Born once die twice. Born twice die once.
Confusing? Inconceivable? Yet Christ said, “Ye must be born again”
(John 3:7). When an individual accepts Christ and is converted, the
old man dies. His sins are forgiven and “he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor.
5:17). Baptism symbolizes the burial of the old sinful man who “walked
according to the course of this world” (Eph. 2:2) and the rebirth of a
new creature in Christ. So important is baptism, that it is mentioned
more often that the cross.
believeth and is ________ shall be saved; but he that believeth not
shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).
many ways of baptism are acceptable by God?
“One Lord, one
faith, _____ baptism” (Eph. 4:5).
But the thief on the cross was not baptized?
him that knoweth to do ______, and doeth it not, to him it is
sin” (James 4:17).
How was Jesus baptized?
“And it came to
pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was
baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the
_______, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove
descending upon him” (Mark 1:9, 10)
method of baptism did the disciples practice?
commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the
______, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they
were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away
Philip” (Acts 8:38, 39).
do we have other methods of baptisms today?
vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of ______. For laying aside the commandment of God”
can’t we baptize babies?
“OBSERVE all things” (Matt.
“BELEIVETH and is baptized” (Mark 16:16)
“REPENT, and be baptized” (Acts 2:38).
NOTE: In order to be baptized a person
must be willing to observe God's law, BELIEVE in God and REPENT of his
or her sins. The fact is, babies cannot do any of these.
What does baptism symbolize?
are ________ with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was
________ up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in _________ of life. For if we have been planted together
in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness
of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is
crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should not serve sin” (Roman 6:4-6).
a person wait until they are perfect to be baptized?
“For if there
be first a ________ mind, it is accepted according to that a
man hath, and not according to that he hath not” (2 Cor 8:12).
baptism lead to church
“For by one
Spirit are we all __________ into one body” (1 Cor 12:13). “And the
Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Act 2:47).
baptism symbolizes a washing away of sin and a new life in Christ,
would you like to plan for this sacred service soon?