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Results of the Great Commission

TEXT:† Acts 2:41

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† Acts 2 DESCRIBES THE BEGINNING EFFORTS OF THE APOSTLES TO

††††††††† CARRY OUT THE GREAT COMMISSION.

††††††††† 1.†††††† Peterís summary & command( Acts 2:36-38 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† They who received his work( vs. 41 ).

B.††††† IF WE PUT A NEW FOOD OR MEDICINE ON THE MARKET, THE

††††††††† GOVERNMENT WOULD DO FOLLOW-UP STUDIES ON ALL WHO USED THAT

††††††††† PRODUCT TO SEE ITS EFFECTS.

C.††††† LETíS DO A FOLLOW-UP ON THESE FIRST CONVERTS TO LEARN THE

††††††††† EFFECTS OF BAPTISM ON US.

I.††††† SINS WASHED AWAY( Acts 2:38;† 22:16 ).

A.††††† BUT SOMEONE ALWAYS OBJECTS:

††††††††† 1.†††††† Arenít sins washed away by Jesusí blood?( 1 John 1:7 )YES.

††††††††† 2.†††††† Wasnít his blood poured out for remission?( Mat.26:28 )YES.

B.††††† ONE PASSAGE SAYS BLOOD, THE OTHER BAPTISM. WHICH IS IT?

C.††††† WHEN WE SAY BLOOD, WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

††††††††† ( Heb. 9:14-15 ).

D.††††† HOW CAN WE FELLOWSHIP JESUS IN HIS DEATH?( Rom. 6:3-4 ).

II.†††† THEY EXPERIENCED A "NEW BIRTH"( John 3:3-5 ).

A.††††† THE RESULT OF BEING BEGOTTEN( 1 Pet. 1:3 ).

B.††††† THE "SEED"( 1 Pet. 1:22-23 ).

C.††††† JESUS & NICODEMUS - "WHAT IS THIS NEW BIRTH?"( John 3:3-5 ).

††††††††† 1.† Jesus addresses Nicodemusí questions

 

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††††††††† 2.† Evidence in the context( vs. 6-10 ).

D.††††† IT IS THE NEW BIRTH THAT CREATES HOPE(† 1 Pet. 1:3 ).

E.††††† IT THE BEGINNING OF A "NEW LIFE"( Rom. 6:3-4, 17-18 ).

III.††† THEY WERE ADDED TO THE CHURCH( Acts 2:47 ).

A.††††† BAPTISM PUTS ONE INTO CHRIST( Gal. 3:27 )& THE BODY OF CHRIST

††††††††† ( 1 Cor. 12:13;† Col. 1:18 ).

B.††††† JESUS IS THE SAVIOR OF THE BODY( Eph. 5:23 ). THIS IS BECAUSE THE

††††††††† BODY IS MADE UP OF THE SAVED( Acts 2:47 ).

C.††††† SINCE ALL IN THE CHURCH ARE WASHED IN THE BLOOD, THE

††††††††† CHURCH IS THE BLOOD BOUGHT BODY( Acts 20:28 ).

D.††††† JESUS IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY( Eph. 1:22-23 ). WE MUST BE

††††††††† SUBJECT TO HIM IN ALL THINGS( Col. 3:17 ).

IV.†† BUT WHAT DID THEY DO FOLLOWING THEIR BAPTISM?

††††††† ( Acts 2:42 ).

A.††††† THEY CONTINUED IN THE APOSTLEíS TEACHING( John 8:31 ).

B.††††† THEY WENT ABOUT TEACHING OTHERS( Acts 5:42 ).

CONCLUSION: WHAT ABOUT YOU?

A.††††† HAVE YOUR RECEIVED THE WORD?( Acts 2:41 ).

B.††††† IF YOU BELIEVE, YOU NEED TO BE BAPTIZED!

C.††††† IF YOU HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED, WHAT EFFECT HAS IT HAD ON YOU?