED?  ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?

B.      HAVE YOU BEEN BAPTIZED?