Believer’s Baptism, April 24, 2022
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Why do we practice Water Baptism?
Water baptism does not save you
Water baptism does not save you
We are saved by faith alone and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Water baptism does not save you
In the New Testament, water baptism always followed a profession of faith (Acts 2:41)
Water baptism does not save you
Not all New Testament Christians were baptized (Luke 23:42-43)
Jesus commanded water baptism
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV2011)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The disciples’ response:
Acts 8:38 (NIV2011)
Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
Jesus commanded water baptism
Water baptism is an act of obedience
Water baptism publicly identifies you with Jesus
1 Corinthians 10:2 (NIV2011)
2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
Romans 6:3 (NIV2011)
3  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
“Baptize” = “To plunge, dip, or immerse”
Infers permanent identification 
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (NIV2011)
12  Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13  For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body…
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