The Bible gives us Christians an amazing charge to go out and do what Jesus did and in Matthew 28:16-20 we empowered to bring this new found faith to everyone.
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Baptism History (Mikveh - (Tub), Zav – (Living Water)
Noah, Moses, (John Baptist – Norm act), Jesus himself
Matthew 3:13-15 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”
I. Public recognition of the new creation
A. We have accountable witness (Like a wedding)
1a. Romans 8:15-17 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry,”Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, the heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ,
II. Baptism Starts the Daily Recognition that your new
A. In order for us to be alive something’s must die.
“In light of death we recognize life” (Fully)
1a. Luke 3: 7-14 (Charge to Change their lives)
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