I. Water Baptism Is A Grave For The Enemies Of The Past
A. The Water Baptism of Noah - A Baptism of Salvation
1) Genesis 7
2) 1 Peter 3:20
B. The Water Baptism of Moses - A Baptism of Deliverance
1) Exodus 14
2) 1 Corinthians 10:2
C. The Water Baptism of John - A Baptism of Repentance
1) Matthew 3
2) Acts 19:3-4
D. The Water Baptism in Christ - A Baptism of Resurrection
1) An answer of a good conscious toward God
1 Peter 3:21 ¶ There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
II. Jesus was Baptized
Matthew 3 NKJV
1 ¶ In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"
5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him
6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
13 ¶ Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?"
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
III. We are commanded and commissioned to baptize
Matthew 28 NKJV
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
IV. The first Church baptized believers
Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
V. We Baptize
Romans 6 NKJV
3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Acts 2 NKJV
38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 "For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
The Question Today:
Have you been water baptized since you believed?