Oct. 10, 2021
Christ Our Savior: Step into the Water
1. The Pattern of Baptism
The Beginning of the Church
Acts 2:37-38, 41
The Ethiopian with Philip
Acts 8:34-36, 38
The First Gentiles Baptized
C. Does it matter how or when we are baptized?
2. The Effect of Baptism
A. Does it take away sin?
B. A symbol of reality
C. A reminder to all
D. Sin does not rule in you any longer
3. Whose Slave are you?
“But” you say, “how can I reckon myself dead, when I find myself continually filled with the old thoughts, suggestions, and incitements to sin?” Ah, beloved, it is just here the power of reckoning comes in. When the old self seems to return, refuse to recognize it as yourself, and that attitude will destroy it. When the corpse insists on rising from the grave and thrusting itself upon your consciousness, let the wand of faith wave over it and bid it back to its grave, and it will return to its place in the cemetery of the soul.” (A.B. Simpson, Romans, p. 67)
A. The initial question (vs. 1,2)
B. Really free. Really Alive
C. Live like you are Alive and Free (vs. 12-14)
D. One more time now (vs. 15-19)
1. Have you been baptized? What holds you back from baptism? If you have been baptized how has your walk with the Lord been since then?
2. To what or whom are you a slave?
Sunday, You Heard the Message, Now What?
Follow Up Through the Week!
Monday, October 11, 2021
Read: Acts 2:37-38, 41
Peter is presenting the gospel to the people at Pentecost. What is their response and what does Peter instruct them to do? How important is the order that Peter presents repentance and baptism?
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Read: Acts 8:34-36, 38
What appears to cause the Ethiopian’s desire to be baptized? How should the Scriptures lead us to repentance and salvation then further on to baptism?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Read: Acts 10:44-48
What was different about these believers than who had already been following Jesus in the book of Acts? What supernatural evidence brought Peter to the conclusion to see these believers baptized?
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Read: Matthew 3:11-17
How did Jesus respond to John’s hesitancy to baptizing Him? How can Jesus’ reaction help us to face our need of Him and to follow Him in baptism? Can Jesus’ response help us to explain the need to be baptized to those who may say they do not need it?
Friday, October 15, 2021
Read: John 1:29-31
How does John recognize Jesus as He comes to John? What is Jesus’ role and identity according to the John the Baptist?
Saturday, October 17, 2021
Read: James 1:12-15
What is the life cycle of sin in these verses? How can this further explain what Paul describes as “slavery to sin” in Romans 6?