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Summary: A bible study outline on baptism in the New Testament.

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WATER BAPTISM IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

I. Who is a proper candidate for baptism? Who is qualified to be baptized? Who should be baptized?

A. Those that have been taught first (Matthew 28:19).

B. Those that have had the gospel preached to them (Mark 16:15).

C. Those that believe the gospel about Jesus dying for their sins, being buried and rising again on the third day. (Mark 16:15, 16cf. 1Corinthians 15:1-4)

D. Those that gladly receive the word (Acts 2:41).

E. Those that repent (Acts 2:38).

F. Those that confess Christ to be the Son of God (Acts 8:36-38, Romans 10:10, 1Timothy 6:12,13).

II. What is the purpose of baptism? What does baptism accomplish? What is the result of baptism? For what reason is a person baptized?

A. To be saved (Mark 16:16, 1Peter 3:21).

B. For the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).

C. To wash away sins (Acts 22:16).

D. To get into the death of Christ (Romans 6:3).

E. To be buried with Christ (Romans 6:4).

F. To get into Christ (Galatians 3:27).

G. To put on Christ (Galatians 3:27).

H. To get into “one body” (1Corinthians 12:13).

I. To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

III. What is the act of baptism? What does it look like or require? How do you baptize?

A. By being in water and coming up out of water. (Mark 1:9,10)

B. By being where “much water” is found. (John 3:23).

C. By “both” the preacher and the sinner going “down into” water and “coming up out of” water (Acts 8:38,39).

D. By being buried (Romans 6:4).

E. By being “planted” (Romans 6:5 KJV)

F. By being “raised” (6:4)

G. By having our “bodies washed” (Hebrews 10:22)

IV. When should we be baptized? After one has met all the above requirements of #1, above (who?). How long should one wait for actual baptism?

A. No promise of a tomorrow or even the rest of today (James 4:13,14 )

B. To delay is to add to your sin (James 4:17).

C. “Now” is the day of salvation (2Corinthians 6:2).

D. Same day you “receive” the word (Acts 2:41).

E. Same hour you believe and receive the word of the Lord (Acts 16:32,33).

July 9, 2001

Norman Mc Leod


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Barry Habib

commented on May 3, 2008

Norman, I was so blessed to see such a great teaching on Baptism. So many time preachers make the simple truths of the gospel dry and hard to understand. Great job making this teaching easy to understand without leaving out the truth of Baptism. Great job!!!

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