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Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 1: 1 -11 Deeds,

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 1: 1 -11 Deeds, teaching, appearing, convincing proofs, spoke, ate, gave commands

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 2: 1 -13 Saw

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 2: 1 -13 Saw tongues of fire Spoke in tongues

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Acts 2: 14 -36 Peter’s explanation

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Acts 2: 14 -36 Peter’s explanation Ø Acts 2: 37 The reaction Ø Acts 2: 38 -40 The how-to’s Ø Acts 2: 41 The results Ø

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 2 Teaching Hearing What

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø Acts 2 Teaching Hearing What shall we do? Repent, be baptized Teaching Acceptance (Belief) Baptism

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø To Believe – “remain steadfast,

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø To Believe – “remain steadfast, trust” John 8: 31 -32 Acts 8: 9 -24 James 2: 19

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø From the head to the

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Ø From the head to the heart Acts 2: 36 -37 Acts 8: 34 -35 John 4: 39 -42

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. ” Romans 10: 1 -17

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Faith is the substance of things

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. ” Hebrews 11: 1

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance “to turn, to change your

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance “to turn, to change your mind” Turn away from old life – turn toward new life Acts 26: 19 -29 Ø Acts 3: 19 Ø Mark 1: 14 -15 Ø Acts 20: 21 Mark 1: 4 Matthew 3: 8

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “The character of the faith that

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps “The character of the faith that allows us to be transformed by suffering and darkness is not doubt-free certainty; rather, it is tenacious obedience. ” John Ortberg The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance turning away from my old

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Repentance turning away from my old life & turning toward a life based in Christ

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism The first outward action of

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism The first outward action of our faith

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptizo - Greek – immerse, submerge,

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptizo - Greek – immerse, submerge, overwhelm Didache – Teachings of the Twelve Apostles late first, early second century church instruction manual

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the Gospels Matthew 3:

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the Gospels Matthew 3: 6, 11 Mark 1: 4 -5 Matthew 3: 13 -17 Mark 16: 16 Matthew 28: 18 -20

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the New Church Acts

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism in the New Church Acts 2: 37 -38, 41

Acts 1: 8 “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the

Acts 1: 8 “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. "

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps A ‘missing’ piece in Samaria Acts

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps A ‘missing’ piece in Samaria Acts 8: 4 -8, 12 Acts 8: 14 -17 Ananias & Saul Acts 9: 17 -19

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth (to the gentiles) Acts 10 Peter’s Explanation Acts 11: 15 -18 Acts 15: 6 -11

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps To the ends of the earth Acts 11: 19 -21 Then, another ‘missing’ piece in Ephesus Acts 19: 1 -7

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Commonalities of Conversion Acts 8: 26

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Commonalities of Conversion Acts 8: 26 -40 - Ethiopian Acts 16: 13 -15 – Lydia Acts 16: 29 -34 – jailer Acts 18: 7 -8 - Crispus

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Acts 16: 13 -15 – Lydia

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Acts 16: 13 -15 – Lydia

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps BAPTISM Ø Didache (pp. 184 ff):

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps BAPTISM Ø Didache (pp. 184 ff): "Now concerning baptism, baptize thus: Having first taught all these things, baptize ye into (eis) the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in living water. And if thou hast not living water, baptize into other water; and if thou canst not in cold, then in warm (water). But if thou hast neither, pour water thrice upon the head in (eis) the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. " Ø (from International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright © 1996, 2003 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved. ) Ø

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism – a symbol, yes –

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps Baptism – a symbol, yes – but more Romans 6: 1 -5 Death – into the water Burial – under the water Resurrection – out of the water

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps We are clothed, covered Galatians 3:

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps We are clothed, covered Galatians 3: 26 -27 Into the Body of Christ Ephesians 4: 3 -6

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps No belief ? – not a

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps No belief ? – not a chance John 3: 16 -18 No repentance ? Hebrews 10: 26 -27 Romans 2: 4 -5 II Corinthians 7: 8 -10 No baptism? Mark 16: 16

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps

Believe, Repent, & be Baptized Faith’s First Steps