What is Baptism?
The word baptiso in the Greek means to immerse and was used to describe clothing that was dipped into a die to change its appearance. It is not actually a word, it is what is called a transliteration. That is a word that is not translated it is just left as it is from its original language. (This is done because at the time of the translation an accurate translation would have caused too much controversy so it was never translated) It should say immersed. Not baptized.
When you think of Water Immersion (baptism) what images come to mind?
Matthew 13: 13-17
Why did Jesus say he was to be baptized?
What happened at Jesusí Baptism?
What happened after his baptism?
Jesusí baptism was at the begging of his new direction in his life to serve God on earth?
What does that tell us about the need for baptism?
Let us look at Matthew 28: 19-20
What was Jesus command to us as believers?
What was his promise?
What did Jesus say we were to do?
Does Jesus want his followers to be baptized?
What does Baptism mean to us as believers?
Let us look at Romans 6:3-11
Baptism represents Jesusí and our death burial and resurrection.
How do we die?
How are we raise?
What happened to our old being, and Why?
Lets now look at Colossians 2:8-15
What does Baptism show us a picture of?
What were we before we were saved?
What are we now?
How does this affect our status in Life?
How are we to treat one another? Why
It what ways are we connected as believers?
Finally let us look at Galatians 3: 26-28
What does God mean when he says we are no longer Jews nor Gentiles, men or women?
What does it mean to you personally to know that when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior you are made one with him and all other believers.
What have you learned today?
What is God speaking to you about salvation, or being obedient in Baptism?
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