You Gotta Die to Live!
Main Point: Jesus commands us to tell everyone that we are His followers by being baptized which symbolizes our _______ _______________ and rising to live in new, resurrection life!
What baptism is not…
-Baptism – not a means of grace (infants)
– The ritual does not save you (Titus 3:4-5 > I Peter 3:21)
It is an essential part of our discipleship!
1. The Call: !
‘Believe’ = to understand, accept & trust
2. The Command: ! (verse 38)
Repent = Turn from unbelief, surrender my !
Matt. 28:19 Make disciples by ‘going, baptizing, teaching…’ Apostles were following thru w/ Jesus’ command/commission
Matt. 3:13-17 Jesus was baptized & gave us a pattern to follow.
3. The Consequence: ! (Thru the indwelling Spirit of Jesus Christ in me! verse 38b)