June 5, 2016

Here is Water

Preacher:
Passage: Acts 8:26-40

From time to time, the elders and pastors may sense the need to change up what was planned. It is our practice to prepare a 12-month preaching calendar each year, and we stick pretty close to it. But when we sense that God wants us to alter course, we listen to him. This weekend is one of those weekends. Having just restarted The Gospel of Luke series last weekend, we agonized over whether or not to jump out of it the very next week, but the need seemed great enough to do just that.

We were affirmed in this decision, as we witnessed the baptism of 33 men and women who each answered the biblical call for baptism. All glory to God!

Sermon Notes

BAPTISM WEEKEND
Here is Water
Pastor Todd Dugard
June 4-5, 2016

Baptism...

1. The person (Acts 8:26-37; cf. 2:37-38, 41; Galatians 3:27)

2. The purpose

a. A picture of Christ’s redemption (Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:11-12)
b. A personal response of faith (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38)
c. A means of God’s grace
d. A testimony to others

3. The timing (Acts 8:36; cf. 2:37-38; 10:47-48; 16:14-15, 32-33)

4. The mode (Acts 8:36-39; cf. Romans 6:3-4)

5. The place (Acts 8:38; cf. 2:41)

6. The benefits

a. For you
b. For fellow believers
c. For a dying world

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